The café area alongside the library is a great place for friends to meet and for people to work. TG’s café is run by Community Centre staff and volunteers and is open from 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-7pm on Wednesday and Friday and 9am-4.30pm at weekends and Bank Holidays, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
The longer hours and new offerings are in response to customer requests. There are board games and puzzles available if you want to use this space to meet and socialise in that way.
Please note that food can be made to order, so if you need large amounts, or want something specific, please call in or ring 01608 811878 at least a day in advance.
Aimed at retired people, but everyone is welcome. Please come along for a drink and a chat with others. Board games are available and we can organise an impromptu quiz if enough people there want one. Special price for hot drinks (£1 for a tea or coffee).
Tea selection from Organic Pukka Teas includes: Three Mint, Three Ginger, Chamomile Vanilla and Manuka Honey, Love, Spiced Chai as well as Rooibos, Green tea and Earl Grey. Decaf coffee, soya & skimmed milk are available. All our teas, coffees and hot chocolate are Fairtrade.
Tap water is freely available – please use the drinking fountain near the counter to refill bottles or take a drink.
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We are experimenting with having some Scrabble afternoons or evenings and if it proves popular we will offer these regularly. The next session is on Tuesday 26th March 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
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?
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.
No quiz in March as the Street Fair Quiz needs your support. Our next quiz night will be Wed 24th April, set by Alison Pritchard. 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 Ed Fenton for hosting our January quiz.