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 available for you there. Please see our website for details about the Centre and its activities and facilities:

Open Daily

The centre is open every day, including Bank Holidays, so please pop in anytime between 9am and 5pm on weekdays (we are sometimes open later full details on our website) or 9-4pm at weekends and bank holidays to meet people, visit the library, get sporty or just grab a coffee. The library self-issue machine is available all the time that the Community Centre is open, so you can come in at any time to borrow or return books.

Benevolent Fund

When Charlbury Community Centre was being built, the Thomas Gifford Trust (TGT) merged with the Charlbury Motor Fire Brigade Fund (CMFBF), with the Fund’s assets contributing towards raising the money needed for construction.  Up til then, the CMFBF had provided small grants to local people and organisations, and now the Centre is well-established, the TGT has set aside a special fund to help subsidise the cost of some of the activities available there in appropriate cases.  This will enable us to give something extra back to our community by helping individuals with their health and well-being, and for small groups to make more use of the Centre.  Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you, or somebody you know, would be able to benefit from this, please apply in confidence to Daniela Jenkins (

Activities for Children and Young People

Below are some of the activities offered for school children, teenagers and Under 5's and their parents/carers:

Under 5's

Songbirds: Tuesdays 10am. Come along to sing with local musician Jenny Mahler. Jenny has directed, performed with and composed for choirs internationally and is experienced in offering positive and nurturing learning environments for children, having taught in Primary Schools for the past 5 years.
Stay and Play: Wednesdays 10-11am. A play group for parents and carers with their children up to 5 years. A range of activities offered. An opportunity for parents to meet and support each other and for their children to develop social, personal, language and motor skills.
Toddler Gym: Wednesdays 11.15am-12. A structured session for 2.5-5 year olds, accompanied by a parent/carer, aimed at developing physical and social skills, building confidence and having fun. Run by Jason Biles, supported by Jenny Brook. £3 per child £5 for two.

These sessions are all drop-in sessions, no need to book. For more information please contact the centre or email

Sports Activity Clubs (term time only)

Thursdays 5-6pm Basketball Club for people aged 11+, £3

Youth Club

Open sessions for young people of secondary school age: Fridays 7-9pm. Only £1 per session

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, table football, board games and a large screen TV to show movies and sport. We welcome ideas about what else young people would like to have available for their sessions.

Children's Parties

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. Please contact Daniela: for details and to find out about prices and availability.

Sports and activities on offer include:

Community Gym
Circuit Training
Table Tennis
Walking Football

Fitness for Seniors

Football & Futsal
Cricket nets
Youth sports sessions
Youth club
Line Dancing

Friday coffee club

Scrabble club

Charlbury Community Centre Website

Please have a browse through Charlbury Community Centre's website, which can be found here:
The website shows what is available and what facilities the centre has to offer. The website was designed by Charlbury's Arthur Rigley, who has done a great job.
• You can now book the Sports Hall (or a court within it) or the Thomas Gifford Room online. Also bookable through the website's "Booking" button are any of Jason's Circuit Training and Body Conditioning classes. You will need to register as a user and pay at the point of booking, using a credit or debit card. Other classes and clubs need to be booked and paid for through the course,club or class leader - their details can be found under the relevant sport on the website.
• Alternatively you can contact the centre by phone, email or call in in person to make a booking or to make enquiries: 01608 811878 /

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.

To make a donation online, please visit:

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