Since 1963 Hamsteels Community Centre has served the local community. The original wooden building was demolished in 2015 and the fantastic new building which replaced it is now open.
The building is owned by Cornsay Parish Council and managed on a day-to-day basis by Hamsteels Community Hall Association (registered charity no. 1023749).
The new building has been made possible thanks to grants from Big Lottery Reaching Communities, County Durham Community Foundation and Durham County Council and local councillors and was officially opened by the Chairman of Durham County Council and the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Durham, Councillor Edward Bell, on 8th October 2016.