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TODAY’S NEWS:  14.08.22

  • The following sessions are cancelled: Monday Body Workout on 15th & 22nd Aug, Toddler gym on 17th & 24th Aug, Supercircuits on 18th Aug, Friday Tone Zone on 19th August. Sunday and Wednesday circuits classes are still on and run by Sarah.
  • The following Line Dancing classes will be cancelled: Tue 16th, Fri 19th and Tue 23rd August.
  • The Mental Health Awareness Taster session has now been postponed to Wednesday 28th Sept, 7-9pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • The Wednesday morning “Lean Gym” Circuits session will revert to a 9am start with immediate effect.
  • Wilder Flower Farm is back from 9th July selling locally grown flowers on Saturday mornings. Details here.
  • Loren has added another Yoga session on Thursdays 4.45-5.45pm. Her website is here. See our wellbeing page for a list of all the Yoga and Pilates classes on offer.
  • Michele’s Thursday evening (6-7pm) Pilates class has returned. Her classes are listed here.
  • A new trader van now comes on Thursdays;  Amarelo –  offering a range of South American, European, Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Advance order. Set Meals (chilled), on-the-day pre-ordering, and take-away (hot food). – Thursdays 5-8pm
  • Knife and Tool sharpening 9am-1pm on the first Saturday of each month. Details here.
  • Stay & Play will now run from 9-10am on Wednesdays. (Followed by Songbirds, then Toddler Gym). Details here.
  • There is a new vinyasa yoga class on Tuesdays at 9.30-10.30am. Details here.
  • Extended gym opening hours. We are opening 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.
  • Scrabble sessions on Mondays from 2pm. Just turn up. Grant aided by West Oxfordshire District Council.
  • Volleyball has now restarted on Wednesdays 8-10pm. All welcome. Contact Steven: stevenfairhurstjones@gmail.com or 07879 063 934.
  • Two 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.


  • 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 – 1pm
  • Tuesdays: 9am – 2pm
  • Wednesdays: 8am – 7pm
  • 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.


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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