The Centre News

Centre Manager’s Update – November 2019

By Tuesday, November 19, 2019 No Comments

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you will see that we have many new exciting classes and groups available at The Centre. The heart of what we do is trying to be as inclusive as we can by providing a variety of events for all. 

We recently held our first Halloween Family Party on Friday 1st November. This was a huge success where we had a disco, fancy dress for all ages including many parents and loads of games. We would like to thank all the residents who attended and supported The Centre and made this a brilliant night. 

We also held our 1st Anniversary of The Centre’s opening on Saturday 2nd November. Unfortunately, the weather was not very kind to us that day and we could not celebrate in style that we had hoped. Never-the-less, we held a family party in The Centre during the day where we had a disco and finger buffet. We had a beautiful cake donated to The Centre by The Little Cake Shop (now at Rawmarsh formerly from Brinsworth) and this was cut by our Chairman Dave Barry and Vice Chair Ryan Bowler. 

Once again, The Centre hosted the Memorial Service on Remembrance Sunday. The wreaths were laid by Alan Buckley on behalf of the Parish Council and myself on behalf of The Centre. Afterwards, refreshments were provided by The Café and ladies from the Friends of St. George’s Churchyard. Collections were made for the victims at Fishlake, Doncaster after the local floods and also for the Friends of St George’s Churchyard. There was entertainment provided by YPP Academy. 

We would like to take this opportunity of letting you know how we are working with residents of Brinsworth by listening to what you want to see happen in The Centre: 

We are working in partnership with a number of organisations such as, Aughton Early Years, who will teach you how to relax your baby through massage and check your baby’s weight with a health professional. 

We are working with RMBC, BPC, Brinsworth & Catcliffe Ward Councillors, Community Development Teams and the Voluntary Sector, exploring lots of ways in which we can work together to contribute to making Brinsworth a better place to live, work and play. 

Staff have been talking with a variety of organisations for the Youth Provision in Brinsworth. Whilst we appreciate it seems we are not working as fast as we could, funding in this area is always challenging. Although we have already opened our Play Group on Monday mornings, which has been very welcome in Brinsworth after local facilities recently closed, we’ve had many wonderful toys donated from residents of Brinsworth & we thank you very much for this kind and generous gesture.