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TODAY’S NEWS:  18.6.21

  • Maker’s club is cancelled for this half term due to a shortage of customers.
  • Apologies but Songbirds, the new baby and toddler singing and music session, has had to be postponed until early September, due to the delay in the easing of lockdown. Singing groups are discouraged. Details here.
  • Walking Football is back indoors! Details here.
  • Wednesday morning’s  circuits class is “hybrid” meaning you can choose to do it online at home or in person. Super Circuits on Thursday evenings is now a live class in the hall. Details here.
  • There are some new Pilates, Barre Fit and HIIT classes with Michele and Sarah listed on our classes page here. You’ll need to scroll down a bit.
  • 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.
  • Toddler Gym, Stay and Play and Bump to Two   have all now restarted indoors. Do join us to help your children with their social development and have a chat with other parents.
  • Gym and café now open!
  • Jason has written an article about the benefits of exercise in the older generations. Click on the link to read it.
  • The Maker’s club (craft club for primary school aged children, Wednesdays 3.30-5pm) is back. Details on how to book are here.
  • We are now offering career mentoring for young people. More details here.
  • Been offered a Covid vaccine but can’t get there? ATIC may be able to help. Ring their call centre on  01993 776277
  • Fancy a take-away? The food traders and their operating hours can be found here.
  • Library  has now re-opened. Opening times 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).
  • We have prepared some basic guidelines and principles on safe use of the Community Centre during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click here to view or download.
  • Please be aware that when you make a booking at the Community Centre we will keep a record of the booking and we may be required to give your contact details to the NHS Test and Trace scheme. They will not be used for anything else and will be deleted after 21 days. Users of the cafe are required to fill in a test and trace form or scan the QR code.
  • 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 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.


(13th June 2021) if you reserved local tickets, you should now have been emailed by the Wilderness team with a link to pay for your tickets through Ticketmaster and your individual code. There have been a few teething problems with the system, but we are assured it is working now. If you have not received this email, please email them at info@wildernessfestival.com

If you still have last year’s tickets, you need to exchange them urgently for tickets for this year. To do this, bring them to the Community Centre on a Saturday afternoon and we will send them off for exchange.


You can now book gym appointments (if you are  a paid up member) and you use the café and  the library when it is open. The under-fives sessions, Maker’s Club, Basketball Club and Youth Club have resumed. The café is now open for table service, some indoor sports have resumed (such as racket sports , walking football and some socially distanced classes). The Friday coffee club has resumed as well, but you will have to sit in groups of six unless you are outdoors.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4pm
  • Bank holidays: 10am-4pm


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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