Lands Village Hall Trust supports and promotes a vibrant community in the Lands and Morley area. This includes High Lands, Low Lands, Morley, and Lands Bank areas of Teesdale in the North East of England.
The village hall is an accessible, welcoming space. It is available to enjoy many activities, such as:
- social, educational, and fitness groups;
- support groups and interest clubs; and,
- community events.
The hall is available for hire at very affordable rates. We have considered how people want to use the space and offer the hall in sessions rather than having hourly rates. While we improve hire efficiency, this approach proffers hirers better hire fees.
The incumbent Trustees of the Association replaced the previous committee in March 2020 and have remained broadly the same since then. Overall, the committee has made very few changes in the intervening time. During our tenure, the committee has successfully raised thousands of pounds to reopen and refurbish the hall and continues to strive towards renovating the building and reviving the hall’s position at the centre of a thriving community.
You can become a Member of the Lands Village Hall Association for a nominal fee. Membership entitles you to many benefits, from reduced entrance fees for certain events to reduced hire charges.
Membership is available to residents of our catchment area, non-residents, and affiliating organisations.
The Association is the body of membership of the Trust; from it the Trustees are elected by the membership. Therefore, to stand as a Trustee or Officer of the Trust, or to vote at an AGM, you must be an adult member of the Association. Affiliate Organisations cannot stand as officers or trustees, although they may send a representative to the AGM and vote.
Help Lands Village Hall
The hall enjoys the support of the local community around Lands and Morley. Trustees and supporters manage the venue, maintain the villages’ green spaces, and support the community in any way we can. We are always interested in support from new volunteers, so why not get involved?
The Trust seeks funding from the local community and other funders to support our aim of refurbishing the village hall after a period of neglect. Our refurbishment plans are well underway, but there is still more to do. We are a small local charitable organisation and need donations of funds, materials and time to support our aims.
Now that the hall is reopened, we continue to refurbish the building and improve its facilities. Although we have replaced the electrical distribution and renewed the lighting and heating, the hall still needs repairs. For instance, the roof requires repairs, the ceilings need insulating and plastering, the kitchen needs refurbishing, the toilets need some plumbing work.
We seek work from local roofers, plasterers, and electricians to continue our refurbishment projects. So, if you are a tradesman who can quote to do work for us immediately, please get in touch!
Many thanks to the people, enterprises, and other bodies that have donated already. We are grateful for their help and support. There are many ways to sponsor our events and provide financial support to our work.
Redcentaur Design donated hosting, domain registration and server management to get this website up and running and continue to offer services at a reduced rate.
Clarks Eggs sponsored Lands Village Hall’s Christmas Tree 2021 and Drinks and Mince Pies Event 2021.