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The Witham Hall

Opening of the New Withm and Library                                                                    

A major project to restore and expand the activities of The Witham Hall and build a new Library in Barnard Castle has been completed by the project partnership of Durham County Council, Barnard Castle Vision and The Witham Hall Ltd.


The partners raised £3.1 million to complete the project and the Witham Hall and Library are now both open for business, with an exciting programme of activities and events.


Chris Clark, chair of The Witham Hall Ltd, said: “The Witham has played a part in the lives of many individuals and groups who have attended activities, classes or events. We hope they are excited about the new buildings and returning to much improved facilities.


“The Witham can now expand its activities and will be a centre for use by the community, commercial and cultural organisations.  With new facilities we will be able to provide a high quality service to all of our customers. We see this as a new future for the building and a major benefit to the town’s people and future generations.”


A series of fundraising events are planned and a Just Giving page has been set up at for anyone who wants to support the campaign.