The village of Colden Common experienced a huge expansion in late 1990 when the streets and houses around St Vigor Way were built. A purpose-built Community Centre was completed in 1992, supported by Colden Common Community Association, with a great deal of help from residents.
In 2017 the Community Centre celebrated 25 years since its opening, with a party for the community, and a new clock to mark the occasion was installed on the Centre roof.
The running of the Community Centre is overseen by the Trustee Committee of the Community Association, supported by a small team of staff. The Community Association is open to all members of the community of Colden Common and aims to support and provide facilities and events for all. New people are always welcome with new ideas to Association meetings and the AGM. The aim is always to provide benefit to the residents of Colden Common.
The Community Centre is centrally located – geographically, socially and culturally – on St Vigor Way, near the Co-op and the take-away.
The Community Centre is used for a variety of classes and activities. Regular activities which currently take place in the Centre include: Pre-school, Breakfast and After-School Clubs (for school pupils), Pilates, Zumba, Tuesday Coffee Mornings, Puppy Training, Yoga, Lunch Club for senior citizens, Colden Common Tots, Bridge Club, DDMix, Scouts, Slimming World, and our Singing Group. We are also home to the Parish Council, which has an office within the building.
Other occasional activities, many organised and supported by the Community Association include quizzes, an annual Beerfest, plays, concerts, a Christmas Fair, a Winter Senior Citizens’ Party, a Summer Fete, Christmas wreath making, etc., etc., etc!
The Covid pandemic has necessarily altered a lot of what we can offer. However, the majority is still there and available to all, albeit in somewhat different circumstances. We reopened to the general public on 7th September, having had Pre-school running in the Centre for the majority of the lockdown.
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