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Find out more about news and developments of the village hall. if you have any news please do let us know!


The village is fortunate in having a large recreation ground and a great number of footpaths directly from the village to explore with your dog.  We politely request that the village hall grounds are not used for exercising your dog.

Pic appeal!

We are wanting to update the photos on our site to show the newly refurbished hall and Clara Vale looking at its best. If you think you have a suitable picture and wouldn’t mind it being used on one of our pages, please email to Thank you.

Individual Giving – we still need your help!

The most expensive  changes to the village hall have now been completed – meeting the needs of the community for years to come.   As previously reported, a large part of the cost has been met by grant funding from a range of sources but we have also contributed a large amount from our own funds…. read more

New Conservation Group Funding and Website

The CVCG has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to improve and restore grassland in the Reserve, a project called Flowers in the Vale. The bid was made on our behalf through Gateshead Council. The new Conservation Group website has been created to satisfy one of the grant conditions, namely to make information about the Reserve and… read more

Conservation Group – Reserve Survey

Members of the Conservation Group have embarked on an ambitious project to catalogue all the plant species in the Reserve. This will be done by using quadrats (a simple frame to isolate a specific area for study) at various locations in the reserve, to analyse the species and distribution.  Dozens of sample locations will be analysed… read more