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Find out more about Middleton St George Community Centre

The Middleton St George Community Association exists to improve the lives of community members by providing educational, recreational and social activities, and to run and maintain a community centre as a base for those activities. If you would like to know more about our purpose, vision or history please select one of the buttons below.

The Trustees

David Darling

Trustee & Chair

I moved to Middleton St George late September 2018 with my wife Maria.

Having been in business for most of my working life, I retired in 2016 and have held various voluntary positions of office for several organisations and charities, all involving the building of community relations. I wanted to become involved with the local community when we moved to Middleton St George, so I offered to help with the Community Centre and became a Trustee early in 2019.  I became Secretary in May 2019, Acting Chairman in July 2019 and now hold the post of Chairman and Acting Treasurer.

I enjoy helping my fellow Trustees with the continued projects of the Community Centre and offering my business skills to help wherever I can.

Paul Wilson

Trustee & Vice Chair

I moved to Middleton St George in 1996 with my family and remained in the village for 15yrs before moving to the outskirts of Darlington. I’ve now reconnected with MSG as Secretary and Safety Officer for DD Model Boat Club.

I have a keen interest in the performing arts, having been part of the Kynren show team, Arts and Crafts at the Theatre Hullabaloo, former member of Darlington for Culture and Public Relations Officer for Darlington Festival for Performing Arts.

Having retired from the Police Force after 30 years service, I have a wealth of life experiences and skills that I can bring to MSGCA as a Trustee, to benefit the community.

Maria Darling

Trustee, Secretary & Booking Secretary

After living out of the area for quite some time, I returned to my roots in this beautiful part of the country in 2018.  Whilst living in Poole, I worked as a voluntary Trustee with a charity in Bournemouth, where we raised over £1m for a new Breast Screening centre at the hospital.

Most of my working life has been in the corporate sector, and I ran my own business for 14 years before retiring.  I am also a qualified TEFL teacher, and have a love for our language which I share with foreign students.

As a new-comer I was keen to become involved in the community and so became a Trustee of the Community Association in 2019.  I take great pleasure in helping to build on what has been achieved so far by a great committee, in order to help the Community Association grow and prosper for future generations.

Anna Goldie

Trustee and Acting Treasurer

I moved to the village in mid-2021. Since then, I've used the Community Centre frequently, valuing it as a place to exercise and socialise. I was keen to contribute in some way to my new community and expressed an interest in getting involved at the Centre, eventually becoming a Trustee. I'm very much looking forward to helping sustain and enhance the Community Centre's offer for all of Middleton St George.

Louise Seniscal

Trustee

I have been on the Community Association committee since 2014 and held the office of  Vice Chairperson from 2017 to 2022.

My husband and I moved into the village from Hurworth in 2005, wanting to be part of a community. We have two girls who have grown up in the village, and we all now have many friends who live in Middleton St George.

I work in a large primary school in Middlesbrough three days a week, as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  I have worked there for 21 years, working with children from 3-9 years of age.

My role as a Trustee is where I feel I can help improve your Community Centre.  I have always enjoyed working as part of a team, and enjoy a challenge!

Marion Ogle

Trustee

I moved to Middleton St George in January 2020 with my husband Lindsay from Darlington, where I’ve lived and worked most of my life.  Having recently retired from Darlington Borough Council after 43 years’ service, I gained a vast amount of experience in Town Centre Partnerships and event management, along with lots of contacts.  I’d like to utilise my experience to assist the Trustees with the development and implementation of the community centre’s projects and events.

I am a member of Darlington for Culture, a committee member of Darlington Community Carnival and Darlington Dance Festival Association.  I am excited about my role as a Trustee and look forward to working with the community.

Deborah Laing

Trustee

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Address

Middleton St George Community Centre

Water Park

Station Road

Middleton St George

Darlington

DL2 1JG

Email - msgcommunitycentre@gmail.com