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TODAY’S NEWS:  19.4.21

  • Change of time for Tuesday Line Dancing. It will now start at 12.30pm (not 12 noon as before).
  • Gym and café now open! and you can use our sunny, sheltered patio to drink your coffee.
  • Keep Charlbury Active and the Spring Clean are now over and we have exceeded our target, having covered over 12,000 miles! Details here.
  • New information about Wilderness Local Tickets – see below. You need to return your 2020 tickets  even if you plan to come this year -do not hold on to them. Ticket requests for 2021 will be  taken from 1st May.
  • 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) restarts on 21st April. Details on how to book are here.
  • We are now offering career mentoring for young people. More details here.
  • We have made a list of all the classes we are offering over Zoom. You can look at it or download it here.
  •   Toddler Gym   will resume  in person on Wednesday 21st April. Bump to Two and Stay and Play will also resume on Tuesday 20th April.
  • 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.


Local Resident Tickets Information

All requests for local tickets for 2021 will be taken at the Charlbury Community Centre, every Saturday from 1st May (whilst stocks last). Please see below for information, both for those of you who booked tickets to Wilderness 2020 and those looking to book tickets to Wilderness 2021.

17th & 24th April ONLY – 1-4pm: Final exchanges and refunds on Wilderness 2020 local ticket. The form you will need to fill out for  exchanges and refunds is here.

Anyone who still has a Wilderness 2020 ticket that they have not yet had refunded or exchanged for Wilderness 2021 tickets, MUST do so at the Community Centre by Saturday 24thApril.

To Do This You Will Need

  1. Your Wilderness 2020 tickets
  2. Proof of address: Photocopy of a utility bill or bank statement (within the last 3 months) including full name and address containing the postcode OX7 3**
  3. Proof of identity: Passport or driving licence with full name matching that on the proof of address

If you have already exchanged yours, information on how to collect your 2021 ticket will be available soon, stay tuned.

1st & 8th May – 10am-4pm | 15th May onwards – 1-4pm (whilst stocks last): Wilderness 2021 local tickets  can be booked

  • Tickets discounted to residents within the postcode OX7 3**
  • All tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Maximum four adult tickets per household and four under 18 tickets per adult; 2020 tickets exchanged for 2021 are included in this total. To Book You Will Need
  1. Proof of address
  2. Proof of identity
    As per above



The centre is now open to the public again. You can now book gym appointments (if you are  a paid up member) and you can get food and drink to take away from the café and use the library when it is open. After the Easter school holidays, the under-fives sessions, Maker’s Club, Basketball Club and some sports for children will resume. From 17th May the café will be open for table service, some indoor sports can resume (such as racket sports in groups of 6 and some socially distanced classes). The Friday coffee club will resume as well on 21st May, but you will have to sit in groups of six.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9am-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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