Frosterley Village Hall or The Frosterley Institute (it's original name) was opened in 1909 and was the end result of the local quarrymen, from the late 1890's, donating 1p per week towards developing a building originally to be a literary institute. The quarry owners gave their contributions also and the land was donated by the local squire. The quarrymen also, at the end of their working day, and with help from local farmers etc, built the building themselves.
The hall now offers a wide range of activities for local residents of all ages and interests including Arts and craft groups, Exercise classes, Sports, WI, Coffee Mornings, Breakfast Church, Fayres and live bands.
We have recently refurbished an unused area downstairs in the hall, funded by various funding applications and this opened in July 2021. It has a large area with bi-folding patio doors, a kitchen, lounge, disabled toilet, office and disabled access. This compliments our other areas of the hall including snooker/pool room, large upstairs hall with kitchen area, stage and licensed bar.
The duties of the trustee include:
• determining the long-term direction of the charity
• implementing policies and activities to further the charity’s objectives
• complying with legal and regulatory requirements
• ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
• Support events and the general day to day management of the hall
• Possible Keyholder responsibilities
• Get involved in fundraising and any other activities to support the hall
We would welcome applications from anyone who is looking to help us achieve our charitable objectives and move the organisation forward but would particularly welcome applications from people who have skills in the following areas:
Willing to support with a wide range of hall activities
Trustee meetings are held on the first Tuesday night of every month at 7pm Frosterley Village Hall, 17 Front Street, Frosterley, County Durham, DL13 2QW
Support from all Trustees, any out of pocket expenses are paid to all Trustees
We have a varied skill set among our volunteers and trustees and feel that this will be an interesting and exciting opportunity. As we are all trustees and therefore volunteers we all work together to make the hall a great place for our community to use. Volunteers can learn new skills as well as utilise their current ones.
We would love to have an informal chat with any potential trustees and show you around the village hall so you can see what we do!