Was formed in 1964 and was the first purpose built Community Centre in Derwentside District. At that time the Centre catered not only for this area, but for the whole of former Stanley U.D. and the periphery. As a result of Durham County Council's Community Development, there was a marked increase in the number of Community Centres, Village Halls, Church Halls etc. which inevitably led to some of the public using centres closer to home. However, we still attract a very healthy number of users from a wide area with our range of activities and splendid facilities (see map and calendar of activities).

Our Centre has centrally heated, comfortable and ventilated rooms etc. for all activities. Canteen facilities, for the benefit of the users, provide inexpensive refreshments. While excellent cleaning staff keep the Centre in immaculate condition.

The Management Committee meet on the third Thursday of one month at 7 p.m. The Executive Committee meet on the third Thursday of the following month at 7 p.m.

The officials are as follows:

Chairperson Mrs. J. Trotter
Secretary Mr. T. Miller
Vice-Chairman Mr. J. Bailes
Treasurer Mr. I. Kitchin
Warden-in-Charge Mrs. Rosalind Ryans
Warden Mrs. Moira Wears
Caretaker Mr. Michael Ward

The Centre is always looking for new members to join the various sections, so why not drop in and see what we have to offer.

Click here to see more information on some of our groups.



1.00 p.m. Health & Fitness Class
2.00 p.m. Retired Teachers (last Mon.)
7.00 p.m. Y.O.C. (Bi-monthly)
7.00 p.m. Stanley Light Orchestra
7.30 p.m. Yoga
7.30 p.m. Role Playing Club
7.30 p.m. Stanley Camera Club


9.30 a.m. Mothers/Toddlers (Stanley Teddy Bear Club)
1.30 p.m. Machine Knitting Club
1.30 p.m. Yoga
2.00 p.m. Ladies Club
6.00 p.m. Adult Education for Literacy and Numeracy
6.00 p.m. The Bungalows Residents and Neighbourhood Watch Association (monthly)
7.00 p.m. Townswomen's Guild (3rd Tues)
7.00 p.m. Annfield Plain Gleeman
7.00 p.m. Annfield Plain Gleeman Ladies (1st Tues.)


9.30 a.m. Stanley Teddy Bear Club
1.15 p.m. German Class
6.00 p.m. Dance Club Committee (1st Wed)
7.00 p.m. Dressmaking Class
7.00 p.m. Ward Meeting (Last Wed)
7.30 p.m. Wednesday Dance Club


6.00 p.m. St. John Badgers
6.00 p.m. St. John Cadets
6.30 p.m. Women's Institute (4th Thurs)
7.00 p.m. St. John Adults
7.00 p.m. Carpet Bowls
7.00 p.m. Spanner in the Works (Young persons Theatre Group)


9.30 a.m. Stanley Teddy Bear Club
7.30 p.m. Special Needs Unity Group


1.00 p.m. Adult and Junior Dance Class
7.00 p.m. Whist
7.00 p.m. Saturday Dance

Other Organisation Using The Centre: Save the Children, Further Education classes, Women's Groups, National Blood Transfusion Service, Derwentside Housing Committee, Homecare, N.W.D.C. Bowls League, Northern Rent Tribunal, North Durham Area Community Education Committee.

Write to us

Stanley Community Centre
Tyne Road
County Durham

Or phone us!

01207 233512


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