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
Scrabble sessions, open to anyone, on Mondays at 2pm from 22nd November onwards. A £2 donation towards the cost of the room is requested. Please join us!
Please join us for carols, mince pies and mulled wine on Saturday 18th December from 7pm outside the Community Centre. Singing will be led by Jennie Grierson and some children from the pirmary school choir. Refreshments are provided in conjunction with St Mary's Church.
The Thomas Gifford Trust is a charity which owns and manages the Charlbury Community Centre and also the Playing Close. There is presently a vacancy for a trustee, and we'd like to hear from you if you might be interested. The trustees meet every 2 months (on a Wednesday evening), but as a team are involved, with others, in the management and day to day running of the Community Centre. It is a friendly and committed team and amongst the existing trustees there is a wide range of skills and experience. For the new trustee we are not looking for any particular skill set, but it would be good to have someone who uses and knows the Community Centre. If you are interested or would like to know more about what might be involved, please contact Tanya: firstname.lastname@example.org Information about the Trust and the other trustees can be found here
A huge thank you to House and Carriage, Halcyon Honey Farm and our stalwart buildings team for providing and putting up the magnificant tree. It looks fantastic!
Thanks to Charlbury Art Society for organising local people to make more beautiful mosaic swifts for the library wall. They look fantastic and they now continue in from the outside patio wall and swoop right through the building. Charlbury is proud of it's swifts, which come all the way from Africa to nest in our buildings and this is a great collaborative art project to reflect this.
You can now pick up free Lateral Flow Covid-19 testing kits from reception at the Community Centre. Full instructions are inside the box.
Please click here to see how to support us by volunteering or donating.