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

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    Christmas Family Show

    3 November 2015 at 12:18

    Little Red and the Wolves

    Sunday 20th December 4pm start Rooksdown Community Centre

    Little Red and the Wolves ImageOnce there was a girl... and a wolf.

    Scarlett leaves her tiny village behind and heads for the bright lights of the big city, but something follows her, something big and hungry. Could there be wolves in the city? She sees them everywhere but no-one else seems to notice; perhaps because they wear three-piece suits and smoke cigars.

    Oh no, these are not the wolves you find in the forest, these are very, very different and very, very dangerous...

    James doesn’t understand why he’s so tired. He goes to bed early every night, but each morning he wakes up feeling as if he has spent the night-time running through the streets. James grew up in the big city, but now longs to be in the forest. He doesn’t know why, but when the moon is full he feels different...

    Then, one day, Scarlett and James meet, and the wheels of fate are set in motion.

    Proteus create a thrilling, hauntingly beautiful and contemporary version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood. Funny, scary, action packed and featuring the hallmarks of Proteus’ highly acclaimed and much loved family shows.

    Not suitable for under 5’s.

    Tickets £1 from the Community Centre Office
    or book and pay online by following the link

    2015 Rooksdown Fireworks Cancelled

    14 August 2015 at 15:51


    It is with great sadness to report that Rooksdown is unable to hold a fireworks event this year.

    Councillor Paul Mahoney, Chairman of Rooksdown Parish Council announced that the Parish Council has made the difficult decision not to hold the fireworks event this year.

    Cllr Mahoney said ‘Over the last few years the Rooksdown Firework event has gone from strength to strength and is now one of Rooksdown’s most popular events, but this brings with it some organisational difficulties’.

    He went on to point out that one of the difficulties has been how to get residents and visitors in and out of Rooksdown safely.

    This year sees the Rooksdown Park (the venue for the Fireworks) being re-developed to create a new play area for local children, along with significant house construction in the area directly opposite Rooksdown Park.

    Cllr Mahoney explained ‘Although this decision was made prior to the cancellation of the Mayor's fireworks, that announcement only further convinced us that the Parish Council decision was the right one. Rooksdown Firework event is designed for the benefit the Rooksdown community and its’ residents. How we successfully run a local community event that is both enjoyable and safe will be our focus for the firework event in 2016’

    Planning for a Rooksdown Fireworks event in 2016 has already started.

    The Parish Council realises this will be a huge disappointment to residents but would like to thank residents for their continued support.

    Minibus Hire - Licence Changes

    8 June 2015 at 08:36

    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.

    There is more on the news page...



    Road Works - Winter 2015 - Summer 2016

    3 November 2015 at 12:20

    Junction Improvements for The Lodge Junction on the A340 have started.

    Please look out for temporary traffic lights, delays, lane closures and diversions.

    Rooksdown Christmas Fair

    3 November 2015 at 12:21

    Rooksdown is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday 28th November.

    11am - 3pm

    Free Santa's Grotto, craft stalls, toys, cakes and lots more.

    Free mulled wine and mince pies.

    If you are interested in having a stall please email

    Thought about volunteering

    1 September 2015 at 10:26

    Why not become a volunteer for Rooksdown Community Association.  We need volunteers to help in the Youth Club, writing and distributing the Rooksdown Reporter, running community Coffee Mornings, opening and closing the centre, help out in the office and people who can help maintain the centre.

    Contact us on or come to a meeting and let us know how you would like to help.

    If you aren't sure how we could use your help why not come in and have a chat with Simon in the Centre.

    There is more on the events page...