Charlbury Community Centre

Now that Charlbury Community Centre is up and running, this page is aimed at pointing you to sources of information about what is avaialble for you there. Please see our website for details about the Centre and its activities and facilities: For information on the funding appeal, see and for information about the Thomas Gifford Trust, please see

Christmas Opening and Activities

On December 21st and 22nd we will be offering multi-activity sessions for children aged 5-16. You can leave your primary school aged children with us between 9.30am and 12noon and they will be offered various sports as well as festive games and craft activities. Secondary school aged children will be welcome in the afternoons 1.30-4pm. The cost is £5 per child for 2.5 hours of fun.
Between Christmas and New Year the Community Centre will be open from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 27th-Sunday 31st December inclusive. A large variety of sports and games will be offered for people of all ages and in the afternoons we will make sure there are family oriented and group activities for everyone to join. Children must be accompanied. There will be something for everyone from babies and toddlers to great-grandparents. Refreshments will be available in the café, so if you just want to sit and read, do a puzzle, a quiz or play scrabble, that's fine too. In the mornings the sports hall will be available for hire as usual.
For more information see this link:

Open for Business

The centre is now fully open for business, so please pop in anytime between 9am and 6pm weekdays or 9-5pm at weekends to meet people, visit the library, get sporty or just grab a coffee.

There is still some work to do on the external aspects of the Community Centre, especially planting (much had to wait until autumn). We have a wonderful planting scheme devised by Susan Dunstall and we should see the benefits of this over the next year or so. One or two things have to wait until we can raise a bit more money and there is still some fencing protecting recently seeded grassy areas. But none of this prevents people from using the facilities to the full.

Launch of Charlbury Community centre Website

Please have a browse through Charlbury Community Centre's new website, which can be found here:
Although bookings cannot be made through the website yet (that facility is coming soon) it shows what is available and what facilities the new centre has to offer. The website was designed by Charlbury's Arthur Rigley, who has done a great job.
• If you are running a class in the centre that people can join, please let us know the details and we will add them to the site (some are already listed).
• If you would like to make enquiries about bookings, please contact the manager, Jenny Chambers for now on, or call in to the centre in person or ring us on: 01608 811878

New Managers

As many of you will already know, we have appointed two members of staff: the manager for Charlbury Community Centre is Jenny Chambers and the Wellness Manager is Jason Biles. You can contact them with these email addresses: and

Please visit our website for information and the latest news.

We are very grateful for the support of the residents of Charlbury in making our new Centre a reality and for your patience during the construction phase.

More information about The Thomas Gifford Trust is available at

For information on the Charlbury Community Centre Appeal fundraising, please see the CCCA page

To make a donation online, please visit or send a cheque, payable to "CCCA" to Richard Neville, CCCA Treasurer, 12 Lees Heights, Charlbury, OX7 3EZ.

Last updated: Sat 16 Dec 2017

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