A Happy New Year to Chellaston residents and all our users and hirers of the Community Centre. The new CCA committee, elected in October, are four months into their term and we are happy to report that significant improvements are being seen, not only on the financial front but also in the patronage of the Centre.
The re-instatement of the small meeting room has seen two regular weekly bookings as well as individual meetings by some of the Chellaston groups and organisations. The main hall which has had new lighting fitted is in regular use throughout the week. Activities including Playdays Opportunity Group for pre-school children, Martial arts, Zumba and Pilates fitness clubs, a thriving Youth Club and Brownies. In February we will see the commencement of a children’s dance class on a Saturday morning called PIZAZZ.
What is pleasing to see is the number of bookings and enquiries received for the hire of the hall or the centre for various functions, in particular children’s parties.
The Committee have been working very hard to make the necessary improvements identified in various reports generated by the City Council. In particular the Health & Safety Self Audit has now been completed and apart from some minor anomalies the Centre is operating to a good standard with regard to Health and Safety. In conjunction with the council we are making some changes to the fire doors following a review by the Council’s Principal Fire Surveyor. We envisage that the changes will allow us to hire out the large meeting room with self contained kitchen and toilet as this room will be able to be accessed directly from the external fire door and thereby not interfering with users of the main hall.
The committee has also identified future major upgrades to toilets, kitchen, acoustics and the heating system all of which we will be looking to fund through various grant applications.
Finally the Community Centre will be a focal point for the 2014 Spirit of Chellaston on Saturday June 21st, details will be announced by the organising committee of the Spirit of Chellaston in the coming weeks, but please put the date in your diary for a fun packed event.