Charlbury Community Centre aims to provide facilities and activities for young people, from babies right through to young adults. The centre has been kitted out with things we hope will make it a hub for young people and we run a weekly Youth Club (see below). There are bean bags, a large screen and black-out blinds, free WiFi, charging stations and iPads available to borrow. There is a table tennis and pool table. And of course there is the café for refreshments. The back door leads straight out onto Nineacres recreation ground with its sports fields and children’s play area.
We will be running a family pickleball and badminton session on Tuesday 19th February from 2-4pm. Adults and children (who are old enough to hit a ball) are all welcome, price £3 each. Children of primary school age must be accompanied by an adult, those of secondary school age can be left, but must behave responsibly. Volunteers will be on hand to show people how to play. Racquets, paddles and balls are available to borrow, but damages must be paid for.
We offer three sessions – one on a Monday and two on a Thursday in term time. All sessions cost only £3 for the hour. No need to book:
Young people can use the sports hall (for the first hour) and the Thomas Gifford Room to meet up with others and chill out in their own space. There is a table tennis table, pool table, board games and a large screen TV. We welcome ideas about what else young people would like to have available for their sessions. For further information, or to volunteer to help with these sessions please contact Margie: email@example.com
These sessions are all drop-in sessions, no need to book. For more information please contact the centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlbury Community Centre is a great space to hold children’s parties. We can offer, for example, an hour in the sports hall (set up for whichever sport you prefer – supervised by us or by you) followed by an hour in the Thomas Gifford room, where children can have some food, or do quieter activities. You can provide the food yourself or we can arrange for caterers to do it for you. Please contact Jenny email@example.com for details and to find out about prices and availability.
These free, fun sing-along sessions for babies and toddlers (0-5 years) combine music and rhymes, helping children to listen and concentrate, develop their language skills and learn to join in with others.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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?
During the Twelve Days of Christmas Cycling Challenge a dozen of our gym members clocked up enough miles between them to get to Kendall in the Lake District! Well done all those who participated; Jason will let each of you know where you got to - someone got as far as Stroud, others to Aylesbury, Burford, Oxford, Evesham, Hook Norton, Cirencester, Snowshill Manor, Combe, Bledington and Shipton-Under-Wychwood.
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.
The next quiz night will be Wed 27th February, set by Ed Fenton. 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 Jessie and Ant Horn for hosting our January quiz.
If you can help with activites for young people we would love to hear from you as they often need high levels of supervision