Rooksdown Community Association - www.rooksdownonline.com

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.

Diary

Rates (Requires Adobe Reader)

Hire T&Cs (Requires Adobe Reader)

Enquiry Form


Regular events



A Capella Singing for Fun

A Capella Singing for Fun on Thursdays 20.00 - 22.00pm at Rooksdown Community Centre.     All abilities welcome.  
No previous singing experience required.  
Come and listen before you join.
First session free - £5/week.

For more details contact Andrew Jackson on 07711 004212
or email andrew.d.jackson@gmail.com

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

www.allstarsbadminton.wordpress.com

Baby & Toddler Group


Munchkins is a Baby and Toddler Group in the Rooksdown/Winklebury area of Basingstoke that meets on a Thursday morning between 10am-11:30am in the Sycamore Centre. Find out more information on Facebook!

Hampshire Self Protection

Hampshire Self Protection Martial Arts and Self Defence.

We provide martial arts and self defence classes for adults and children from 5 years old under the guidance of The British Combat Association - The UK's foremost self defence & multi-style organisation.

Thursday Evenings 6:45pm For more information or to book your first FREE no obligation trial lesson, please contact:

Ian Rand Chief Instructor 07888 660225
Email: HampshireSelfProtection@gmail.com www.hampshireselfprotection.co.uk

Freedom 2 Dance - Weekends & Wednesdays

Ballroom and Latin 

Beginners & Advanced Welcome
Wednesday evenings 

ISTD Qualified Dance Teachers

Social Dancing
ISTD Medal Examinations and Competitions!

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


www.freedom-2-dance.co.uk

For more information / registration contact

Jonathan 07545 075426 or email jonathan_sergio@hotmail.co.uk

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: www.basingstokeeagleschurch.co.uk    
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


  • Monday - Friday from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm

    www.blossomdaynursery.com

    nursery@rooksdownonline.com

    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

    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 enquiry@marjorienewton.co.uk

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

    www.marjorienewton.co.uk

    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 http://www.basingstokewestscouts.org.uk/

    Messy Church

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

    Fun, crafts & free food.

    Last Sunday of the month at Castle Hill Primary (Rooksdown Campus).

    4pm - 6pm

    Contact:

    07736 942873 - Jo

    info@wessexchristianfellowship.com

    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

    www.rooksdown.org.uk

    parish.clerk@rooksdown.org.uk

    Around the site...

    News

    If you have some news let us know on news@rooksdownonline.com

    

    Diary dates - events and their dates!

    23 October 2018 at 07:07

    Up and coming community events:

    Christmas Fair - Saturday 24th November 2018 11am - 3pm

    Children's Christmas Party - Sunday 9th December 2018 2pm - 4pm
    Tickets £1 per child

    Summer Fair 2019 - Sunday 7th July 11am - 3pm

    For more information please contact the office on 01256 869626 or admin@rooksdownonline.com

    New Community Facility

    23 October 2018 at 07:09

    We are currently working on opening new facilities in 2019/2020 and we are taking expressions of interest for regular hirers and those agencies who may be looking for venues to deliver services in the community.

    These new facilities will be in the units at 17 & 19 Greenlands Road and in the Main Park Prewett Hall in Northbrook Crescent.

    Keep an eye out for how these will be brought into use as the building work continues.

    Please contact us for more information on availability and details on room sizes.

    Please send your enquiries to admin@rooksdownonline.com

    Community Centre - regular availability

    23 October 2018 at 07:10

    We currently have several opportunities for regular hirers at the Community Centre:

    • Tuesday Evening
    • Thursday Evening
    • Saturday - Morning & Afternoon
    We also have a new building opening in 2019 and we are looking for expressions of interest for all days of the week for both term time and holidays.

    If you would like to know more information please contact our bookings team on bookings@rooksdownonline.com or call 01256 869626.

    There is more on the news page...

    Events

    

    Regular bookings at Rooksdown Community Centre

    23 October 2018 at 10:18

    Monday

    Boot Camp - 19.00 til 20.00 - Natasha on 07981 578145
    Parish Council - 19.30 - fourth Monday in the month

    Tuesday

    Disability Forum Coffee Morning - 10.00 til 12.00 - third Tuesday of the month
    English & Maths tutoring - 15.30 til 17.30 - Hampshire Learning 07415 546491
    Pilates - 18.30 til 19.30 - Marjorie on 07887 561919
    Yoga - 19.30 til 20.30 - Marjorie on 07887 561919

    Wednesday

    Beavers - 18.30 - 19.30 - Ron Barker on ron.rosa@btinternet.com
    Ballroom & Latin Dance - 20.00 til 21.45 - Jonathan on 07545 075426
    Pound Fit - 19.30 til 20.30 - Vicky on 07486 313355

    Thursday

    Over 55s Coffee Morning - 10.00 til 12.00
    English & Maths tutoring - 15.30 til 17.00 - Hampshire Learning 07415 546491
    Martial Art Class - 18.30 til 20.00 - Ian on 07888 660225
    A Capella (singing group) - 20.00 til 22.00 - Andrew on 07711 004212

    Friday

    Cubs - 18.30 til 20.00
    Scouts - 19.00 til 21.00
    Zumba - 20.00 til 21.00 - Josie on 07856 870559

    Saturday

    Halls available for private parties

    Sunday

    Basingstoke Eagles Pentecostal Church - 10.00 til 12.00

    If you would like to book a room at the Community Centre please contact:
    bookings@rooksdownonline.com or call 01256 869626

    Facebook page for The Spinney

    23 October 2018 at 05:29

    Why not sign up to the facebook group for The Spinney.

    This piece of woodland around the old Park Prewett Hospital site offers a great circular walk.

    Funding has been secured to improve the signage and access for the future.  This is likely to include some small path improvements, boards explaining about the history and environment and a sculpture trail both in The Spinney and in the neighbouring development.

    The facebook group will update you on events and developments to improve this space for the community.

    Search "The Spinney, Rooksdown" in groups on facebook

    The Spinney is owned by The Land Trust with Rooksdown Community Association as their local management partner.

    Please contact 01256 869626 or admin@rooksdownonline.com

    Club 55 - something every week for the over 55s

    23 October 2018 at 05:26

    Club 55 group goes on a monthly trip on the dates below:

    Thursday 25th October
    Thursday 29th November
    No trip in December

    Every month we go to a different destination.

    To book please call the Community Association office on 01256 869626

    Every Thursday when a trip isn't running there is a Coffee Morning held at the Community Centre from 10am till noon.

    Events free but donations welcomed.

    There is more on the events page...