West Auckland Memorial Community Centre


The Village

West Auckland is a village situated to the west of Bishop Auckland on the A68 road. The village is famous for its football team to win the first World Cup! It also has one of the largest village greens in the county.

The Hall

The Memorial Community Centre was built in 1925 as a fitting memorial to the men of West Auckland who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. Since then the original hall has been renovated and built on, and now offers a welcoming venue for residents of West Auckland and the surrounding areas.

The hall is available for hire for:

  • Meetings/Seminars
  • Social Events/Fayres and Sales
  • Rehearsals
  • Training
  • Functions
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • Sports Classes
  • Stage Productions/Concerts
  • New Activities

Regular activities ongoing in the hall include New Age Kurling, Carpet Bowls, Zumba, Piloxing, Hip Hop & Street Dance, Keep Fit, Aikido, Weight Watchers and Slimming World.

The Main Function Room is ideally suited for Children’s Parties, as it can accommodate a Bouncy Castle.

The Memorial Hall has a Premises Licence and a Performing Rights Society Licence.

Features

Rooms: Main Hall (Main Function Room) 50ft x 30ft, Stage 24ft x 12ft, Coffee Room 22ft x 16ft, Games Room 28ft x 22ft, Committee Room 20ft x 12ft, Kitchen 25ft x 13ft.

Heating: Available throughout the hall

Maximum Capacity: Main Function Room 200, Games Room 60, Coffee Room 25, Committee Room 12

Facilities: The modern Kitchen facilities include a microwave, cooker, fridge, freezer and two sinks.   There is a Stage making the hall an ideal venue for productions.     There are also Toilet facilities accessible to all.    The place is kept spotlessly clean.

Free WiFi is also available.

Equipment: The hall has adequate chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available.    There is also a variety of sports equipment, carpet bowls, new age kurling, shuffleboard, a pool table, stage lighting and a PA system.

Parking: Designated car park with sixteen spaces.

Roadside parking is also available alongside the A68.

Access: Access for all into the hall and the premises is on one level.    There are no stairs.

Hire Charges: Membership – family group £3.00, adults/OAPs £2.00, children under 14 £1.00.
Hire charges from 9.00am – 11.00pm for all standard bookings other than sections (special rates apply after 11.00pm): Main Hall (Function Room) and Coffee Lounge £11.00, Games Room £9.00.

Kitchen rate per session – organisations and sections £2.00 added for use to make tea, coffee and drinks; hire of crockery, cutlery etc. £5.00 – £10.00 depending on requirements; organisations, sections and functions £10.00 added for use of electric ovens and gas hobs for warming food, plus £10.00 extra if kitchen is used for cooking as well. Catering – £10.00 per hour for use of kitchen facilities plus use of fridge/freezer overnight. Tables and chairs – hire charges by arrangement. Section rates £5.00 per hour for Main Hall (Function Room) and Coffee Room and apply to normal weekly bookings only. Special events for all organisations and sections charged at £17.00 per hour to cover use of the Hall, Kitchen, Games Room and Coffee Room. Special rate for children’s parties including setting up time is £37.00 for two hours – use of the Hall, Kitchen and the Coffee Room – £5.00 of this is refundable.

Registered Charity Number: 700076

Contact

Dave 01388 606499 or Mobiles 07581 283896 or 07708 350458. The Hall number is 01388 833924

Facilities

Accessible WCAccessible WC

WCWC

ParkingOn Street Parking



  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    21
    Dec
    2020
    1730 - 1830 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Mon
    02
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    21
    Dec
    2020
    1900 - 2100 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreGerald Routledge 01388 718391Contact Gerald for cost

    Carpet Bowls is a way of still staying active in your later years

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Mon
    14
    Dec
    2020
    1000 - 1200 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreSam Tucker 07846 168316£1.30

    Growing Together, WearICare and Innovations come very week for this pleasurable activity.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1715 - 1745 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie

    This is NEW and is starting on the 7th November 2017

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1745 - 1845 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie
  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    1845 - 1945 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreStephanie Alderson 07715 568614 or dynamicdanceftb@hotmail.co.ukContact Stephanie

    Come along with your children and join the Dynamic Dance School on a Tuesday evening.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    27
    Oct
    2020
    2000 - 2100 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreBernadette Rogers 01388 601177 or 07930 944810Contact Bernadette

    Enjoy a night with us at the Memorial Hall

  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    28
    Oct
    2020
    1030 - 1130 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreBethany Webb 07494 4880584810FREE
  • Wed
    25
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    16
    Dec
    2020
    1800 - 1930 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Thu
    17
    Dec
    2020
    1300 - 1400 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan for price

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoy others company

  • Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Thu
    29
    Oct
    2020
    1930 - 2130 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreGraeme Scarlett 01388 774228 or 07450 880138 or graemescarlett@aol.comContact Graeme

    Come along and join Graeme on the organ for a tea dance

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    18
    Dec
    2020
    1730 - 1815 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreJan Vickers 07737 679213 or janvickers@hotmail.comContact Jan

    Zumba is an excellent way to keep fit and to enjoys others company

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    26
    Dec
    2020
    0830 hrs & 1030 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreRochelle Holmes 07883 812469 or rochellex1@icloud.comAs per Slimming World

    Come along and join us on a Saturday morning.

  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    1600 - 1800 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreGraeme White 07496 277411Contact Graeme

    This is a new activity for children.    It starts on Thursday 6th of September and is on every week at the same time at the Memorial Hall.

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    1330 - 1530 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community CentreLaura Younger 07802 597449Contact Laura

    This is a new activity for children with Autism.    It starts on Saturday the 20th of October and is on the third Saturday in every month at the Memorial Hall.

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Starts 1.30 pmWest Auckland Memorial Community AssociationDave Williamson 01388 606499 or 07581 283896FREE

    WEST AUCKLAND MEMORIAL HALL – AUTUMN FAYRE

    The West Auckland Memorial Community Association, are holding an AUTUMN FAYRE on Saturday the 3rd of November at 1.30 pm at the Memorial Hall on Darlington Road, West Auckland.   This is to raise funds for the upkeep of the Hall and for the Xmas Parties for Members and for the Adults with Learning Difficulties who come along every Tuesday for New Age Kurling.

    We have an excellent Tombola Stall with one hundred prizes available to win, and also a Cake Stall with locally baked produce, provided by patrons who use the Hall.   There’s Bric A Brac / Book Stall, with CD’s and DVD’s on sale, and a Toy Stall for the kids.   Plus, there’s a Raffle / Draw with 20+ prizes donated by local businesses, who always support us, and tea and scones from the Kitchen, just to keep you going.

    There’s also numerous craft stalls, including one with Crochet Toys & Handmade Gifts, Pegbags & Needlecases, another with Knitted Egg Cosies, Fabric Boxes/Bags/Brooches, one raising funds for the Children’s Society, plus Handmade Crafts from the Monteith Craft Group (Willing Hands).

    In addition, there will be two performances on the Stage in the afternoon.   There’s a display of hip hop and street dance, by the children who come along to the Dynamic Dance School run by Stephanie every Tuesday night.   Then there is the Zumba Crew (Adults With Learning Difficulties) from Growing Together West Auckland, who do Zumba and are choreographed by their instructor Jan, who does Zumba Gold with them every Thursday afternoon.

    Admission is free, so why not pop along and join us for the afternoon, and see what we have to offer.