NEWS FLASH - 6 Person rule does not apply to Covid Safe Venues
We understand that the new '6' rule will not apply to most of our bookings. The advice states that, as we are a Covid-secure facility (providing hand sanitisation, socially distanced room set-ups, one-way systems, good ventilation, face covering policy, Test and Trace) we can still host meetings up to the safe limits we have determined for each room.
This means that meetings and physical activities can still go ahead. We would only have to cancel an event if it was purely for socialising (a coffee morning is used as an example). Our fairs should be unaffected too - these are classed as indoor markets and come under the retail section of the GOV.UK advice which hasn't changed. Note though that retail environments such as fair do require the wearing of face masks at all times.
For further details of our Covid Safe precautions and policies please read 'Community Centre reopening' below.
Our newly re-opened Centre is safe, airy and clean. All rooms operate in socially distanced setups with ample ventilation and frequent cleaning of all hard surfaces, door handles, toilets etc.
Call us to enquire about a booking for your group or event.
COMMUNITY CENTRE REOPENING
Now that lockdown restrictions have been eased with shops, businesses and community facilities permitted to re-open, we’re beginning to see life in the High Street once again. What a joyful sight it is too! It looks like everyone is taking all the necessary precautions to invite their customers back in safely so hopefully businesses will start to see an upturn in their profits soon.
The community centre has now re-opened and we have been busy putting in place all the practical things that need to be done in order to welcome people back with the minimum of risk. This includes deep cleaning all rooms, installing screening at the reception desk, directional barriers and floor stickers, sanitizer stations and a one- in, one-out system for the toilets.
We are operating a thorough risk assessment and protection regime. Please check our Covid Statement for full details: Covid Statement
Latest activity news
In August we welcomed the Village Artists exhibition - their recent Exhibition held in the Linden Hall was a great succes in spite of having to operate within Covid guidelines. WIth all the measure the Centre had put in place they felt safe and secure, so much so they have already booked the hall for their 2021 exhibition.
Our doors are now open however we are having to operate with strict rules around wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines so that can keep the centre's users, staff, and volunteers as risk free as possible.
Some activities will be restarting in September including Line Dancing, Zumba and Yoga. Check our events page for more information.
Unfortunately we have had to suspend our book sales for the time being due to the challenges of keeping books clean, and handling cash. However we hope to restart book sales soon and in the meantime we are looking for donations of your unwanted books. A donation point for books is located in our reception area, do please think of us if you are having a clear out!
However we will be welcoming the Book Fair on Saturday 19th September 10am-4pm.
Please look out for further updates on our notice boards and in the next edition of What’s On for news of activities being relaunched.
Read What's On Magazine online
We started publishing What's On magazine online during lockdown, and we are going to carry on making it available here. We have now restarted our distribution of printed copies this month.
You can view the full colour 48 page magazine here: view "What's On-line"
We would like to express a big thank-you to our advertisers who have supported us through the past months. We are also grateful to our volunteer What's On deliverers who have taken to the streets to deliver this month's edition.
Table tennis takes off
Our table tennis sessions on Friday afternoons and Monday evenings have been been relaunched led by Lotty and Malcolm Holmes.
Sign up for our online newsletter
We have now introduced a regular email newsletter in addition to the monthly What's On magazine.
Many of our users have already signed up for this at Film Night and other events. If you have not signed up yet, please use this form. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Lyndhurst Community Centre provides meeting rooms and activities for all parts of the local community. The Centre's extensive facilities are available for use by community groups or commercial organisations. The Centre is located in the heart of Lyndhurst just off the High Street.
- One of the largest meeting halls in the New Forest - ideal for fairs and public meetings
- Wide range of room sizes - catering available
- Fully staffed daytime Mon-Fri - bookable 7 days a week 8am-11pm
- Built in audiovisual equipment, free WiFi, hearing loop
- Disabled access to all rooms
- Adjacent car parking
- 4 miles from Junction 1 of M27
- Concessionary rates for community groups
Lyndhurst & District Community Association – Annual General Meeting
The AGM was postponed due to lockdown. We are now planning to hold it in late October. The date will be confirmed shortly.