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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    Rooksdown Community Picnic Saturday 18th July

    23 June 2015 at 12:35

    Want to get to know your neighbours and the community, whilst having an excuse to have fun and play a game of football or cricket?

    We will be holding a community picnic and would love to invite the residents of Rooksdown to join us.

    Bring your own picnic, drinks and games.

    The Field by the Community Centre
    Saturday 18th July
    12pm til 4pm

    Please no BBQs

    If you are interested in helping please email

    See you there!

    Minibus Hire - Licence Changes

    8 June 2015 at 09:36

    Anyone wishing to hire the minibus will need to supply a code to share their driving licence record before hiring the minibus.

    Driving licence paper counterpart has been replaced by this system from 8th June 2015.

    Rooksdown Parish Council

    23 June 2015 at 12:26

    Over the next few months parish council meetings are:

    Monday 20th July
    Monday 21st September

    meetings start at 7.45pm in the Community Centre

    Rooksdown Parish Clerk email:

    Rooksdown's Borough Councillor holds his surgeries in the foyer of the Community Centre on the same days from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.


    There is more on the news page...



    Rooksdown Community Association EGM

    30 June 2015 at 11:56

    The RCA will be holding their Extra-ordinary General Meeting on  Monday 13th July at 7.45pm in the Community Centre.

    Summer Fair Sunday 5th July

    1 July 2015 at 13:43

    Dog Show Classes

    Prettiest bitch / Best dog (male) 12.00hrs /11.30hrs
    Best rescue 13.30hrs
    Best cross breed  11.00hrs
    Best pair (dog and owner) 12.30hrs juniors / 13.00hrs seniors
    Best dressed  14.00hrs
    Best in show (winners of above categories) 14.30hrs


    Garden on a plate
    Entries must be on a plate no bigger than 30 cm in diameter.

    Cake in a box
    Entries must be no bigger than a shoe box and will be judged purely on design.

    Picture of the Watertower
    Entries must be no bigger than A3 and can be in any medium (No photographs).


    Each competition has three children’s age ranges:
    Five years old and under
    Six to eleven years old
    Twelve to 16 years old
    And one adult:
    Sixteen years and above

    Exhibits must be staged between 11:00 hrs and 11:30 hours on Sunday 5th July in the Community Centre and must not be removed until after 3pm.

    Entries will be judged by public vote.

    Rooksdown Summer Fayre 5th July

    13 April 2015 at 10:49

    If you are interested in having a stall at Rooksdown's Summer Fayre on Sunday 5th July then please contact our events team at:

    There is more on the events page...