Contacting us during lockdown
Due to lockdown we are closed from 5 November to 2 December as required by the government.
If you need to contact us within this period please leave a message on our phone or send us an email. Phone messages and emails will be checked on a daily basis.
Our October trial film screening was a great success and was very well received by all who attended. We will resume with our next screening as soon as we are allowed to.
When we re-open the Centre will be available as a safe, airy and clean venue. All rooms can operate in socially distanced setups with ample ventilation and frequent cleaning of all hard surfaces, door handles, toilets etc.
Contact us to enquire about a booking for your group or event.
COMMUNITY CENTRE NEWS
The community centre is open and we have put 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
The Book Fair returned in September and was well supported with over two hundred people coming through the door to browse and buy from the eclectic mix of items on offer. The next Book Fair will take place on Saturday November 28th, a date to put in your diary.
The Dolls House Fair, we are delighted to say, returned in October with stalls in both our halls. The fair attracted people from near and far, an interest in Dolls’ Houses and Miniatures spans all age groups; the skills on display never fail to amaze.
With winter fast approaching and taking into account all the restrictions on social and leisure activities required makes getting out and about difficult. Here in the New Forest the restrictions are, not at present, too severe, enabling a number of our Community Centre groups to resume.
Table Tennis is back in full swing as are Zumba, and Line Dancing. Yoga, Tai Chi and the Centre Group of Artists, the calmer activities, are back too and are enjoying meeting up again.
Active Lifestyle has also returned joined by Steady & Strong, both New Forest Leisure Service NHS linked activities designed to enable sedentary folk to get safely back on their feet. Unfortunately to comply with Covid-19 safety advice group numbers are restricted making it necessary to contact the course organiser before coming along.
For more info visit our Groups page: groups meeting at the Centre.
Read What's On Magazine online
We have resumed distribution of 'What's On' magazine to homes in the Lyndhurst, Emery Down and Bank area area. However we also continuing to make it available only.
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.
Our table tennis sessions normally operate on Friday afternoons and Monday evenings, led by Lotty and Malcolm Holmes.
There will however be no sessions between 5 November and 3 December due to lockdown.
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.
Films and Music
Films will resume as we are allowed to show them!
Following the success of our October “Trial Return of Film Night", which was very well received by all, we planned to show in November the film, “The Good Liar,” first scheduled for May. Unfortunately, this film has had to be cancelled for a second time to comply with government regulations.
On a more positive note, we look forward, hopefully, to welcoming you to our February screening, but in the meantime your ideas for future films will be most welcome. Please email the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org