Community Centre News – December 19 – January 20

A warm welcome to the Community Centre news page.

At the beginning of December, it will be one year since Sarah and Julie started working at the Centre. Time has certainly flown, we have both learned a lot and there have been quite a few changes in the Centre. We are blessed with a Centre that is always brimming with activity due to the variety of groups and activities which take place and this one of the most enjoyable aspects of working here.

 This year, we have lost some groups and gained others. More recently, a Tai Chi class has started in the Troughton Room. It takes place on Mondays at 1pm for one hour. It is open to all ages and abilities and you can go at your own pace. Each class costs £5 and you don’t need to book. In addition, ‘On Broadway’, a dance based ladies’ exercise class,  now runs on Wednesday evenings at 8pm for one hour. You will need to sign up online at ………Our local Labour councillors, Jerry Williams and Tony  Cottier, now have a drop-in surgery on Friday evenings between 6pm and 7pm. If you have any issues you would like to discuss with them, please come along and make your views known.

We are always getting requests to run children’s birthday parties at the weekend, particularly on a Saturday afternoon. This needs someone to be at the Centre to open up, then check the building has been properly cleaned and secured when everyone has left. You don’t need to be present for the whole event, which usually lasts around three hours. Sarah and Julie share this role between them, but some more people are needed to help out. There is a £25 fee for the role. If you are interested, please talk to Sarah or Julie.

It is traditional to make New Year’s resolutions as the year draws to an end.  We are planning to run wedding receptions for people who marry in the Church, starting in 2020. They will be in the form of either afternoon teas or ‘bubbly’ receptions in the Centre. Helen Byrne, Eunice, Sarah and Julie are in the process of contacting suppliers, putting ideas together and developing a web page.


Do you need a venue for your group to meet? Do you have any ideas for a class or would like to run one? Feel free to contact the Centre Manager by telephone (0151 608 4429), email, or in person at the Parish Office on Tuesday mornings.

Julie Scarsbrook

Centre Administrator

Sarah Loach

Centre Supervisor

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