This self-contained room has a sprung floor with underfloor heating, mirrored wall, dance barre, wide screen TV, table tennis table, bean bags and removable desks/tables. It can be used for a range of activities from clubs, classes and meetings and can be hired on an ad hoc or regular basis.
Blinds and curtains offer privacy for classes and allows for viewing on the big screen.
Click here to see what classes and training sessions are already being offered and how to contact the activity organiser.
If you would like to book the Thomas Gifford Room for a regular class or a one-off event, please use the Booking button or contact the manager.
Open sessions for young people of secondary school age – Fridays 7-9pm. Click here for more details.
We can offer children’s parties consisting of an hour in the sports hall and an hour in the Thomas Gifford Room. Contact the centre for prices and to book.
When you join a class the fee for that session will be payable directly to the course leader. If you would like to hire the Thomas Gifford room you will find the charges below, but use Booking button to check availability and to pay:
Casual/one-off hire : £20/hr
Commercial hire: £30/hr
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We have an afternoon once a month where people can come and play. The next session is on Tuesday 8th Oct 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.
Congratulations to Anna Cherry, who recently won gold medal in the English Open Pickleball championships in Nottingham, over 50s category - (though dare I say she could have been entered in a higher age group!) Anna said: "This win was only possible because [a] Charlbury Community Centre was built, [b] Vijay started the Pickleball sessions and [c] many people give their time to help run the centre!" Like most of us she had never heard of Pickleball a couple of years ago, but it's a great game for people of all abilities and ages. If you fancy giving it a go, find out more here. We are very proud of our champion!
There will be a series of 3 talks on Tuesdays 22 & 29th Oct and 5th Nov 2-4pm by Juliet Heslewood entitled "Gauguin - An Adventurous Life". Click here for more details. These talks were very popular last year. Don't miss them!
The gym now opens at 8.30am, rather than 9am on weekdays. The rest of the centre won't be open until 9am. Remember also that on Wednesday mornings there is a class in the gym between 9 and10am, so it's best to avoid that time. Weekend opening remains 9am-1pm. Thanks to our staff (espeically Jenny and Jason) for getting in extra early to do this - it takes quite a while to get the gym set up.
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.
There will be no quiz in August - too many people are away. The quiz night is back on Wed 25th September, set by Rob Hemingway. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Gordon Cutting for doing us an excellent quiz in July!
If you would like to run a class, or if you can help to run youth clubs, homework clubs or would be interested in helping with our youth activities, please contact the centre manager.