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Welcome to Brampton Community Centre in

Summer 2015



Bit of a damp summer, but there is still a warm (and dry!) welcome here at the Centre.

Get involved

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 business. 

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 Board. 

All residents of the wide area surrounding Brampton can become a member of the Trust, and any Trust Member can be
nominated to become a Trustee. 

A formal notification of the AGM and the
procedure for making Trustee nominations will be issued to Members in September. 

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 area.

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:


Hot meals, light lunches, refreshments available weekdays from 9am.
Community Meals from £4


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Remember Meals on Wheels?

Now you can have a hot meal delivered direct to your door by one of our volunteers.

2 courses delivered £4.50 Single course £3.70
Vegetarian option available

To register for a meal call Fiona on 016977 45023


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
we re-open?

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 directly.


Irthing Centre Development - what is it?

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 have...

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 Fairtrade principles. 

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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.

Older People

Social activities, computing support and group support eg. 50+ Forum.

Learning, Arts and Crafts

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 these activities.

Health and Wellbeing

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.