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June 2017 - Edition 261

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along and supported our annual Community Centre quiz night on Friday 26th May.  We raised a grand total of £630.  A huge thank you to Richard Chapman who set the questions and hosted the quiz.  Thank you to Kay, Neil, Sarah and Maureen for the catering,  to our scorers Dave, Margaret and Gloria, to Wally and Patrick for their help  setting up, Peter and Mandy for selling raffle tickets and to everybody who pitched in to help clear away at the end of the night. 

Preparations are now under way for our annual ‘Summer Party’ to be held on Friday 28th July which is a fabulous start to the beginning of the school summer holidays.  The children love all the stalls, donkey rides, cakes and bouncy castles but we also need lots of assistance on the day to run the event.  Please let us know if you are able to help in any way and we can allocate you a job or to run a stall.  We would like to make an appeal for any games, puzzles and soft toys this year, and we would like donations of jam jars with lids if you would like to drop them into the Centre.  Thank you.

Unfortunately, the Beatles tribute act ‘The Vox Beatles,’ scheduled for Friday 9th June has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please contact the organiser Lewis King for a refund on 07477 480076 or email

The Horticultural Society will be delighting us with their exquisite floral displays on Saturday 24th with their ‘Early Summer Show’ entitled ‘Sweet Peas and Roses’.  The doors open at 1.30pm to disabled visitors, 2pm for the rest of the public.  With such beautiful arrangements, unusual exhibits and tasty refreshments on offer, it is a day not to be missed.

Sarah Hodgson will be running her popular Fairy Yoga Class which starts on Friday 9th.  The class for children includes traditional Hatha Yoga, relaxation, meditation and fun games.  Please contact Sarah on 07727 692986 or email

There are several twin en-suite rooms available for our popular five day excursion for ‘Turkey & Tinsel’ at Haddon Hall in Eastbourne from Monday 4th to Fri 8th December 2017 for £230.00 per person.  Please call the Centre for more information.

A new coach trip has been organised for an excursion to visit the historic, 18th Century Village of Buckler’s Hard on Wednesday 13th September. We leave the Community Centre at 9am and aim to leave Brockenhurst by 5pm.  You can enjoy a lovely walk around the attractions, which also include a Cruise of the Beaulieu River. The coach will be stopping at Setley Ridge Vineyard for an Afternoon Cream Tea.  The cost of the trip is £32.00 per person which includes travel and cream tea.  Bookings are now open.

Interested in Volunteering?  We are appealing for volunteers to help cover emergency shifts in our reception and snack bar area late afternoon and evenings but especially weekends. Experience is not required and if you like meeting people and would like to be part of our friendly team we can promise you a warm welcome.  We are particularly short of volunteers from 4.30pm-6pm, 6pm-7.30pm and 7.30pm-9pm and for 2 hour shifts on the weekend.  If you are interested, please call Tina Lambert, on 023 92467567 for an informal chat to see if it is something you would like to do.  Without our volunteers we would not be able to stay open into the evenings so any help would be hugely appreciated.  Thank You.