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New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing – Ushaw Moor

September 4, 2014 Leave a comment


A VOLUNTEER-run cafe has expanded its fare, after a new kitchen was installed.

The Hive opened on Station Road, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, last October, serving drinks, scones and teacakes.

The food menu was limited by the facilities available.

However, a £1,500 grant from Starbucks plus some other cash has paid for a new purpose-built kitchen, meaning hot food can now be prepared on site.

The new menu was introduced last Wednesday (August 27) and volunteers have already noticed a sharp increase in customers.

The Hive is currently open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

There is free use of computers and free wifi and the cafe also serves as a Durham Foodbank distribution point.

Supporters hope to extend its opening hours to five or six days a week, but are dependent on more volunteers coming forward.

Meanwhile, The Hut, another community facility in the village – like The Hive managed by the Ushaw Moor Action Group – has received a small grant from the Mid-Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).

The money has been put towards buying extra folding tables, junior size tables and chairs, making The Hut more suitable for parent and toddler groups, parties and special events.

For further details, visit

via New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing From The Northern Echo.


Ushaw Moor Community Garden | Life and style |

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment

About three years ago, Ushaw Moor Action Group carried out a survey in the village and everyone felt that a community garden would be a good thing. There was a bit of derelict land owned jointly by Durham county council and the Roman Catholic diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, and they allowed us to have it on a long-term basis. We received money from the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces to clear the land and open the garden, which we did nearly two years ago.

Tell us about the garden
We grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables. This has been one of the best winters for us; we’ve been lucky not to have as much rain as all those poor people in the south, and the weather’s been quite mild. There’s a charity called Handcrafted, which is making a keyhole garden for the site. The concept started in Africa and it uses a minimal amount of soil; you put compost in the middle and it leaches out into the soil. That will be our dedicated organic patch within the garden.

There’s an educational spin-off as well. Two local primary schools – Silver Tree and St Joseph’s – come to the garden and do work in the raised beds. Police from Durham Constabulary also do one session a week in the garden: they run a successful scheme called Hagrid, through which they work with children who are seen as being at high risk of getting involved in crime. They won a Royal Horticultural Award for their work. Last year, the kids on the Hagrid project were digging up potatoes and they were quite surprised – I think they thought they came out of plastic bags!

We’re in the process of starting a Men’s Sheds scheme (which originated in Australia and New Zealand) to give men the opportunity to get together and have a chat, because we’re not very good at talking about our emotions and all that.

via Ushaw Moor Community Garden | Life and style |

Discounted entry to Beamish for Ushaw Moor Residents

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

The Northern Echo: Discounted entry to Beamish Discounted entry to Beamish

BEAMISH Museum is offering £5 entry for Ushaw Moor residents between February 15 and 23 and free transport to the outdoor museum on Saturday, February 22. For further details, visit The Hive, on Station Road, Ushaw Moor, between 10am and 4pm between now and Friday (February 14).

via Discounted entry to Beamish (From The Northern Echo).

Chat ‘n’ Crafts in Ushaw Moor From The Northern Echo

January 18, 2014 Leave a comment

From the opening of The Hive, Ushaw Moor

A CHAT ‘n’ Craft Group meets in The Hive, Station Road, Ushaw Moor, near Durham, each Thursday from 10am to noon. Visitors are welcome to take along their own craft projects and share ideas and techniques. A drink and a toasted teacake or cake is available for £1.50.

via Chat ‘n’ Crafts in Ushaw Moor From The Northern Echo.

Enterprise Development and Education Network – Ushaw Moor Cafe

October 19, 2013 Leave a comment

We are a Cafe based in Ushaw Moor, County Durham, giving young people in the area and other ages a chance for training in working in the Cafe and also work experience, this is because of our close links with Enterprise Development and Education Network, also known as EDEN. EDEN which is run by Anne-Marie Booth who is also the Manager of the Cafe. We are primarily based in the lovely Village of Ushaw Moor, in ‘The Hive’. Our staff who are all volunteers are extremely friendly and constantly open for a chat. So if you are ever visiting Durham, this is the place to go.

Basic info

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Location 5 Station Rd, DH7 7PX Ushaw Moor

Wed – Fri: 10:00 – 16:00
Sat: 10:00 – 14:00

Enterprise Development and Education Network.

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Little Honeys

Aug 26th, 2012

by admin.

September 7, 2012 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am

Weekly until December 14, 2012

At 5 Station Rd,Ushaw Moor,County Durham DH7

Little Honeys Mother and Toddlers

Starting on 7th September Little Honeys will be meeting at the Hive from 9.15am till 11.30am. Why not pop in and meet other mums and the little honeys and explore play, crafts and a social chat. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the sessions.

via Little Honeys – Ushaw Moor Action Group.

Fruit and Vegetables at the Hive – Ushaw Moor Action Group

August 14, 2012 Leave a comment

A selection of fruit and vegetables will be on sale at the Hive 5 Station Road on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 till 2.00, all proceeds will support new community projects. THE HIVE Ushaw Moor Action Group