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):
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!