Rooksdown Community Association -

Welcome to Our Community Centre

The Centre is located on the eastern side of the parish by the green on Park Prewett Road next door to the Doctors? Surgery.

As well as providing a facility for Community events the rooms are also available for Hire.

All activities at the Centre can be viewed by following the link to our diary.

If you would like any more information about anything we do please drop in, attend one of our coffee mornings or telephone us on 0844 330 5231.

Hire rates, room sizes and standard hire terms can also be found by following the links below.


Rates (Requires Adobe Reader)

Hire T&Cs (Requires Adobe Reader)

Enquiry Form

Regular events

Badminton Club @ Everest Community Academy

Allstars Badminton aims to encourage all members of the local community to access the sport of badminton and ball skills inclusively.  Opening everyone up to the pathways into community and club badminton.

Adult, teen and children's session across Basingstoke.

3 - 4pm Sundays Junior Club @ Everest
4 - 6pm Sundays Teens & Adult @ Everest

£4 per session

07891 305179

Baby & Toddler Group

Every Thursday at the Community Centre.

Please speak to the Office for more information.

Hampshire Self Protection

We provide classes for everyone including Adults, Ladies Only, and Juniors 7-16 yrs.
Thursday Evenings
6:45    Karate Classes, Juniors 5 - 11 yrs, Seniors 11 yrs + Inc Adults
7:40    Martial Arts Classes 11 yrs +, Inc Adults
For more information or to book your first FREE no obligation trial lesson, please contact:

Ian Rand Chief Instructor 07888 660225
British Combat Association & British Combat Karate Association

BOKWA Fitness

BOKWA Fitness is the new up and coming dance fitness program comprised of cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.

BOKWA Fitness is energetic, exciting, exuberant and exhilarating and
consistently remains challenging.

And it is here every week

Monday 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Saturday 9am - 10am

Contact Kelly on 07853 401717

Freedom 2 Dance - Weekends & Wednesdays

Ballroom and Latin Kids Klub
Saturday's at 9am
Strictly new .... Registrations now open!

Adult Beginners & Advanced Classes
Wednesday evenings & Saturdays

ISTD Qualified Dance Teachers

Social Dancing
ISTD Medal Examinations and Competitions!

Also available for Private Lessons, Wedding Dance Tuition and corporate Events/Parties

For more information / registration contact

Jonathan 07545 075426 or email

Basingstoke Eagles Church

Basingstoke Eagles is a lively Pentecostal church who meet every Sunday from 10am - 12 noon. The service is lead by Minister Rose who lives in Rooksdown.  We cater for all age groups and we invite you to come as you are and experience gospel singing, prayer, preaching and teaching from the Bible that will bring newness of life.

For further information please visit:    
or call Minister Rose on 07525 348 007 or 01256 468012

Blossom Day Nursery

Providing a high quality service for young children aged from birth to five years.

  • Full time Nursery
  • Term time Pre-School

  • As well as:

  • Breakfast Club
  • After School Club
  • Holiday Club

    Monday - Friday from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm

    For more information contact the nursery.

    Over 55s Coffee Morning

    Every Thursday 10am - midday

    Why not come and enjoy a drink and a chat with other members of the community

    Weight Watchers

    Do you want to lose a dress size by Christmas, with Weight Watchers you could! 

    Vanda has just taken over the Weight Watchers Meeting and would love to help you shed those excess pounds in time for Christmas.

    Vanda lost three stones with Weight Watchers nearly 10 years ago and has been a leader for 7 years. In this time she’s got hundreds of members to their Goal Weight and encouraged them to change their lives forever.

    If you’d like to find out more pop along to a meeting at the Community Centre any Thursday from 7pm or give Christine Nicholson on 0845 677 7788

    Zumba on Friday

    Come on in and join the party on Friday evenings at 8pm.

    Call Josie for more information on 07856 870559

    Are you interested in Pilates or Yoga?

    Do you want to get back into shape?  Do you want to feel calmer and more in control of your life?

    Regular exercise will help you increase your:

    Tuesday 6.30 - 7.30pm Pilates
    Tuesday 7.30 - 8.30pm Yoga

    Contact Marjorie on 07887 561919 or email

    Marjorie Newton, qualified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, Tai chi & Qigong

    Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Groups

    Beavers (6 - 8 year olds) - Wednesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Cubs (8 - 10.5 year olds) - Friday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Scouts (10.5 - 14 year olds) - Friday 7pm - 9pm

    All groups welcome boys and girls.  Group leaders also wanted.

    For more information go to

    Messy Church

    Learn about god as a family in unexpected ways, for free!

    Fun, crafts & free food.

    Last Sunday of the month.

    4pm - 6pm


    07736 942873 - Jo

    Parish Council Meeting

    Normally held on the 4th Monday of the month (please check Centre diary no meetings in August and December).

    Members of the public welcome to attend.

    7.45 pm to 10.00 pm

    Around the site...


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    New Vacancy in Rooksdown

    17 February 2015 at 12:56

    Community Assistant

    Part Time (flexible)
    12 hours per week at £10 per hour
    Initial one year contract

    Rooksdown Community Association (RCA) has a great opportunity for an assistant to support the work of the current small committed team.

    The RCA currently runs the Community Centre, Rooksdown Youth Project, Winklebury Youth Project, community events, manages The Spinney (a piece of local woodland) and works with a variety of partner agencies.  We also have lots of exciting projects in the pipeline for 2015/16 and beyond to ensure Rooksdown is a great place to live.

    We are seeking a candidate who has experience of administrative support, has excellent organisational and communication skills: written and verbal, has excellent attention to detail and can work to deadlines and prioritise workloads.

    This is a varied role requiring flexibility and adaptability on a daily basis to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely fashion.

    If you feel that your experience meets our needs and you want to apply for this role, then please contact us for an information pack on:

    01256 869626 or email

    Informal discussion can also be arranged if you would like more information.

    Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 27th March 2015

    Hampshire Alert

    9 February 2015 at 09:32

    New service from Hampshire Police now available.

    Receive FREE crime and community information about where we live:

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    Road Closed - The Avenue (Hospital Bumpy Road)

    9 February 2015 at 09:31


    Work to repair and rebuild The Avenue - between the Lodge building and the Pumphouse Way roundabout – has commenced.

    Please be aware that this will mean the road being closed and diversions.

    Access routes into and out of North Hampshire and Parklands Hospitals and St Michael’s Hospice will be maintained but there will inevitably be some diversion to normal routes e.g. no access heading west into Rooksdown and no vehicle access to Hospitals from A339.

    It is hoped the road will re-open at the end of March 2015.

    BUS ROUTE - changes

    Route 4 / 4A - Loop around Park Prewett Road

    The Link - Loop around Mill Road . Rooksdown Avenue Junction

    There is more on the news page...



    Over 55s trip - Milestones Museum

    9 February 2015 at 09:48

    The next Over 55s trip will take place on Wednesday 25th February.

    Our destination will be Milestones Museum.

    Departure will be at 10 am prompt from the Community Centre.

    For more information and book a place contact the Community Office on:

    01256 869626 or email

    Next Walk - Saturday 7th March 10am

    9 February 2015 at 09:35

    The next walk for this group will be a walk around The Spinney

    Saturday 7th March 2015

    Starting at the Rooksdown Community Centre at 10am

    Due to the recent weather and some work the paths can be muddy so please bring suitable footwear and warm clothes.

    Book Keeper and Accountant needed

    9 February 2015 at 09:49

    Rooksdown Community Association is looking for a book keeper and accountant due to our long standing Treasurer standing down we are looking for someone with finance skills to take over the day to day finance role.

    You will work with our Trustees, and support the organisation by carrying out financial transactions and ensuring they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice, keeping proper records and that effective financial procedures are in place, monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organisation, and producing necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

    To express your interest and arrange an informal conversation contact the Community Office on:

    01256 869626 or email

    There is more on the events page...