Friendship and Fun…

At Newton Community Centre we are keen to help people get out of the house and meet up with friends old and new. Feeling isolated can often lead to health problems but popping in for a cuppa and chat could be just the ticket!

We run many informal and friendly groups to give people the opportunity to get together in a relaxed environment – sometimes to learn a new skill or brush up on an old skill OR simply to come for a drink and a chat….

Our Lottery-funded Befriending projects reaches out in the community to those feeling the most isolated – we offer friendship calls and home visits on a weekly basis which leads to people attending the Centre for other events and makes them feel part of the wider Community.

We have a Women’s Group every Tuesday a from 12.30 to 2.30 where we meet to have lunch and either have a Guest Speaker, have a trip out or do crafts…. the group is warm and welcoming and open to women of all ages.

Every Thursday the Centre hosts a Men’s Group from 10.30 to 12.30 and similar to the Womens Group they have Guests Speakers; go our for walks as well as focus on Group projects such as a photography exhibiton or a wellbeing event. For more information about the Men’s Group please call Chris on 07970861062

Lovely friendly group where you can learn new skills as well as share your skills! OR you can simply join in the Chat!
Regenda tenants can pop in to our lovely Cafe and chat to one of the Regenda team about any housing queries or concerns
Our Centre offers a variety of events to encourage everyone in our Community to join in when they are able

Community Garden

We are delighted that our Community Garden is 99% complete and being used regularly by our Community!

Following successful bids to Tesco, Greggs and Persimmon we managed to secure funding to make the necessary changes to our field to make it user friendly and welcoming!

The garden is bright and cheerful with lots of seating areas and planters filled with sensory plants including lavender, buddleia, herbs and fruit bushes. The children at Playscheme made their mark (literally!!) by making “handprint flowers” on one of the walls. It was also a lovely space for them to have their breakfast outside during Playscheme

We were then delighted when a group of staff from Sky volunteered to come and paint and garden for us which put the finishing touches to our fabulous outdoor space.

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Children at our 2018 Playscheme enjoying breakfast in our Community Garden

4-2-6 is a little haven for kids to be kids!!

Thursday’s 4pm-6pm is full of crafts, games, sports and food for 5-13-year olds. Every week (term time only) with the help of wonderful volunteers we endeavour to provide a safe, fun environment where the kids can make, play and have fun! It’s a great way to make new friends or play with old ones. We have a range of visitors that come and provide a range of different activities, so far this year we have had drumming man Steve, which the children loved, sports development will be coming every 2 weeks to provide sport activities, from football, handball and golf!!

We have lots of Halloween crafts, remembrance and Christmas crafts/ activities planned in the next couple of months.

Family fun time is a stay and play for under 5’s.

Family fun time drop in sessions are relaxed, friendly and offer a range activities including creative activities, story corner, baby corner, construction, small world and many more.

There is always snack time with fresh fruit, crumpets/toast and drinks. Parents and carers also get a tea or coffee.

It is an opportunity for families to learn through play, gain ideas for things to do at home and find how to encourage these developments. It is also a place for children and their family to play and make friends or catch up with old ones

Quote from facebook

A lifesaver when my Son was little! … The centre was the hub of our activities! … Long may it continue!!!