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Website last updated: 7.4.2020


As the Community Centre is closed, we are working on co-ordinating help for the community instead.  We have kept  our staff employed to man the phone lines. We wish everyone in our area the best of luck and hope you all stay safe and well during this outbreak. Please look after each other and take all possible precautions.

TODAY’S NEWS: 7.4.20

  • The next Circuits class is on Wednesday at 9am. See the Live Streamed Classes page for details and the link. Important news: Password now needed for these classes!
  • One-to-one Gym Motivational sessions now available, live over Zoom with Jason.
  • Sunday’s circuits class had 58 participants from all over the world! So we are calling it “Locked in Around the World” and there will be a prize for the person who joins us from furthest away. And for those who do it most often as well. Do encourage your friends a relatives overseas, or elsewhere in Britain, to join in.

  • The helpline will be closed on Easter Sunday and open mornings only (9am-12.30pm) on Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April. We need to give our hard working staff a bit of a break over Easter!
  • Our helpline is very busy, especially in the mornings, so we now have  a back-up. If you can’t get through on 811878 you can try 819253, weekdays only, and the Glasgow family will help you. You can also email your request to us.
  • A new 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.
  • Give and Take scheme. If you have suplus food that you could donate or need (free) food please have  a look at this new scheme which is being organised by St Mary’s Church and run from our lobby. Details here. Cotswold Frames have donated loads of toilet rolls to this scheme –  so please come and get some if you need any.



Charlbury Community Centre is organising volunteers and staff to deliver items from local shops as needed. If you, or someone you know, is self-isolated and needs food or other items, please contact us on 01608 811878. (Back-up number if you can’t get through is 819253).  Equally, anyone who would like to volunteer to help, please call the centre or email Daniela Jenkins at info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk.

We can keep a tab for people who need the service and settle later. Items will be left outside your door, together with a receipt, so there is no contact.

For more information please see our new page: self-isolation help   This will evolve as we work out what is needed and what can be offered.

Books and Jigsaws

When restrictions on movement are relaxed a bit we plan to offer delivery of books and jigsaws to housebound people. Jigsaw puzzles  would be on  loan and books from the Corner House bookshop would be sold at 50p each. We would be running the Corner House bookshop in the same way as the Corner House did and money would go to them.


Though the centre is closed to the public our Coronavirus help line is manned during the following houra (at other times you can still leave a message or email info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk)

  • Monday- Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 9am-12.30pm
  • Open Good Friday (10th April): 9am-12.30pm
  • Closed Easter Sunday (12th April)
  • Open Easter Monday (13th April): 9am-12.30pm


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. Thank you!



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