Welcome to Brampton Community Centre in
Bit of a damp summer, but there is
still a warm (and dry!) welcome here at the Centre.
Do you want to support your
community, help people to live and be well, and shape how we
as a Trust provide support to people?
Why not become a Trustee of
Brampton and Beyond Community Trust?
Trust Members will be electing Trustees to sit
on its governing body at the October AGM. The strength of the
Trust’s Board is important in securing the Trust’s future, ensuring
it is meeting the needs of the community and properly managing its
If you think you have any skills or knowledge
that might be appropriate, and interest in supporting people,
familiarity with the area and its people, an understanding of some
aspects of the area’s needs, or specialist skills around business
operation, business planning, financial management, or legal
matters, you should consider becoming a Trustee and joining the
All residents of the wide area surrounding
Brampton can become a member of the Trust, and any Trust Member can
nominated to become a Trustee.
A formal notification of the AGM and the
procedure for making Trustee nominations will be issued to Members
Meanwhile, if you want to find out more about
this opportunity, please contact us
using the following:
Call us on 016977 45023 or email:
Then we can arrange for someone to meet with you and share more
about the role.
Support Hallbankgate Hub Ltd
A Community Benefit Society
You are invited to
join a community enterprise to secure the future of a shop in
Hallbankgate and a Hub for the village and the surrounding
A share issue has been designed to
provide local people, as well as friends, potential suppliers and
businesses, and other organisations far and wide, with the chance
to be involved in, and contribute financially to, the community
shop business in the expectation of receiving a social dividend and
possibly a financial return. Shares are £20 each, and you can buy
just one, or up to the value of £20,000
For more information contact:
The Secretary, Hallbankgate Hub,
Peel House, Hallbankgate,
Brampton, CA8 2NJ or visit: www.hallbankgatehub.org
COMMUNITY CAFE NOW
Hot meals, light lunches,
refreshments available weekdays from 9am.
Community Meals from £4
COMMUNITY MEALS NOW
Remember Meals on Wheels?
Now you can have a hot meal
delivered direct to your door by one of our
2 courses delivered £4.50
Single course £3.70
Vegetarian option available
To register for a meal call Fiona on 016977 45023
EXTRA CARE HOUSING SCHEME
NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Construction has now began on the
new scheme for Brampton on site by Thomas Armstrong. The scheme
will belong to Impact Housing Association and will have around 38
units, with bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and own front door.
Preference for residents will be given to people with a local
connection. If you are interested in registering for a home in the
scheme, please contact Impact Housing or us here at the Centre and
we will forward your details on your behalf. The building works and
fit out will be complete in Spring/Summer 2016.
Why not come in and have coffee or a
snack with us
Come in and find out more about what we do here at the Centre
and the things that you can enjoy or participate in.
Reminder of some of our other projects:
-Neighbourhood Caresupports older
people who may be lonely or having difficulty living at home, we
have regular 'social club' activities. Last year we had a trip to
Ullswater, a free concert from Brampton Community Orchestra, a walk
and afternoon at Talkin Tarn, social lunch with folk music, indoor
bowls, and many more things happening. Most activities are free,
apart from full lunches, and trips out may cost a small charge for
the use of the mini bus.
-Extra Care Housing Schemefor
Brampton. We are pleased to announce that work on the construction
of the scheme will has now begun and will be completed in
the Summer next year.
If you are interested in one of the homes, you can call Impact
Housing for details, and they will add your name to the list of
interested people and when further details are released on how to
apply for a home come out, they will send you the details.
Extra Care Housing is a valuable way to help people who in later
life wish remain independent in their own home, and provides self
contained living units with own sitting room, bedroom, kitchen,
bathroom and loo. Support services through health and social care
deliver support on site daily and there is also an onsite warden
and caretaking service. Priority will be given to people who have a
local connection, such as already living here and needing this kind
of accomodation. To find out more, contact Impact Housing
Irthing Centre Development - what is
Many of you remember the Community
Centre as the old Irthing Valley School. Being built in the 60's or
70's, sadly it is becoming a little tired, despite regular
maintianance. Plans are now underway to secure grant funding to
bring the building and facilities into the 21st Century, and of
course be more energy efficient. Over the coming months, we hope to
bring you news on our progress on a two year reinvestment programme
to redevelop the whole site in phases, and provide better
facilities for you as a community to access. For more information
you can go to the Brampton
and Beyond Community Trust website who operate the Centre
to see the full plans for the development and how it will change.
There will be no closure of services and activities, this is why we
are looking at a phased development.
On site we
A range of meeting rooms and offices for hire
by organisations, including a large main hall.
The Community Cafe can cater for meetings
and events with a delicious range of buffets or specific prepared
meals, with a range of dietry options. Where possible we follow
Children and Young People - we have a dedicated childcare
area open 5 days a week and offers free Nursery spaces for 2, 3 and
4 year olds. There is also a range of toddler groups such as Music
Makers on a Tuesday morning and breastfeeding clinics.
Young People - youth groups, activities,
information and support.
Social activities, computing support and group support eg. 50+
Learning, Arts and
Learning, Arts and Crafts activities are
primarily enjoyed in "The Hut", with others provided throughout the
Centre, including computer classes, help to start a business, or
other adult learning such as French classes. Contact us for a full
schedule of planned activites. Children are also welcome at many of
Being healthy is important to all of us, and we provide a wide
range of healthy lives activities for young and old ranging from
Zumba to Karate. Some are delivered in partnership with
trained practitioners, or as in the case of our
COPD clinin, trained health professionals.
Minibus - why not rent our mini bus?
Its available for group hire on an hourly or daily basis and seats
up to 17 peope with full disabled access.