The opening of the new Charlbury Community Workshop (next to the Community Centre). Come along to see inside the new community workshop and find out more about the planned activities. BBQ, beers and soft drinks and (hopefully) a celebrity guest.
A new Charlbury Community Workshop (CCW) is being set up to provide an affordable facility for repairing, making and training in a variety of practical crafts such as woodworking, needlecraft, electrical/electronic repairs, stained glass, and upholstery.
It will be housed in a new building on the site immediately adjacent to the Community Centre next to the Medical Centre. The current proposal is for a workshop area of 9m by 5m, which would provide one work space for fabric/materials and another work space for woodworking and other crafts with benches and various tools.
The CCW would be opened on prearranged mornings and afternoons, where supervision would be arranged, and there would likely be a small fee for each session booked. In the long term the facility needs to be self-funding e.g. from a mixture of yearly membership fees, session fees, and special fund-raising events.
It will be established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and an application is being submitted to the Charity Commission.
We explained our plans at Street Fair and there are now nearly 50 people who have signed up because they might use the new community workshop, or they just wanted to hear more about it. A website has been set up