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TODAY’S NEWS:  18.5.21

  • Half-term activity session on Wednesday 2nd June 1-4pm. Details here.
  • Walking Football is back indoors! Details here.
  • Wednesday morning (9am) and Thursday evening (6.30pm) circuits classes can now be done in person. Or you can also log in to join us on Zoom if you prefer. Details here.
  • There are some new Pilates, Barre Fit and HIIT classes with Michele and Sarah listed on our classes page here. You’ll need to scroll down a bit.
  • Have you ever wondered what the names of the trees are on the Playing Close? Each tree has a number on it as they are on this aerial plan and the key to which tree is which can be found here.
  • Toddler Gym, Stay and Play and Bump to Two   have all now restarted indoors. Do join us to help your children with their social development and have a chat with other parents.
  • Gym and café now open! and you can use our sunny, sheltered patio to drink your coffee.
  • Jason has written an article about the benefits of exercise in the older generations. Click on the link to read it.
  • The Maker’s club (craft club for primary school aged children, Wednesdays 3.30-5pm) is back. Details on how to book are here.
  • We are now offering career mentoring for young people. More details here.
  • Been offered a Covid vaccine but can’t get there? ATIC may be able to help. Ring their call centre on  01993 776277
  • Fancy a take-away? The food traders and their operating hours  can be found here.
  • Library  has now re-opened.
  • Our Terms and Conditions have been updated to reflect the fact that we require group leaders and hirers of the Community Centre to abide by the regulations of their national sporting bodies with regard to Covid-19 safety (and all other safety for that matter).
  • We have prepared some basic guidelines and principles on safe use of the Community Centre during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click here to view or download.
  • Please be aware that when you make a booking at the Community Centre we will keep a record of the booking and we may be required to give your contact details to the NHS Test and Trace scheme. They will not be used for anything else and will be deleted after 21 days. Users of the cafe are required to fill in a test and trace form or scan the QR code.
  • Sports hall ventilation. Here is a description of how the air handling system works in the centre (it does not recycle the air).
  • A fresh veg box scheme has be set up by Styan Family  Produce and deliveries are dropped outside the Community Centre every Saturday afternoon. More details are here, if you would like a fresh veg box each week. You can also order Bibury Trout, milk, eggs, apple juice honey and many other locally produced foods.


All the available tickets for local residents have now been reserved – we have none left. Apologies to those who could not get any.


Booking and payment of approved Wilderness Local Tickets will now be made online through Ticketmaster, our safe and secure official ticket agent.

  • The Charlbury Community Centre will only register and approve (if applicable) your Wilderness 2021 Local Ticket requests. THIS HAS NOW BEEN DONE.
  • At a date  much closer to the festival  and only following an approved request, Wilderness Festival will email you directly with a link to book and pay for the approved tickets through Ticketmaster.
  • We will be sure to update you ahead of the booking email being sent, so that you know you’ve not missed it.
  • Moving to an online booking process means that there are unavoidable booking fees on all ticket types, please be assured all ticket prices remain at the regular discounted local resident rate.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate the necessary changes to an online process.

For those of you who still have Wilderness 2020 tickets that you haven’t yet rolled over or had refunded:

If you booked tickets for Wilderness 2020 you need to either roll these over to Wilderness 2021 (5th-8th August) or request to have them refunded. If you missed the previous April 24th deadline, you can still head down to the Charlbury Community Centre on a Saturday between 1 and 4pm  (subject to availability) to do this.

Please note this will only occur until all Wilderness 2021 Local Tickets have been registered. At which point the Local Ticketing team will not be processing tickets anymore. So, please get down to The Charlbury Community Centre as early as possible, on a Saturday afternoon, to either roll or refund your 2020 tickets.

For those of you that have already rolled over your Wilderness 2020 tickets:

You will receive an email from our Wilderness Info account within the next week outlining details of how to collect your rolled over tickets. Please check your junk folder for this. If you have not received this email by Sunday 9th May, please email us at info@wildernessfestival.com

  Best wishes,

The Wilderness Festival Team


You can now book gym appointments (if you are  a paid up member) and you use the café and  the library when it is open. The under-fives sessions, Maker’s Club, Basketball Club and Youth Club have resumed. The café is now open for table service, some indoor sports have resumed (such as racket sports , walking football and some socially distanced classes). The Friday coffee club hasresumed as well , but you will have to sit in groups of six unless you are outdoors.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Bank holidays: 10am-4pm


We rely on fundraising, grants and donations for about 20% of the running costs of the Community Centre. Regular donations are especially valuable, so we have set up a “Friends of Charlbury Community Centre” scheme. Regular donors have their names appear on the display screen in the lobby, so it is good for those who missed out on the “Buy a Brick” scheme, or for people who are generous enough to want to help on a regular basis. For more details or to join please download this form.


Amazon Smile logoIf you make purchases from Amazon (bearing in mind that buying local is better of course!), we’d be really grateful if you could do it through Amazon Smile. If you do so the Thomas Gifford Trust will receive 0.5% of  the purchase value.  You will need to select Thomas Gifford Trust when you choose the above link or click on this Amazon Smile logo. So far we have raised £151.42 through this scheme. Thank you!



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