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Kingsclere Village Halls Unite to Celebrate Unsung Heroes

Kingsclere Community Association, who run the Fieldgate Centre, joined forces with the Village Club this week to celebrate the wide range of activities that take place in their facilities. In a joint statement the chairmen, Andy Bates and Sharon Morris, agreed “We are especially thankful to the large number of volunteers behind the scenes who run the clubs, groups, events and activities under our roof who are the lifeblood of Kingsclere’s vibrant community spirit. Local people from all walks of life are invited to come along to volunteer or simply join in with activities, learn new skills and get together.”

Local businesses, private donations and grant funding have also played a significant part in helping to upgrade and maintain these community facilities, without which we would certainly loose these valuable community hubs. Village Halls week which started on 20th January has been an opportunity for this wider help and support to be recognised.

Village Halls Week is run by national rural charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their 38 member organisations. It takes place from Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January.

Kingsclere’s First Sustainable Living Market – This Sunday!

Kingsclere’s first Sustainable Living Market comes to The Fieldgate Centre!  Promoting lower waste, more planet-friendly shopping alternatives.  Sunday 19th January.  10am – 1pm.  Refreshments available.

* Ameloise Refills and Plastic Free – Cleaning products & soaps, containers available or bring your own (non-food, all labels removed).
* Lonely Lentil – Bulk dried foods, purchase in any quantity.
* The Bag UK – Fresh Produce Fruit & Vegetable & Bread Bags.
* Posy London – locally handmade natural deodorants & shampoos in eco-friendly packaging.
* Emporio Green Army – household products based on their low environmental impact.
* Little B’s – Beeswax wraps.
* Frankie & Ruby – second hand shopping, recycling and repurposing of clothes.
* Hampshire Honey – local honey, you may bring your own container.
* Seeking Simple – natural vegan makeup in sustainable packaging.

Please email greenerkingsclere@gmail.com if you would like to be on the email list for info about our market.  Stall holder enquiries welcomed.  We promise not to spam or pass your email address along!  

A Christmas Knight – Theatre for children

Theatre for children – Come and enjoy a Christmas show and experience the magical draw of professional performers putting on a show just for you.

A Christmas Knight
Sat 4th January 2020 1:30PM

Proteus and Scratch Built Productions in association with the Kingsclere Community Association proudly present;

A Christmas Knight

What do you do if you’re face to face with a dragon?
Is jousting as painful as it looks?

Join Jack as he spends Christmas Day finding out the hard way in this magical new puppet show for children aged 4+ and their families.

At the Fieldgate Centre, Kingsclere, RG20 5SQ

www.thefieldgatecentre.co.uk

A Christmas Knight at The Fieldgate Centre event tickets from TicketSource

Tickets are also available at the Fieldgate Centre – office open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 09:00 to 13:00.

Event Details
Doors Open at 1:00PM
Starts at 1:30PM

Location
The Fieldgate Centre, Hampshire, RG20 5SQ

Rugby World Cup

Saturday 2nd  Rugby World Cup Final: England vs South Africa
LIVE on the BIG SCREEN!
Big screen in main hall.   Bar Open.  Tea, coffee and snacks.  Doors open at 9am.  All welcome.

New Roof Installation at The Fieldgate Centre

New Roof Installation at The Fieldgate Centre

Work has started on the replacement of the roof at the Fieldgate Centre. The community centre will stay open throughout the work.  The first stage is to install netting and sheeting internally for safety purposes. Stripping of the old roof and the replacement of new roofing panels will then start during week commencing 23 September. The old roof is asbestos free. The work is due to be completed before Christmas.

During the work the contractors require a sizeable compound primarily to store the large volume of roof panels. This has meant that we have had to reduce the parking area. The recycling centre operated by B&DBC has also had to be closed to help minimise the disruption to the work and the users of the community centre and the sports pitches. There will be scaffolding around the building which will be fenced off for safety purposes.  We will aim to keep disruption to a minimum for the users of the centre. We understand that car parking will be an issue during peak usage times so if you can park further away in the village and walk up that will really help.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is paying for and managing this great improvement to the centre. The Kingsclere Community Association has a lease with B&DBC for the centre and under this agreement B&DBC are responsible for the external structure of the building, excluding the doors and windows. The community association is delighted that B&DBC is making this investment as not only will the roof look good and get rid of the leaks but its thermal efficiency will be significantly better.

The new roof, along with the improvement work that the Kingsclere Community Association has already done and is planning to do, is to ensure that we have a community centre that the people of Kingsclere and the surrounding area are proud of now and for many years to come.

Kingsclere Community Association, September 2019

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