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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

    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 at Castle Hill Primary (Rooksdown Campus).

    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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    Rooksdown Community Centre – Coronavirus

    11 February 2021 at 06:27

    Rooksdown Community Centre – Coronavirus

    The building is currently closed to members of the public.

    Until further notice the community centre is being used for the exclusive use of providing care for nursery aged children following national guidance.

    For the protection of this “safe space” for children and their families, and to support social distancing, the building (including toilets) will be closed to all other members of our community.

    Please do not attempt to access the building.

    Thank you to everyone doing their bit.
    01256 869626

    Community office temporarily run remotely

    11 February 2021 at 06:28

    Due to Coronavirus

    The Community Office is temporarily being run remotely.

    If you have an enquiry please call 01256 869626 or email

    We apologise in advance if we take longer than normal to deal with your enquiry.

    For all updates on classes please contact the organiser.

    We are not currently confirming bookings for parties.  Please feel free to provisionally book a date after 1st October but due to the pandemic your booking will not be confirmed until much nearer the time.

    Future confirmed bookings may also be subject to last minute cancellation.

    New charity number 1174526

    11 February 2021 at 06:29

    All reference to Rooksdown Community Association charity number 1142688 on this website have been transferred to the new charity number 1174526 and company number CE012133 with the same name.

    All activities for the old charity have been transferred to the new charity with exactly the same charitable objectives for the Rooksdown Community.

    The website is due to be replaced but if you require any further information please contact the office on 01256 869626 or

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    Community Centre & Coronavirus

    11 February 2021 at 06:22


    Until Further Notice all events and regular bookings have been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus.

    Please make contact with the service provider for updates.

    As the building is used to deliver an essential service the return to multiple activities is currently being reviewed and carefully planned.

    Please check with the organiser of the activity you are interested in to establish their current plan and Covid Secure measures.



    Please also note that all email addresses have changed to:

    Telephone numbers are the same

    01256 869626 Office (as currently closed please leave a message)
    01256 578035  Duty Manager (Out of Hours & Emergencies)

    Thank you

    Rooksdown Community Association

    Regular bookings at Rooksdown Community Centre

    11 February 2021 at 06:24





    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


    Beavers - 18.30 - 19.30 - Ron Barker on
    Ballroom & Latin Dance - 20.00 til 21.45 - Jonathan on 07545 075426


    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


    Cubs - 18.30 til 20.00
    Scouts - 20.00 til 21.30


    Karate - 10.30 til 12.00

    Open Heavens Christian Fellowship - 15.30 til 18.30

    Halls available for private parties


    Basingstoke Eagles Pentecostal Church - 10.00 til 12.00

    If you would like to book a room at the Community Centre please contact: or call 01256 869626

    Coronavirus Advice - the Communiity Centre is currently not open to the public

    9 June 2020 at 10:55

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