Townsend Community News January 2018, Bournemouth

Last Updated: Updated - Wednesday, 24th January 2018 // New - Friday, 1st January 2018

UPDATE

Townsend Together Team

The next 3Ts meeting (for organisations and resident representatives) is taking place on Thursday 26 February 2018, 9.30-10.30pm @ Lansdowne Church, Woodbury Avenue.

Townsend Community Coach Trip to Monkey World

On Sunday 8 April 2018, leaving at 9.30am from Townsend Community Centre.

The cost includes transport and entry into Monkey World: £7.00 per child/adult/OAP - £2.00 per 0-2 years old

To book your place please contact Townsend Community Centre, office open Mon-Fri, 9-12. Tel: 01202 301556.

To guarantee your seat full payment is needed when booking.

Monkey World Poster

TMSTH Area Forum

The next Forum is taking place on Thursday 15 February 2018 (7.00-9.00pm) @ Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Lane.

www.tmsthareaforum.info

Still sticking to your new year's resolutions?

A reminder we have the following taking place at Townsend Community Centre:

Keep Fit Class held every Wednesday morning, 10-11am (during term time), £1 per class.

Boxercise held every Tuesday evening, 9-10pm. £5.00 per class.

No need to book, just turn up....

Townsend Environmental Walk Around

The next Environmental Walk Around will take place on Thursday 8 February, 11am-12miday, meeting outside Townsend Community Centre. If you care about your local environment and want to report and make improvements, please join us.

Everyone welcome. Future walkabout - Thursday 15 March.

Townsend Community Growers

The next meeting to take forward the Community Growing project is taking place on Thursday 22 February, 6.30-7.45pm at Townsend Community Centre.

If you're interested in being part of the garden or you have been allocated your own plot please come along.

Facebook – Townsend Community Growers

The Big Build Holiday Club

The Big Build Holiday Club will take place on Tuesday 13 February to Friday 16 February, 10am-12.30pm at Lansdowne Church, Woodbury Avenue.

Open to all primary school aged children.

Book online at www.lansdownechurch.uk/thebigbuild or call 01202 297977.

Big Build Holiday Club
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Townsend Together Team

The next 3Ts meeting (for organisations and resident representatives) is taking place on Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.30-11.30pm @ Townsend Community Centre.

Townsend Community Growers

The next meeting to take forward the Community Growing project is taking place on Thursday 11 January, 6.30-7.45pm at Townsend Community Centre.

If you're interested in being part of the garden or you have been allocated your own plot please come along.

Facebook – Townsend Community Growers

Townsend Quiz Night

The Great Big New Year Quiz will be taking place on Monday 8 January, 7.30pm. All welcome.

Townsend Quiz Night

Need advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau?

Come and see an advisor at Townsend Community Centre, every Monday morning, between 9.00am - 12.30pm.

No need to book, just drop in. A private room is available for consultations.

CAB Poster

Family Panto

Townsend Christmas Meal

Domestic Abuse

Local contacts and help for people suffering from domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse - Bournemouth Council

Friends of Riverside

Now have a webpage, keep up to date with what's happening with the A338 Wessex Way plans

www.bournemouthfriendsofriverside.org

Townsend Children's Centre - New Timetable

Townsend Children's Centre

Volunteer in Your Community

Do you want to do something worthwhile in your community? Do you have some time that you could spare? If so, then your local community centre needs you.

There is a total of nine community centres covering all areas of Bournemouth: Kinson, Moordown, Strouden, Muscliff, Ensbury Park, Townsend, Beaufort, Howe Croft and The Phoebe Centre. Each centre offers a range of activities, events, experiences and most importantly a place to meet and socialise with the rest of the community. Volunteers and trustees are essential to the running of each centre, helping to provide a beneficial meeting place for all.

Volunteer duties can involve a whole range of roles depending on the skills or aspirations of the individual. Job roles can be almost anything, including the organising and running of tea and coffee mornings, opening and closing the centres and working on events or engaging with the local community via social media.

Councillor Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Public Health, said: "Volunteering is a fantastic way to help out your community, meet new people and find something you enjoy doing. You can benefit from learning new skills whilst giving something back to your local area and helping your possible future career prospects. Being a volunteer or trustee is a worthwhile experience for all involved and there are plenty of options that could suit you."

The recruitment process involves an informal chat to best place you in the correct centre and position and from there it's down to you. There is no limit to the volunteering you can do, whether it be an hour, a couple of days or a full-time commitment. No matter how many hours you can do, you will be making a difference.

To talk about becoming a volunteer or trustee for a community centre then please contact Amanda Nicholls, Assistant Community Liaison Officer: amanda.nicholls@bournemouth.gov.uk or call 01202 451165.

To find out more about what it means to be a trustee or a volunteer then please visit: www.bournemouthcvs.org.uk

For more information on Bournemouth Community Centres please visit: Bournemouth Council