Warm Hubs

As the cost-of-living crisis starts to worsen we are finding that some residents are struggling to afford the cost of essentials such as food and energy bills.  As a result, some residents are having to make the choice between having a meal or putting their heating on.  This situation is only expected to get worse as the temperature drops as we start to go into the winter months.

In direct response to this situation, we are aware that several warm hubs have been created in Seaton Valley as places within the local community where people can visit to enjoy a refreshment, some social activity and the company of others all in a warm, safe and friendly environment.


Some of these locations are listed below:


Holywell Community Centre (formally the Veterans Hut) on Holywell Dene Road will be offering free refreshments on a Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and on a Wednesday between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.

St Mary’s Church are offering refreshments on a Tuesday and Friday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Donations are welcome but not necessary.

New Hartley

New Hartley Memorial Hall will open a warm hub on Wednesdays between midday and 5:00pm.  They will be offering a two-course hot meal on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

The Memorial Hall will also be open as a warm hub on the 2nd Monday of the month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm for afternoon tea and the 4th Monday of the month for games, entertainment and refreshments.

St Michael’s Church have an open-door coffee morning every Thursday between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

Seaton Delaval

The Welcome Café at the Methodist Church on Elsdon Avenue are open on a Monday and Wednesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm offering hot refreshments and food – pay what you can afford.

Seaton Sluice

Seaton Sluice Community Centre will have a warm hub in the library on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm with free hot drinks.

St Paul’s Church will be open every Tuesday between 10:00am and midday for hot drinks, scones, and treats for children. Children’s activities will also be available.


Seghill Institute Memorial Hall will be open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am and 1:00pm.  A warm and welcoming place to relax, free hot refreshments, books, games and friendly company.


Council Support to Warm Hubs

The council is planning to provide financial support to groups that have set up warm hubs in the form of a small grant towards any additional running costs such organisations may incur.

Please keep an eye on the council’s social media posts to get further updates on new and updated warm hub locations and opening times.