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2015 Rooksdown Fireworks Cancelled

14 August 2015 at 16:51

2015 ROOKSDOWN FIREWORKS CANCELLED

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 09:36

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Driving licence paper counterpart has been replaced by this system from 8th June 2015.

www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

Rooksdown Parish Council

14 July 2015 at 09:47

Over the next few months parish council meetings are:

Monday 20th July - Cancelled
Monday 21st September

meetings start at 7.45pm in the Community Centre

Rooksdown Parish Clerk email:  Parish.Clerk@rooksdown.org.uk

Rooksdown's Borough Councillor holds his surgeries in the foyer of the Community Centre on the same days from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

email: Cllr.Simon.Bound@basingstoke.gov.uk

2015 Office Opening Hours

28 May 2015 at 19:22

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 12:37

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 21:37

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

Would you like to advertise

2 December 2011 at 21:36

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 classifieds@rooksdownonline.com or use the submission form.

Hire a room

16 July 2012 at 16:15

If you would like to hire a room in the Community Centre please contact bookings@rooksdownonline.com 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: http://rooksdowncommunitycentre.blogspot.com/

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Events



Love Parks - Pop Up Play Event

8 July 2015 at 11:40

Excitingly this year the Borough Council will be running pop up play sessions in Rooksdown where children get to design their own leaf.

See these leaves in all their glory in the Basingstoke Discovery Centre as they come together in the Tree of Life display from 10 August to 21 August.

For further information view Love Parks leaflet

Rooksdown Park - behind the Community Centre
Just look for the gazebos

Everyday Monday 27th July - Friday 31st July

2pm - 3.30pm

Volunteering in Rooksdown

9 February 2015 at 09:40

Do you have some spare time, Rooksdown Community Association would love to hear from you.

  • Help organising an event
  • Helping out with a larger event i.e. Summer Fayre
  • Become a committee member
  • Fundraising by helping with the RDYC Car Wash as an example
  • Deliver the Rooksdown Reporter in your road

  • If you would like to make a volunteer please contact us on committee@rooksdownonline.com

    Blossom Day Nursery

    1 December 2013 at 21:38

    Check out the day nursery website on www.blossomdaynursery.com to see what services we offer.

    Places are limited please book your child's hours as soon as you can.

    There is more on the events page...

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