We’re making the most of lockdown closure to revamp some of the building.
Our builders have redesigned and rebuilt the kitchen and corridors to allow full disabled access (including wheelchairs) through the Small Hall into the kitchen, toilets and Large Hall. We’ve also updated the kitchen, storage areas and done lots of repainting!
Huge thanks to our committee members Christine and Simon who have been project managing the whole effort, and to Lynn and Robin who have worked their way through the whole building repainting everywhere so it’s all smart for reopening time, Steve for lending us his carpet cleaner, Tony for reconstructing the electrical cupboard
Thanks to our builders Mark and Gary for their expertise, attention to detail, good advice and their good humour! Also thanks to Spiros the plumber for sticking with a difficult job till late, Kai for making a great job of patching the kitchen floor, Ben and his team for the electrics, the plasterers, and Paul the plasterer for replastering a horrible area. We also need to thank Ricky the roofer, our neighbour, who is always there when you need him. Thanks to Carl our cleaner, who has been patiently cleaning up after everyones mess!
The Community Centre will be closed from Thursday 5 November as per the government’s lockdown guidance. This includes the members’ bar, all groups and classes, and venue hire.
We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.
The Windmill Hill Community Association and Social Club AGMs are next Thursday 24th September, commencing at 8pm. All members are invited to attend.
We will be having the meeting in the Large Hall with socially distanced seating and sanitisers available.
Some classes and groups are restarting at the Community Centre – please check with individual organisers for the latest information.
The bar is also now open for Social Club members with revised opening times:
- Mon 20:00 – 23:00
- Tues 18:00 – 23:00
- Weds CLOSED
- Thurs CLOSED
- Fri 18:00 – 23:00
- Sat 20:00 – 23:00
- Sun 18:00 – 22:30
The Community Centre is closed for now due to Covid-19 measures, but we’ll let you know when we’re open again.
Look out for each other!
WHCA’s unmissable board games night is back on 16th November. There is more to life than climbing ladders and sliding down snakes, or sitting through two excruciating hours of Monopoly, and we’ll show you.
Gather around a table with great people, enjoy some of the best modern board games, and Windmill Hill’s foremost games experts will help you get up and running fast. We’ll bring the games, you bring your brain – there’s something for everyone, from fast-paced card games to high-concept cardboard, from nimble-fingered manipulation to quick-witted deduction, with games suitable for all ages 11 up.
Fancy piloting a mysterious alien race and conducting intergalactic subterfuge? Try the 40-year-old classic Cosmic Encounter. Want to build a tenuously-balanced road network using your bare hands, and possibly some tweezers if things get really tricky? Give Tokyo Highway a go. Try your hand at being an undercover agent (or sniffing one out) in the inventive Spyfall, rebuild civilisation on the red planet with Terraforming Mars, bloody up your axe in Viking smasher Blood Rage, point an actual foam gun at an actual stranger’s head while playing Cash ‘N’ Guns – you get the idea.
The next board games night is on Saturday 16th November, starting at 7.30pm, ages 11+. Come along, have a drink, enjoy some great company and, whether you’ve not played a board game since last Christmas or you’ve just packed away Catan, learn and enjoy some great new games.
Do you know we have a book club that meets on the third Monday of the month at 8pm in our bar. Contact Christine Higgott for further details on 07901 874375.
These are the books for the next few months:
21/10 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
18/11 Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
16/12 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
20/01 The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
17/02 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
With our AGM this week, we’d love to hear more from local people about how we’re doing and where we can improve.
Please click on the link below and fill in our short survey:
We have some new classes starting this Sept and Oct:
Lara is starting The Brass Disciples Youth Band on Mondays 16.45-17.30 A community street band for brass, woodwind and percussion players aged 8-16. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Begins on 7th October
Farrah is running a Bollywood Workout – Mondays 18.30-19.15pm An easy to learn Bollywood Dance class suitable for all levels and abilities. She will also be starting Feel Good Friday! on Fridays 09.30-10.30 A Dance fitness class to get you ready for the weekend! Contact Farrah 07800 597718 for details of either class.
DragonBird Theatre are back at the Community Centre with interactive theatre sessions for young children aged 0-5 and their families. Each session features a short performance of a story and is followed by an interactive play session.
Thursday 3rd October 10:00am & 11:15am – The Ladybird Detective Agency
Thursday 7th November 10:00am & 11:15am – The Elephant’s Child
£4.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
Click here to book tickets.