We have produced a timetable showing all the regular activities currently on offer at the Centre – click here to view it. The table also allows you to see when the various facilities are available to book. Activities in purple are run by external instructors or clubs and you need to contact them directly to join. Their contact details are on this website by choosing the sport you are interested in here. Activities in green are run directly be the Centre, so contact us to book. Some of these activities are term time only. Alternatively, you can view a list of all the activities currently available and their instructors’ contact details here.
Charlbury Community Centre is open :
Monday 9am – 8pm (6pm from 1st April)
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 7pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm (6pm from 1st April)
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am – 4.30pm
In the evenings there is controlled access for pre-booked sports and events. The café is open for the same hours as the Centre and the hours that the library is staffed can be found here. Even outside library opening hours, there is a self-service machine for borrowing and returning books whenever the Centre is open.
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.
If you make purchases from Amazon (bearing in mind that bying 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. Thank you!
Our state-of-the-art facility brings together a multi-discipline sports hall, a spacious new library, a community café and areas for people of all ages to come together in bright, modern and welcoming surroundings.
Whatever your ability or experience, the Centre can offer something for you. We encourage participation by everyone, including under-represented groups and people with disabilities. We have fully accessible facilities (such as showers and WCs) and can cater for everybody’s needs.
Whether you’re a group of friends wanting an occasional game of badminton, pickleball or table tennis, a league cricket team needing regular indoor training facilities, or someone looking for a yoga or Pilates class, the sports hall and Thomas Gifford Room cater for a whole range of different activities. Click here to find out about the different facilities we have to offer.
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We are experimenting with having some Scrabble afternoons or evenings and if it proves popular we will offer these regularly. The next session is on Tuesday 26th March 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
Margie Glasgow has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2019 Honours list for her contributions to the Thomas Gifford Trust and other local charities. Margie was instrumental in driving forward the Community Centre project and we are very grateful to her. This award is truly well-deserved.
TG's cafe is now offering baked potatoes at lunch time, with a choice of fillings: cheese, baked beans (or both), tuna and sweetcorn with mayo. Why not stay for lunch after your sporting activities, or drop in for a tasty, warming lunch?
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
No quiz in March as the Street Fair Quiz needs your support. Our next quiz night will be Wed 24th April, set by Alison Pritchard. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player, these quizzes are usually a sell-out so get your tickets soon from reception. More details here. A big thank you to Ed Fenton for hosting our January quiz.
Please click here to see how to support us by volunteering or donating.