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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

2020 diary dates - events and their dates!

9 March 2020 at 06:35

Up and coming community events:

Hawaiian Party & Summer Fair 2020 - Sunday 5th July 11am - 3pm

Children's Christmas Party - Saturday 28th November 2020 3pm - 5pm

Christmas Tree Lights Switch On - Saturday 28th November 2020 5pm

For more information please contact the office on 01256 869626 or

New Community Facility

13 May 2019 at 04:48

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:

17 & 19 Greenlands Road - new community units
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

Community Centre - regular availability

18 December 2018 at 05:15

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

We also have a new building opening in 2019 / 2020 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 or call 01256 869626.

Minibus Hire - Licence Changes

18 December 2018 at 05:16

Anyone wishing to be loaned 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 since 8th June 2015.

Rooksdown Parish Council & Borough Councillor details

24 July 2018 at 06:59

The next parish council meeting is:

Monday 24th September 2018

meetings start at 7.30pm in the Community Centre

Rooksdown Parish Clerk email:

Rooksdown's Borough Councillor is Simon Bound and he can be contacted on


with updates available on Facebook @Cllr.Simon.Bound
or on Twitter @Simon.Bound

2015 Office Opening Hours

28 May 2015 at 14:22

We aim for the Community Centre office to be open:

Monday - Friday (closed Wednesdays)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To check additional office closures go to the centre diary.

or call 01256 869626 to make an appointment.

To hire a room email us.

Centre Duty Manager mobile number

7 January 2014 at 07:37

Should you wish to get hold of someone out of hour regarding the Community Centre the number to call is 07425 220519

This number cannot be used to make any bookings. 

For bookings please use the main number 01256 869626 during office hours, if there is no answer please leave a message and we will call you back.

Local news

2 December 2011 at 16:37

If you know of any news that would be of interest to other residents then please submit it to

Would you like to advertise

2 December 2011 at 16:36

If you have something for sale, lost a pet, offer a service or a trade in Rooksdown why not submit an advert to be published in our classified section by emailing or use the submission form.

Hire a room

16 July 2012 at 11:15

If you would like to hire a room in the Community Centre please contact or call us on 01256 869 626

Room hire for a 3 hour party starts at £30.00
For detailed prices and room dimensions see the Community Centre section.

For earlier news entries, please see the blog:

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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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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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