You can’t have missed the rather scruffy approach to the Centre down the side of the shop, and the uneven car parking spaces on the other side of the fence.
All this is changing! The concrete is being removed and the little road to the Centre improved. It won’t be long before our surroundings look a lot better.
Hopefully it’s not too early to mention Christmas….our annual Carols on the Green will take place on Friday 16 December at 6.00 pm. We’ll belt out a few classics on Pinnocks Way Green then retire to the Centre for mulled wine, mince pies and fruit juice. Christmas jumpers optional but actively encouraged!
We are thrilled to announce that we have not one, but two new administrators working at the Community Centre. Sarah Woodward and Kate Randell are learning the ropes and will be flying solo from the beginning of November.
Sarah: I will be working in the Community Centre 13 hours a week, taking bookings, handling communications, marketing the centre, organising the volunteers and dealing with pretty much anything that comes through our doors! I moved to Botley with my fiance, Simon, two and a half years ago from the Donnington Bridge area. Before working for the Dean Court Community Centre, I worked in the Travel Industry as a Reservation/ Administration Consultant and a Travel Agent Manager. I loved that every day was different with lots of new and exciting enquiries to keep me busy. I understand that no two days at the centre are ever the same and I look forward to this.
Kate: I have joined Dean Court Community Centre as a part-time administrator. My hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10,00-13,00. My role mostly focuses on the financial aspects of running the centre, but I will also be available to help answer general queries and welcome visitors to the centre. I have been involved with the centre throughout its journey, helping with fundraising during the building work and becoming a regular user of the centre on completion, through private hire, participating in children’s dance classes, and attending the monthly Court Crafting meetings. I also set up and ran a mothers and babies group here.
….or nearly. The main hall has some new (in March 2016) acoustic panels on the ceiling and the echo (especially noticeable in children’s parties!) has been significantly reduced. So we’re now offering even better facilities for you!