You may be interested to know how our air handling system works. It is very efficient and it does not recyle the air. It draws in fresh air as described here. This is an important point for your safety in these times.
We have set up two sets of gym equipment, spaced out sufficiently so that four individuals or households can use them at one time. A risk assessment has been done and strict hygiene guidelines apply, such as:
The sessions below are still going ahead over the Christmas break. Line Dancing classes will be suspended from 24th December and will resume on 4th January.
The Circuits session on Sunday 19th December is “Christmas Sunday Circuits”. Come dressed in your best festive gear. Prizes will be awarded for various random reasons!
Apart from the above, the remaining classes between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are cancelled as we are sure you’ll all have better things to do!
We are offering five exercise/circuits classes and two Line dancing sessions every week. All these classes can now be done in the community centre, but the Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday morning classes will simultaneously be done over Zoom, so you can still choose to do these ones at home if you prefer. WHEN DOING CLASSES IN THE CENTRE YOU NEED TO BRING A TOWEL.
You will need to download “Zoom” onto your computer/tablet/phone to see the session. This is really easy and takes about 1 minute. You can do this before by signing up to Zoom clicking on the link https://zoom.us/pricing (it’s free) or alternatively, simply click on the invite and follow the instructions, just before you want to join the session. For circuits, you will need dumbbells or weights of some kind (water filled milk containers are fine) and a mat. This is the link to all classes – just click on this a few minutes before the class start time.
Is there a charge?
Some people prefer to pay directly into our bank account – this is fine as long as you put the class name in the reference section. The details are: The Thomas Gifford Trust, s/c 090129, account: 46347925. If you are in financial difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will waive the fee.
Pay for your class (if you are doing it online) by Paypal or card here (if you are coming in to do the class, please pay at reception on arrival):
The meeting ID for all classes is 725 688 9379 and the password is always Jason (with a capital J). You can click on the class name to go straight to your class – you may be asked to put the password in:
If you have been coming to our classes, you will have already filled out this enrolment form. But if not, please download the form, fill it out and email it to email@example.com (or drop it in at the centre) and be aware that you do the exercise at your own risk. If you have concerns about whether you can do it, please contact Jason first on 01608 811878 to discuss it.
Both these classes are back in the hall from now on Tuesdays at 12pm and Fridays at 11.30am – price £5 (please pay at the reception desk).
Why not have a go at Line Dancing? It’s good for the body and the mind! There are two classes a week. Tuesday’s class is for regulars who have been Line dancing for some time. The Friday class is aimed at beginnners or those who feel they need more support and to take it slowly. Feel free to email Jason with questions and requests of dances you’d like to go over again: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who are coming to the classes and would like to pratise the dances, here is a link to YouTube videos of Jason teaching them: Jason’s line dancing catalogue
And here are link to some training for the dances we have done recently “Islands in the Stream”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbr9Lr5HzNw “King of the Road” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kVRIdATLCw “After Midnight”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDihIfXNvb8 “Kelly’s Cannibals”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSuVlaGGsTU
These classes have now returned to the Community Centre:
Suitable for all levels. Please bring your own mat (and props should you wish to use them.)
£10 per Class booked online in advance (£8 per class booked in advance per 5 class pack)
Further information, contact and bookings here.
This is not a live streamed class, but a YouTube video of our lovely Louise Barnes doing a class at Charlbury Community Centre. You can use this to keep up your exercises at home. Simply click here.
This is a link to Generation Games home page, which gives some other classes and ideas for keeping active in these difficult times. We hope you are all coping and don’t forget you can ring the Community Centre (01608 811878) if you need anything at all, including someone to talk to.
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: email@example.com 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.