Our Community Matters and Big Days – A Christmas Project

Tees Valley Rural Action in partnership with YouthFocus:NE will present a Christmas Project

at Skelton Civic Hall on Sunday 8th December, at 12.30 – 2.30 pm.

supported by Guisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets and Crafts4All.

The event is to connect through craft, and provide a lovely party themed buffet and soup to special guest veterans.  There will be a surprise visit from Santa and some amazing free activities to take part in. The cadets have also challenged themselves to create 50 Christmas Shoe boxes to send over to service men and women. It will be an amazing afternoon.

The National Lottery 25 years Celebration

Today we celebrate with @TNLUK and want to thank all the players, who allow charities like ours to receive vital funding from @TNLComFund #NationalLottery25
The 25th birthday is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary impact The National Lottery has had on the UK, and to say thank you to National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week.

Post your crossed fingers selfie to join in the celebrations, we struggled not been in the office today so thought lets go with what we know and join in with our lovely the mascots the sheep.




Cleveland Police Appeal to Rural/Farming Community for Assistance

Cleveland Police Appeal to Rural/Farming Community for Assistance with Naheed Khan Murder Investigation

Cleveland Police are reaching out to the farming and rural communities for their assistance with the Naheed Khan murder investigation.

Naheed, 43 has been missing since May 2018 and a designated team of officers launched a murder investigation in January last year. Officers are appealing to people in the farming community to come forward if they noticed any suspicious activity on their land May and June 2018.   In addition to this, police are asking people to check their outbuildings and land of unusual activity.

Senior Investigating Officer, T/Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, said: “Naheed has been missing nearly 18 months now and our team are continuing to work to try and find her.  Unfortunately, we do believe that Naheed has been murdered and we are appealing to the hard to reach farming communities for their assistance with our search as they may be able to help us with our enquiries.  If you do own a plot of land, and have noticed any unusual signs of activity we would urge you to contact us, as your information could help us find Naheen.”

Naheed had links in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby.  She is described as Asian, of slim build and around 5ft 6″ tall, with long dark hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.  Alternatively, people can visit https://mipp.police.uk/ and provide information direct to the investigation team.

Independent charity Crimestoppers is now offering up to £10,000 for information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder of Naheed Khan.  Contact Crimestoppers 1000% anonymously on 0800555111 or visit Crimestoppers


‘Wonderful Villages’  Photo Competition – Soon to be launched

Love your Village! Love your Village Hall!

Does your village have a budding photographer who could capture your villages beauty and uniqueness? Capture your villages beauty and be in with a chance to win your village hall an amazing £1000 and £500 for the photographer brought to you from Allied Westminster.  Watch this space for more details – soon to be released! Further information on the poster.

Be part of our National Lottery 25th celebration & record breaking attempt

Join #NationalLottery25  in Gateshead as we celebrate the National Lottery’s 25th Birthday with tea and scones, and attempt to set a new (Guinness World Records™) for the largest ever cream tea party.

We need 1,500 guests to come along to enjoy a free cream tea – including a cup of tea, a scone with jam and clotted cream – on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at the Sage Gateshead.

To beat the record, everyone taking part must be able to drink a cup of tea with milk and eat at least one wheat scone with clotted cream and jam.

To allow us to provide enough scones and tea – and set a new world record – all guests must register for a place at the table and ensure they can attend the event.

Sound like a piece of cake? Hit the button below for full details and register!

What: Celebrate The National Lottery at our Cream Tea Party

Where: Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

When: Wednesday 23 October, midday to 3pm


Calling All Tees Valley Rural Village Halls – Are You Up For A Challenge?


TVRA challenge you to write a poem about your village hall to be in with a chance to win a free 1 year subscription to Hallmaster’s online booking system topped off with a lovely bottle of fizz and scrumptious chocolates for yourself.  Keep it short and a max of 20 lines.

Please send to Janice McColm on jmccolm@teesvalleyruralaction.co.uk by Friday 22nd November and the winning poem will be announced and read at the Tees Valley Rural Action Village Halls Conference on Thursday January 23rd 2020 at the Emmanuel Church Hall, Macnay Street, Saltburn, TS12 1LE.