18 March 2020 - – by Tang Hall Big Local

UPDATE ON 20/08/20 – We are still beavering away down at Tang Hall Community Centre sending out food parcels and supporting those in our community who need our help. The current incarnation of the Distribution Hub is set to end at the start of September, and we will be updating you very soon on what we as THBL plan to be providing going forwards, to keep our community safe and healthy. Watch this space!

UPDATE ON 24/07/20 – Gosh, what a year! The hard work continues at Tang Hall Community Centre, where Kayleigh and Anna have been working alongside Stephen and almost 70 volunteers to provide emergency food help for our community. Although the Community Centre is allowed to open to the public, the Council have asked us to continue our sterling work as a Food Distribution Hub, which means we will be covering the whole summer. More information will be coming for you soon about what events and what food offerings we will have post-September, but for now, if you’re passing the community centre, don’t forget to wave 🙂

UPDATE on 10/06/20 – Tang Hall Big Local continue to work alongside Tang Hall Community Centre to keep the THCC Distribution Hub running. 11 weeks in, we have an army of almost 70 volunteers working alongside us, and have sent out more than 500 food parcels to those needing support in the local community, as well as undertaking an array of other tasks, from picking up prescriptions to looking after injured hedgehogs! There are no plans as of yet to cease the Hub activity, so we will be going strong until further notice 🙂

UPDATE on 14/04/20 – Tang Hall Big Local staff have spent the last few weeks working closely with a Local Government Distribution Hub which is serving the area of Tang Hall. Kayleigh is managing volunteers for the Hub, and Anna is coordinating contacts for donations and deliveries. The staff of Tang Hall Big Local remain active and are answering queries via email and telephone, although our office is not currently open. Our Partnership and Trustees are still meeting regularly, but the implementation of our new Local Plan, and all associated spend activities, have been suspended, pending government guidance, until September.

UPDATE on 26/03/20 – Tang Hall Community Centre is now closed, in accordance with recent government advice. The Tang Hall Big Local team are all still working from home, but until further notice, none of our events are happening. Please check back here, or on Facebook, for updates. Stay safe!


We know there’s a great deal of concern about corona virus, so we wanted to let you know the measures we’re taking to help protect everyone attending our sessions.

Tang Hall Big Local is following all Public Health England and City of York advice around corona virus, and at present, some of our events are affected (see below), and staff are working primarily from home, in line with government guidance. We will be in on Friday mornings, and at other times as needed.

As an organisation, we want you to know we take the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers very seriously. We’ve implemented several measures to reduce risks as much as possible.

We’re asking everyone attending any sessions we are running to follow government corona virus hygiene instructions, and we’ve asked our event leaders to ensure thorough equipment cleaning and hygiene procedures.

Please help us to protect everyone in our sessions by staying at home if you’re feeling unwell. All our staff, volunteers and visitors have been asked to take this same precaution.

If you do find you feel unwell and you have a high temperature (above 37.8C) or a new and persistent cough you should follow current government guidelines and self-isolate for seven days.

We know this is a worrying time for everyone, but we want to reassure you that we’re doing all we can in accordance with current advice.

Please keep checking our social media for any updates on the running of our sessions. This is the best way for us to keep you informed should we need to make any additional changes.

A huge thank you from all of us for your support with this.



Monday Canteen 12-1pm – postponed until further notice

Kat’s Craft Classes – postponed until further notice

Nicola’s clay sessions, online – postponed until further notice

Friday am TAPTY (messy play) – cancelled until further notice

Friday – CAY(Citizens Advice York) – postponed until further notice

Wednesday Picnics – Easter sessions – postponed until further notice

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