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WELCOME TO CHARLBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE

TODAY’S NEWS:  7.12.21

  • Huge thanks to Halcyon Honey Farm and House and Carriage for sponsoring our magnificent Christmas tree and to our volunteers for putting it up.
  • Join us for carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine on Saturday 18th December from 7pm.
  • Christmas Kids’ Runarounds. If your kids need to run off some energy over the festive period, the sports hall will be open, with toys and play materials out on Fri 24th, Tues 28th and Fri 31st December 10.30am-12pm. Only £2 per child. Parents or carers must stay and supervise and be responsible for the childrens’ safety.
  • We strongly urge  our visitors to wear a mask when not sitting at a cafe table or participating in sport. Please also continue to sanitise your hands and keep your distance from others.
  • We have  a vacancy for a new trustee. More details here, if you are interested in joining our team.
  • Weekday morning circuits and body toning classes have moved to a start time of 9.10am so that parents can drop children at school and still get there in time! Details here.
  • Scrabble sessions on Mondays 6th and 13th December from 2pm. Just turn up. Cost £2. (After a break we will restart on 10th January)
  • The Gym is now open from 8am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (it’s still 9am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
  • Thursday Supercircuits has moved to 7pm start time.
  • Volleyball has now restarted on Wednesdays 8-10pm. All welcome. Contact Steven: stevenfairhurstjones@gmail.com or 07879 063 934
  • Songbirds, a  baby and toddler singing and music session has now started on Tuesdays at 10am. Details here.
  • Two new fun football sessions for kids have now started – Wednesdays 5-6pm for 5-10 year olds and Thursday lunchtimes for  2-5 year olds. Details here.
  • New vinyasa yoga class on Tuesdays at 5.45pm. Details here.
  • All of Jason’s circuits classes are now back in the centre! Please bring a towel. Booking is still required for gym use. Details here.
  • You can now pick up free Lateral Flow Covid Testing Kits from reception.
  • West Oxfordshire District Council have a new initiative called “Move Together” to help people recover from the impact of the pandemic and move more to improve their physical health, mental health and wellbeing. Details are here.
  • There are some new Yoga, Pilates, Low-Impact Exercise, Barre Fit classes with Michele and Loren 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.
  • Jason has written an article about the benefits of exercise in the older generations. Click on the link to read it.
  • We are now offering career mentoring for young people. More details here.
  • Fancy a take-away? The food traders and their operating hours can be found here.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 been set up by Styan Family  Produce and deliveries are dropped outside the Community Centre every Saturday. 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.

COMMUNITY CENTRE  OPENING HOURS

  • Monday: 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-7pm
  • Thursday: 9am-6pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm
  • Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Bank holidays: 10am-4pm

The Library is staffed on Mondays 10am-12.30pm and on Wednesdays 2-7pm,  Fridays 2-5pm and Saturdays 10am-12.30pm.  At other times you can  return or borrow books using the self service machine.

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

  • Friday, 24th December – 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday, 25th December – Closed
  • Sunday, 26th December – Closed
  • Monday, 27th December (Bank Holiday) – 10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday, 28th December (Bank Holiday) – 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday, 29th December – 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday, 30th December – 10am – 4pm
  • Friday, 31st December – 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday, 1st January – Closed
  • Sunday, 2nd January – 10am – 4pm
  • Monday, 3rd January (Bank Holiday) – 10am – 4pm

from Tuesday 4th January back to normal.

BECOME A FRIEND OF CHARLBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE

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.

HELP US WHEN YOU BUY FROM AMAZON

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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