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Website last updated: 8.7.2020

WELCOME TO CHARLBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE

TODAY’S NEWS:  8.7.20

  • Cafe re-opens! From Saturday 4th July the cafe will be open for takeaways. Please observe social distancing, use hand sanitiser upon entering the building and pay by contactess card if possible.
  • OCC has decided not to re-open the library just yet. Here is their notice.
  • Line Dancing Classes – Tuesday’s class has been re-instated as a live Catch-up session, where you can go over some dances again. Friday’s class remains as it was. There are also some YouTube clips of Jason teaching the dances, so you can practise in your own time. These links are here: Jason’s Live Sessions page  
  • If anyone would like (or knows someone who would like) a small veg patch built in their garden for free, we have funds and manpower to do this for about 30 lucky residents of Charlbury. More details here.
  • Missing your takeaways? There are plenty of options for fish & chips (now coming three times a week), Thai food and Deep’s sourdough from our trader vans. Details here.
  • The Wilderness Festival has now been cancelled. Below are instructions about getting a refund or transferring your tickets to next year.
  • Books are now available for sale for only 50p, including delivery to your doorstep, which goes to the Corner House. More details here.
  • Jigsaw puzzle swap. We now have  jigsaws for adults and older children, which we can distribute to people who would like them. Details here.
  • There are 3 circuits classes available per week on Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.  See the Live Streamed Classes page for details and the link and password.
  • One-to-one Gym Motivational sessions now available, live over Zoom with Jason.

  • 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. We are now supporting 103 households with this scheme and we have lots of volunteers.
  • A 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. You can also order Bibury Trout, milk, eggs, apple juice honey and many other locally produced foods.
  • 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.

 

WILDERNESS LOCAL TICKETS

For those of you who purchased local tickets & vehicle passes through the Charlbury Community Centre please read on for important information on next steps.

Everyone will have the option to either be issued with a refund or hold their ticket for 2021.

In order to do this you will need to head to the Community Centre  to fill out a form. This is the form you will need to fill out (you can print it off and fill out in advance if you prefer). We will open for one person at a time to come in on Saturday mornings 9am-12.30pm only  and put their claim in. Please  do not all come in immediately – there is no hurry! You will need to bring:

· All of your physical tickets with “VOID” written across them and

· Verification of your bank details so the Community Centre can confirm the form is correct (either bank card displaying sort code & account number or bank statement)

The forms will be sent off in batches to Wilderness HQ. If you have opted for a refund this will be processed within 14 days of receiving it. If you have opted to hold on to your tickets for the following years your information and ticket details will be held securely and you will be emailed closer to the event to inform you on how to redeem your tickets for the following year.

 

SELF-ISOLATING? IN A VULNERABLE GROUP? – WE ARE READY TO HELP

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.

 

“OPENING” HOURS

Cafe and phone line are open 9-5 every day from Saturday 4th July.

  • Monday- Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 9am-5pm

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. Thank you!

 

 

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