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All you need to know about the Rooksdown Community

Latest news is shown on the main pages but you can find more news and up and coming events by following the links.

The Rooksdown Reporter is our Parish Magazine that is published 3 times a year. They are normally delivered through your letter box. If you have not received a recent copy you can collect one from the Community Centre or read the latest edition here.

If you have thought about volunteering we would love to hear from you. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or a month maybe to help out at the Youth Club or assist in hosting a coffee morning or if you would like to get an activity off the ground you will be greatly welcomed. Why not come into the Centre to discuss how you can help?

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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...

Community Centre

Find out about our community centre and how to book it.

To book the Community Centre call

0844 330 5231

Or complete the enquiry form.

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