Charlbury Community Centre consists of a large sports hall, the town’s public library, a community room (called the Thomas Gifford Room in honour of the man who first set up the charity which owns and runs the centre) and a community café. More information about all of these facilities can be found by clicking on the quick links on the left of this page.
There is free WiFi throughout the building, notepad computers can be borrowed from reception, PCs and a photocopier can be used in the library during its opening hours.
Lockers are available to store your valuables and the building caters for disabled people including wheelchair accessible shower and toilet facilities. Group shower and changing facilities are available in the adjoining pavilion. They need to be booked in advance and incur a small extra charge to cover water heating and cleaning.
The Community Centre adjoins Nine Acres playing field, which has outdoor sporting facilities such as football and rugby pitches, outdoor tennis courts (which can be booked through this website) and a children’s play area.
Please use the quick links to find out more about each room or area and the activities available there.
Don’t take our word for it – this is from a very happy mum:
“Thank you all so much for Ted’s birthday party, the Community Centre is a great location for this kind of event. Jason did a great job of keeping 30 seven-year olds organised playing football. They all had a brilliant time and we’re so lucky to have this facility in Charlbury!”
Terms and conditions for hire can be found here.Sports Hall Charges Thomas Gifford Room Café Library
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?
During the Twelve Days of Christmas Cycling Challenge a dozen of our gym members clocked up enough miles between them to get to Kendall in the Lake District! Well done all those who participated; Jason will let each of you know where you got to - someone got as far as Stroud, others to Aylesbury, Burford, Oxford, Evesham, Hook Norton, Cirencester, Snowshill Manor, Combe, Bledington and Shipton-Under-Wychwood.
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.
The next quiz night will be Wed 27th February, set by Ed Fenton. 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 Jessie and Ant Horn for hosting our January quiz.
Please click here to see how to support us by volunteering or donating.