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Past

Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre, is a Historic Building that was originally built as a School, and dates back to 1878. More recently it has been home to a thriving Community Centre.  Originally belonging to the Local Authority, in 2014 it was secured on a 30 year lease as part of Durham County Council’s asset transfer program. It is now managed and maintained by the Framwellgate Moor Youth and Community Association, as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and in 2013 the Building underwent an extensive £240,000 refurbishment programme.


Present

nouveaux dance adn fitnessWe currently host over 40 fun, educational and inspirational classes or activities each week, across a wide range of subject matters, including fitness, culture, and learning. So whether you’re looking to expand your skill set, or reduce your waistline, we’re sure to have something for you.  Every age range catered for, from our toddler groups, to evening youth clubs, through to painting for 50’s plus.

Our classes currently attract up to 750 different users a week, totalling in excess of 30,000 visits a year. We aim to more than double that in the future, as well as delivering a calendar of community events, Parades, and Summer Fairs that will engage with the whole community, even more!


Future

external 5We have ambitious plans for the centre, for which planning permission has been authorised already. The plans we are proposing, are aimed at delivering activities relating to health, leisure, education and social inclusion including a public internet café, aerobic rooms, teaching rooms, 2 main halls, and playground areas. A Business Centre with meeting rooms and facilities that will help keep the centre financially viable.

Our future generations deserve to have this facility, to feel a sense of community, it’s a resolve that the North East is famed for. It’s an exciting journey for us, and we’d love you to be involved!

Warmest Wishes…

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Latest News:

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front of cafe area

The new kitchen/cafe area has been completed. Thanks to a grant of £45000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation 60th Anniversary fund.

It will allow current user groups to use the kitchen/cafe area for leisure and meetings and attract new individuals/groups to use it. We have plans to offer further catering opportunities in the future. Please drop in and take a look, we are sure you will enjoy it ….