Middle of May
Hello again everyone. Thought it was time I gave you a little update on what has been happening at the centre.
We welcomed some new temporary groups to the centre in April, they were Baby Theatre, Sing-a-lings and DiddiDance. I'm so pleased to announced that Sing-a-lings and DiddiDance have loved being at the centre and have decided to stay with us, which is fantastic news. I will be creating a page for them on our website, so keep an eye out for that.
We also welcomed back in April our long term regular groups Dexi's Dance Academy, Taekwondo & Jiggy Wrigglers. Its so great to have people back in the centre again and see regular faces. Our Get up & Go group run by Havant Borough Council on A Wednesday are also set to come back next Week along with Rock School.
We have had lots of enquiries and bookings for after June 21st for events and I cannot wait to welcome the public back to the centre.
Lastly on the 4th May I came back to work - Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm (office hours) and have gladly accepted the role of centre manager. So if there is anything I can help you with or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 02392230330 or email email@example.com
Take care everyone and I will update you when I have more news for you. For now, stay safe, be cautious and see you soon.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
WOW!! What a year!!
I hope you are all keeping well during these still very uncertain times but, lets hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel and its not a freight train we can see!!
As I write this it is a cold and windy day, yet spring supposedly arrived just a few days ago but, I will be going home to put the heating on for sure. Lets hope the weather improves so we can visit one another in our gardens from next week.
We don't have a great deal of news to update you on at the moment. Some of our groups for children are allowed back from 12th April 2021 which brings lots of hope that we will continue to be able to welcome you all back very soon.
Bouncy Bears will be holding an open day on Saturday 15th May between 12pm & 2pm; for anyone who is looking for a Pre-School for their little one, this is a great opportunity to come and meet the team while the children can play. More details are over on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bouncybearspreschool
I will come back to you as soon as I have any more news but for now, stay safe, have a wonderful Easter & I hope the spring brings you all lots of good and happy things.
We are very pleased to be able to welcome back some of our regular groups to the centre. It has been a long 7 months and we have missed you all. Below is a message from the centre manager, Mike regarding our safety measures and group returns.
During this difficult time, we at Springwood Community Centre are very pleased to announce, having been open to the public from 1st September, many of our regular groups are back with us. Our Centre is fully compliant with the current regulations relating to Covid-19 and Community facilities, including Track and Trace forms and a QR code on display at the entrance, signage on display, face-coverings being worn in communal areas and social distancing being adhered to.
Everyone at Springwood Community Centre would like to give a big welcome to our new and returning groups and heartfelt thanks to all our groups, regular and new that are using and supporting the Centre at this time or awaiting their return.
Our current organisations using Springwood are:
Bouncy Bears Pre-School (Mon 9am-Fri 3pm)
Slimming World (Mon 8.30am-9pm)
Dexi's Dance Academy (Various bookings)
Sweaty Mama (Mother and baby fitness class) (Thurs 1-2pm)
Sweaty Mama Boot Camp (Thurs 7.30-8.30pm)
Taekwondo Hawks (Weds 6-8pm and Sat 10am-12pm)
Ready to Rock Music School (Thurs 5.30-9.30pm)
All Fit Pilates (Tues10-11am)
I SEW Sewing Club (Mon 10am-1pm)
Jiggy Wrigglers (Thurs 10-11am)
Jiggy Babies (Thurs11.15am-12.15pm)
Fit n' Funkey (Fitness Tutorial) (2.30-4.30pm - Usually first Sat of the month)
Unfortunately, under the current restrictions, we are unable to host private parties and social functions due to no gatherings over the number of 6 people. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02392230330
HOW ARE YOU ALL
Well, its been awhile since we posted here!! In that time, Jennifer retired and we now have a new centre manager, Mike.
We're doing limited hours at the moment, although the office is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Unfortunately, we are still unable to open our doors to the public for the tuck shop but we are so very happy to have some of our regular groups back at the centre including, Pilates, Dexi's Dance Academy, Rock School, Bingo, Taekwondo, ISEW, Sweaty mama's and Slimming world. You can keep up to date on our Facebook page.
We hope you and your family & friends are all keeping well during these uncertain times and also hope you are staying safe.
Below are a few photographs from Jennifer's last day at the centre. From all of us here at Springwood Community Centre, We wish you a very Happy Retirement.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We hope you have all enjoyed the festive holidays and wish you all a wonderful, prosperous new year.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to your groups, events, lunch clubs and more at the centre.
This Friday 10th January 2020, see's the return of our popular 'Orchids lunch club' at 12noon. You can enjoy a home cooked two course lunch for only £4.50, this includes tea/coffee/juice. Bring a family member or friend along or come and make some new friends and enjoy the atmosphere at the centre. Everyone of all ages are very welcome.
Our popular quiz evening will return on Saturday 29th February 2020, you can book at the office now in person or by phone.
Plans for the annual summer fayre will begin shortly, lets hope the weather is kind to us this year.
Alex, the new manager at Tesco - Lavender Road had a great success with the Christmas gifting tree during December. Many presents were collected and donated to us to give to children in the local community. Thank you all for your generosity and a huge thank you to Alex for her hard work. We hope to work closely with you on future projects.
Christmas Festivities 2019
We have had a fabulous time with our festive celebrations here at the centre. We began with a 'festive afternoon tea' on Sunday 17th November. Guests were welcomed with festive tunes playing and a variety of sweet & savoury treats, tea, coffee & Christmas crackers.
Our volunteers from Springwood Families hosted the annual children's Christmas party on Sunday 1st December. The children made a variety of Christmas crafts, boogied and played games courtesy of *FitnFunkey*, enjoyed some food from the buffet and visited Father Christmas in his grotto. Every child must have been very very good, as they all received a gift from Father Christmas.
The celebrations continued on Friday 13th December, with a beautiful 5 course hot & cold buffet. Our fantastic volunteer, Sue and centre manager Jennifer, worked incredibly hard to provide a feast fit for royalty. Soup and warm bread for starters, followed by a hot & cold buffet, with a selection of meats, salmon, new potatoes, pasta, savouries, salad & much more. Christmas pudding, profiteroles, trifle were amongst several options for a sweet treat, then guests enjoyed cheese & crackers and completed their lunch with tea/coffee, mince pies and mint chocolates. Guests also enjoyed a glass or two of red or white wine to accompany their meal. We also had live music provided by 'Robbie' and plenty of dancing took place. Please check out the photographs on Orchids at Springwood page.
Some of the staff, volunteers & committee members popped out for a Christmas lunch on Thursday 5th December. You can see some of the photographs below or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SpringwoodCommunityCentre/ to see more photogrpahs.
On behalf of all the staff & volunteers, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. We look forward to welcoming you back to the centre, from Thursday 2nd January 2020.
Christmas Gifting Tree
We are very excited and happy to be working closely with the new manager, Alex at Tesco Express in Lavender Road, Waterlooville. Alex has put a Christmas tree up in the store with gift tags on.
The idea is, you pick a tag off the tree and return it wrapped to Tesco. Each tag states the age and if it is a boy or girl.
Everyone returning a wrapped gift will then be put in to a prize draw for a luxury hamper. We at the centre, will ensure that these gifts go to a child who is less fortunate in our community.
If you would like further information, please pop in to Tesco Express-Lavender Road and speak to Alex.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Orchids Christmas Lunch
Come and join us for our luxurious Christmas buffet on Friday 13th December 2019.
Our buffet was incredibly popular last year with our guests and this year we have additional live music from Robbie.
Guests can enjoy a starter of soup, followed by Turkey, Ham, Pork, Salmon, New potatoes, Salads, Savouries and more. Then enjoy some sweet treats of Christmas pudding, Gateaux, Trifle; followed by a cheese board, Mince pies & brandy snaps, Tea or coffee and mints.
Only £12.50 per person. £5.00 deposit required at the time of booking.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All users and members of the community, within the area of benefit, having an interest in the management and development of the partnership, are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Friday 22nd November 2019, 11am at Springwood Community Centre.
Springwood Community Partnership is a registered charity and also in need of nominations for new Trustees. Trustees carry out an important function, so if you would like to take a roll on the Management Committee please ensure you complete a nomination form which is available from the office at the Springwood building. Closing date for nominations is Friday 15th November 2019. Please return forms to the office.
Any other business items have to be notified in writing to the office at least one week before the meeting.
Let the festivities begin.
We are all looking forward to the festive season at Springwood Community Centre and we'd love you to come and join us.
Our first event will be a 'Festive Afternoon Tea', on Sunday 17th November 2019. This will be a traditional affair with some seasonal twists. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early, to avoid disappointment. Only £5.00 per person.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Festive quiz night. Our next quiz evening will be February. Details to follow in the new year.
We then have our popular quiz evening on Saturday 30th November. All our regular quiz rounds, a fish n chip supper, unlimited tea and coffee and as always guests are welcome to bring beverages of their choice. This will be the last quiz for 2019. Booking is required. £9.00 per person.
Lastly we have our annual Children's Christmas Party, hosted by Springwood Families Active. A disco courtesy of *FitnFunkey*, Party Games, Buffet, Multiple crafts and of course a visit to Father Christmas in his Grotto, with gift included. All this for only £3.00 per child. Tickets will be available at Springwood Community Centre from Monday 4th November 2019. Be sure to book your place.
There will be other festivities happening during this time, including a Christmas Bazaar, hosted by Darren Peat on Sunday 24th November 2019. Over 30 stalls to purchase some bespoke items ready to go under your tree.
For regular updates, go and like our Facebook page.... Link below. www.facebook.com/SpringwoodCommunityCentre/
HALLOWEEN MOVIE - SPRINGWOOD FAMILIES
Come along on Wednesday 30th October 2019 and join Springwood Families Active for a fangtastic movie.
Watch Monster House, enjoy popcorn & juice (tea/coffee for the adults) for a fun movie morning. 10am - 12:30pm.
Only £1.00 per family, no booking required.
Fancy dress welcome, the spookier the better.
WORLD'S BIGGEST COFFEE 'AFTERNOON'
*UPDATE* TOGETHER WE RAISED £200 FOR MACMILLAN, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME ALONG AND SUPPORTED US.
Join us at the centre on Thursday 12th September 2019 for a cuppa, cake and chat.
We will be raising money in support of Macmillan. Although its traditionally a 'coffee morning', we thought, we'd do a 'coffee (or tea) afternoon and we'd love to see you here.
Come to the centre from 1.00pm and enjoy a sweet treat with us at the centre or maybe get one to take home with you, or better still, both!!
Bring your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, whoever you like and help us make a successful afternoon.
If you would like to donate a cake to sell, please contact Jennifer on 02392230330 or email
After the great success and popularity of our first afternoon tea, we will be holding another on Sunday 18th August 2019.
Enjoy sandwiches, savouries, sweet treats, pot of tea or coffee and cake....lots of cake. 😃🍰
Only £5.00 per person.
Limited space, book early to avoid disappointment.
Call the office now on 02392230330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRINGWOOD FAMILIES SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN
Come along to the centre for some fantastic family fun, brought to you by our volunteers from Springwood Families.
Wednesday 24th July, will ease us in to the summer holidays with a movie morning, popcorn and juice provided.
Wednesday 31st July, you can have some fun and get creative with salt dough. Design and decorate anything of your choice.
Wednesday 7th August, design, create, decorate and race your own aeroplanes.
Wednesday 14th August, have some summer fun at the summer party, guests are welcome to come in fancy dress, snacks, arts & crafts will be available.
The last session will be Wednesday 28th August and will be a fun sports day.
Guests are welcome to bring a packed lunch/picnic with them to have at the centre or enjoy on the field.
Only £1.00 per family. No booking required.
Please note there will be no session on Wednesday 21st August.
'FUN DOG SHOW'
Bring your furry friend along to our summer fayre and join in the 'Fun Dog Show' hosted by Gill from All sorts dog training.
Silve Foxes & Vixens
Siblings (From the same family home)
Second Chance Heroes (Dog Rescue)
Best in Show
Only £1.00 per entry.
Money raised from the dog show will be donated to 'Friends of the Animals'.
For further information, please call the office on 02392230330
Summer Fayre 2019
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our annual summer fayre on the afternoon of Sunday 7th July 2019.
There will be performances from Dexi's Dance Academy, *FitnFunkey*, our annual competitive 'tug o war', arena games, TS Active, stalls, photo-booth plus more.
Entry is FREE, come along for some summer fun.
Our next quiz night is on Saturday 27th April 2019.
Enjoy 8 rounds of quiz questions, dingbats, picture rounds and more.
Enjoy a fish'n'chip supper and unlimited tea and coffee. Guests are welcome to bring along beverages of their choice.
Why not get some colleagues together or maybe some friends & family. Don't worry if you don't have anyone to bring along, we will welcome you to join the 'Sprinkles' team, for a fun evening.
Tickets are £9.00 per person and with all the above included. To book, please call the office on 02392230330 or you can email
us at email@example.com
Booking is required.
BOUNCY BEARS PRE-SCHOOL AT SPRINGWOOD
Bouncy Bears currently have availability.
WELCOME TO BOUNCY BEARS PRESCHOOL
Are you looking for a Preschool for your child where they will thrive, learn and be happy? then look no further you've come to the right place!
Choose us for your child's preschool and have piece of mind -
* Ofsted rated us 'GOOD'
* We hold relevant insurance
* senco (special educational needs trained)
* All our staff are highly trained
* They have many years experience working with children aged 0-5yrs
* All our staff have lots of childcare qualifications and continue to attend many courses
* All staff hold paediatric first aid certificates
* All staff hold a level 3 in safeguarding children
* We offer government funding for children aged 2,3&4 years for their full 15-30 hours a week term time
* We have a lovely safe, welcoming and stimulating environment where children can have fun and learn through there play
SAVE THE DATE - STALL HOLDERS WANTED
We may only be a couple of weeks in to the new year but plans for our annual summer fayre are well under way.
We're hoping to make it 'better than ever' and hope you will support us. So please 'save the date' in your diary for Sunday 7th July 2019.
Do you bake cakes or make your own chutneys, jams etc? Or perhaps you own a speciality cheese stall? We're looking for a variety of stalls; if you are interested, please call the office on 02392230330 or email Jennifer and Leila in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org Stalls are only £5.00 per table plus a raffle prize donation (You may be required to bring your own table). We look forward to hearing from you.
FEBRUARY QUIZ NIGHT
Our next quiz night will be Saturday 23rd February 2019.
Get a team together for a great fun evening, of quiz questions and a raffle.
Price includes a fish n chip supper with unlimited tea & coffee and guests are more than welcome to bring beverages of their choice, including alcohol.
Contact the office on 02392230330 or email
to book your place.
We have had a great December, starting off with the Children's Christmas party and Christmas market on Sunday 2nd December.
Volunteers of Springwood Families hosted an amazing party for the children in the community, with a disco courtesy of *fitnFunkey*, games, crafts, buffet, Christmas carols and a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto. All the children received a gift from the big man himself. Lots of happy faces were beaming on the day. You can see the photographs here in the Gallery . If you took any photographs, we'd love you to tag us in them on Facebook.
We had beautiful items for sale at the market, including, handmade jewellery, candles, festive treats, chutneys, jams and beauty items. A huge thank you to all the stall holders who came & supported us on the day.
Orchids lunch club enjoyed their festive Christmas lunch on Friday 14th December. Centre manager, Jennifer & volunteer Sue worked incredibly hard to make the lunch a great success. We had lots of positive feedback, some comments included 'it was the best lunch they'd had in a very long time' & 'beautiful'. Guests were treated to unlimited wine & juice and enjoyed soup or egg mayo for starters, served with warm crusty bread, followed by a hot and cold buffet, including turkey, gammon, pork and vegetarian option. Traditional Christmas pudding was available, along with some not so traditional puddings but all looked delicious. Cheese & biscuits along with mince pies, coffee & chocolate mints finished off a lovely meal. Guests were able to enjoy a dance after their meal. You can see photographs of the event on Orchids at Springwood page.
Staff, volunteers & committee members had a lovely Christmas lunch on Monday 10th December over Southwick Golf Club. There are a few photographs included below.
On behalf of all staff & volunteers at the community centre, we would like to wish you all a very happy, peaceful Christmas. Thank you for all your support this year.
Staff and volunteers at the centre, would be delighted if you would join us and the children from Stagecoach performing arts school to sing some Christmas Carols with us.
This will take place on Sunday 2nd December after the Christmas market and to close the children's Christmas Party.
Mince pies and Christmas Carols will be the perfect way to close a day full of festivities.
If you would like any further information, please call 02392230330
You can also email the office on -email@example.com
We are pleased to welcome two new groups to the centre.
The first group is Little Kickers who hold classes for your future football stars from 9:15am -12noon. Ages start from 18months to 7 years (7th Birthday).
For further details, please click on the link below.
The second group to join us is Pilates.
This is being held every Tuesday morning at 10am for one hour.
To book, please call Catherine on 07789736868
Christmas Market 2018
We are holding our Christmas Market for the second year running at the centre this year.
We would love you to come and support us and the stall holders who will be selling some beautiful items for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Handmade crafts & jewellery, Christmas boxes, decorations & sweets. Health & beauty items, scentsy candles, face painting, plus more, will be available for your to purchase on the day.
Enjoy some comfort food and roasted chestnuts from 'Parky's' fully loaded catering.
To close the day, we are delighted that we will be joined by children from Stagecoach performing arts school, who will be leading us with some Christmas Carols. There will also be mince pies to enjoy too.
Entry is FREE for all, so come along with your friends & family and enjoy the festive atmosphere, here at Springwood Community Centre.
Ho Ho Ho
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