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Today’s News:  July 19, 2024

  • We’re delighted to announce a fantastic JOB OPPORTUNITY as Youth Ambassador for Charlbury. We’re looking for a dynamic, energetic and organised young person – see the News item in the sidebar >>>
  • SAVE THE DATE! The Charlbury Community Centre 7th Anniversary BBQ will be held on Sunday 8th September. Food, music, and friendly faces. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!
  • NEW Gentle Pilates class has started on Wednesdays at 12.15 with Sarah Khoja. Recommended for anyone who wants to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and posture! Contact Sarah for more information at www.bodyfitpilates.co.uk
  • Pre-school Stay & Play! NEW sessions starting Thursday 20th June from 3-5 pm. Only £1 per child and carer. Come along and meet new friends – just drop in!
  • Jess’ Saturday morning circuits have re-started for the summer, through to the 20th July – why not boost your fitness with an early morning blast – 7.45am – 8.45am in the Sports Hall.
  • Jason’s hugely popular circuits classes are always on – Thursdays 7-8 pm or Family Circuits on Sundays at 9.45 am – a great way to get in shape or stay in shape – great atmosphere guaranteed.
  • If a class or group session is not your thing, did you know that you can always book a table tennis, badminton or pickleball court in our Sports Hall for a very reasonable price  – or even cheaper on a walk-in basis if a court is free (and £6 for Juniors!). Weekday afternoons often have free courts available. We provide all equipment or bring your own. Come down and have a go!  
  • Charlbury Saturday market has restarted! Throughout the summer, and located in front of the Community Centre there will be a variety of stalls selling fresh produce and locally produced goods. Come along and check it out, and pop in for a coffee while you’re here! 
  • Styan Family Produce can be contacted 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.
  • Adult (16+) Basketball session: This fast-paced, friendly and fun session is held from 5-6 to allow working people and those in college or 6th form to join. Only £4 and no experience is necessary, so come on down and give it a try. You’ll receive a warm and enthusiastic welcome.  
  • Youth Basketball continues throughout the summer (Thursdays 5-6 pm) , so if you’re 11-16 and interested in some pick-up basketball, come along! £3 per session and lots of fun. Again, no experience required, so come give it a go.
  • Friday Youth Club is every Friday during term time, 7-9pm! Thanks to parents and other very generous community volunteers, we will be able to continue running it. It’s for secondary-age young people, offering them a place to hang out with friends at the end of the school week. The Sports Hall is available to use for indoor football, basketball, badminton and the cafe area is all theirs. Only £1 per session.
  • 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.
  • Extended gym opening hours. We are keeping the pop-up gym set up for as long as we can – which means different hours each day and they are subject to change. See the opening hours below or here.
  • Fancy a take-away? The food traders and their operating hours 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.
  • Sports hall ventilation. Here is a description of how the air handling system works in the centre (it does not recycle the air).
  • For all club leaders – here is the Incident Reporting Form. If there are any accidents, incidents or near misses during your sessions, please download and fill one of these forms in and hand it to reception as soon as you can afterwards so we can get a picture of what accidents might be happening at the centre and whether there is anything we can do to prevent them.
  • Our Terms and Conditions can be found at this link.

COMMUNITY CENTRE OPENING HOURS

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

Gym Opening Hours:

  • Mondays: 8am – 3pm
  • Tuesdays: 9am – 2pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am – 1pm
  • Thursdays: 9am – 1pm
  • Fridays: 8am – 5pm
  • Saturdays: 9am – 4pm
  • Sundays: 8am – 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.

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.

Community Centre Warm Welcome Initiative

West Oxfordshire District Council LogoTo support our community during this cost of living crisis, Charlbury Community Centre is offering a warm and welcoming space to anyone wishing to come along. You can join in a variety of activities, make use of library services and purchase hot drinks and refreshments from our community café. The centre is open until 5pm weekdays and 4pm on weekends. This initiative is supported by West Oxfordshire District Council.

Safeguarding at the Community Centre

We take the safety and security of all our community members and centre users very seriously. Please help us to make the centre a place where we look after each other and enjoy a safe environment.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please immediately inform our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Louise on louisevwhitehead@gmail.com or 07972 860646. For information, refer to our Safeguarding policy and procedures.

If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay: call Children and Adult’s Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408. Also please immediately inform our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Louise on louisevwhitehead@gmail.com or 07972860646.

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