Given the vagaries of the British weather it is hard to predict when summer will finally end, with luck it may linger for weeks. However in terms of the Community Centre calendar, the autumn season now begins with the return of the full range of clubs and activities.
But first, just a word on the building works. Those of you with extraordinary memories may recall that the work was to take 8 weeks but, as often happens, this has period has had to be extended. The potential problem was the strength of the steel beams that are needed to support the weight of the folding doors. There was an anxious wait until a structural engineer pronounced that the existing beams were sufficient (a sigh of relief was heard from the Treasurer!) and the doors could be safely ordered. They will be the last thing to go in. The fridges and glass-washer need fitting into the bar and the work surfaces stained. The chairs, tables, curtains and blinds have been ordered. The disabled loo has all its fittings – though not yet the frosted covering to the lower window! Changes to the siting of the bin-store and new ramps to the rear doors have made access much easier, whether for wheelchair users of theatre companies bringing in equipment.
When all is ready there will be a number of informal 'open events' to allow as many people as possible to come in and see what has been achieved. There will be a formal celebration later when representatives of all user groups, the grant providers and local people will be able to raise a glass to the future.
As well as the start of such regular activities as Toddlers, Wednesday Club, Rucks of Fun and Mah Jongg, there will be the return of 3 welcome events:
Friday 23rd – Family Film Night
6.00 pm – The Secret Lives of Pets. Cert U
8.00 pm – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Cert 15
I am delighted to say that prices remain the same – £3 for children and £4 for adults in the earlier show and £5 per ticket for the later show. Tickets from the Post Office or on the door.
Friday 30th Autumn Table Top Quiz
7,00pm for a 7.30pm start. The usual frustrating mix of questions, Dingbats, prizes and raffle. £3 entry on the door.
Saturday 29th October Cheshire Rural Touring Arts -
7.30pm "Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London". Tickets:£10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts