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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.

Rooksdown Parish Council

3 November 2015 at 12:16

The next parish council meeting is:

Monday 23 November

meetings start at 7.45pm in the Community Centre

Rooksdown Parish Clerk email:

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


2015 Office Opening Hours

28 May 2015 at 18:22

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

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 or use the submission form.

Hire a room

16 July 2012 at 15:15

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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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.

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