Community Centre this way!

I was stopped dead in my tracks by an amazing sight as I came home last night. It wasn’t the beautiful night sky. It wasn’t the incredible collection of rubbish on the verges of Pinnocks Way (now no more, thanks to Naomi’s litter picking team!). It wasn’t even the safe green glow of the Community Centre security lights. It was this (you’ll have to squint):

 

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I finally noticed that the County Council have changed the old sign on Eynsham Road pointing to the extinct Social Club and replaced it with a gleaming new sign proclaiming the presence of a brand new Community Centre! I have no idea how long this has been up; as I suspect many of us do, I drive or cycle past this signpost on a near-daily basis and it doesn’t even feature in my consciousness. Thanks and credit for its change must go to our diligent County Councilor Janet Godden, who has been unfailingly supportive of the Community Centre since its inception and generously provided for the cost of changing the sign (not a small amount) out of her Councillor budget.

So, come this way for a Community Centre! We are currently in a frenzy of trying to source everything we will need to open our doors for bookings at the beginning of March, not to mention getting ready for a grand opening on April 5th and 6th, all the while negotiating the final elements of paperwork to finalise the lease with the District Council. All offers of help are welcome – are you an Ikea enthusiast? Can you build flatpack furniture? Do you like shopping? Get in touch!

Anna

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2 thoughts on “Community Centre this way!

  1. Just like to say NO BARR, WILL MEEN, NO AUNT SALLY,DARTS,OR POOL. WE WILL NEED A BARR TO GET THEM BACK.. EVEN IF YOU THINK ITS WAS A DRINKING HOLE. SORRY BUT IT ONLY WHAT YOU MAKE IT..

  2. Hi Trevor!
    You sound like you’re shouting this loudly… it’s obviously important to you! There will not be a built-in bar, but there is no problem with serving alcohol on the premises – when it is being sold, we will just need to get a temporary event notice to comply with licensing laws. If we need a lot of these then we will consider getting a permanent licence.
    We are really keen that this be a building welcoming to everyone, including the (Champion) Aunt Sally team and any other groups that would like to run here, which is why we have gone for a flexible kitchen space. I’d love to talk more about how we can welcome the Aunt Sally team back – perhaps you could drop us an e-mail or come round for a cuppa sometime?
    Anna

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