A place to connect, read, learn and play


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, 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.

Booking is easy:

  • In person – call in and talk to a member of staff
  • Online – click  here  to be directed to our online booking system. You will be required to register and enter some personal details the first time you book, but there is no membership scheme or charge. As this is a new venture for us all, there may be the need for some adjustments to the booking system, so we are keeping the process under review and welcome your feedback.
  • By phone – call  01608 811878

The following rooms or areas can be hired out:

  • Sports hall for sports, large functions, parties and events
  • Thomas Gifford Room: for classes, wellbeing and therapy sessions, children’s parties and small functions, meetings and gatherings, regular clubs
  • Library: for adult education, book groups, meetings
  • Changing rooms in the pavilion: for team sports or when more than one  shower is needed (this needs to be done through the Nineacres committee, so allow some notice to arrange. Subject to availability)
  • Nine Acres tennis courts
  • Kitchen in the pavilion: for light catering for events (contact Nineacres committee if you need this – we can give you the details)

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.

Thomas Gifford Room Café Library Charges Sports Hall

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