The Colliers Wood Community Centre is a great local resource for all the community. Many local groups run activities at the Community centre which you can see below. The community centre is a local charity, so all hire fees go towards the continued running of the centre. Call on 020 8543 6470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book the hall or find out more.
Roadmap out of lockdown – the community centre will be reopening for activities as follows :
From 12 April 2021
Open for all children’s activities
Indoor Parent & Children groups (up to 15 parents)
All subject to Covid-19 rules
From 17 May 2021
Organised indoor sport (adult)
This includes Keep fit and Dance.
All subject to Covid-19 rules
From 21 June
All activities can return.
All subject to review
Activities held at the community centre
AFTERNOON WHIST DRIVE
This group meets once a week on a Monday afternoon, 1.45 to 4pm, to play whist and socialise.
ACTING FOR ADULTS
This group meets every Tuesday from 6.45 to 7.45 pm. Come and join the fun for a creative hour of drama with like minded individuals.
This group meets on Sundays from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. This diverse group is open to all ages and abilities.
This group meets on Thursday evenings, 8.15 to 9.30pm and has a tutor to teach all abilities.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASS
This group meets once a week on a Sunday from 5 to 10pm and has a tutor to teach ballroom dancing to beginners, intermediate and the advanced.
CHILDMINDERS SUPPORT GROUP
This group meets on Tuesday mornings 9 to12.30 pm and Thursday afternoons 12 noon to 6 pm, offering support to childminders. It gives the children, in their care, an opportunity to socialise with other children and play in a safe environment.
The climbing wall is used by user groups and open to the public by prior arrangement, when people of all ages and abilities can have a go.
COLLIERS WOOD ART GROUP
This group meets on Monday afternoons from 2 to 4pm. This is a small intimate group, with some 12 artists coming together in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere to share their knowledge and improve their skills.
COLLIERS WOOD UKULELE ORCHESTRA
This group meets on Thursday evenings from 8.30 to 10.30 pm, to practice for their concert shows, which they perform at various local functions and charity events.
EVERY WEDNESDAY CLUB
This group meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30pm, to meet old friends and make new ones, have a cup of tea and a biscuit and play bingo. They have Bring and Buy Sales and Raffles during the year to raise funds.
FUNTIME BABY AND TODDLER GROUP
This Baby and Toddler group meets on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, providing a safe and welcoming venue for local parents and their children to meet socially, share knowledge and ideas, and work together to provide learning opportunities for the many babies and toddlers who attend.
This groups main focus is on bringing people together. They meet every Friday for Health and Well Being Sessions from 3 – 7 pm. They have tried their hand at Line Dancing, Aerobics, Polynesian Dancing, African Drum Workshops and Folk Dancing. They have a separate session on a Wednesday for yogalates.
LADIES KEEP FIT
They meet once a week on Tuesday evenings, 8 to 9pm, with a regular group of active members. The session is adaptable to suit all levels of fitness and has members of all ages.
MODERN JAZZ DANCE
This group meets for beginners and intermediate 8 to 9pm, intermediate and advanced 9 to 10pm every Monday.
This group meets most Monday mornings, from 9.30am to 1pm. They enjoy a keep fit session, and social interaction; a cooked lunch is partly prepared on the premises. They regularly invite visitors to take part in their various festivals.
POLISH FAMILIES ASSOCIATION
• Fruity Fridays, Baby and Toddler Group – 10 to 12 noon
• Art, Craft and Sensory Play 1 to 3 year old – Monday 10 to 11.30 am
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB
Meet once a week on a Wednesday night from 7.45 to 10pm for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socialising.
SOUTH LONDON TAMIL WELFARE GROUP
Little Tigers Karate Class on Sundays from 10am to 1pm. This is open to all children and young people.
TAP DANCING FOR ADULTS
This group meets weekly on a Wednesday from 7.30 to 9.30pm. It is a small group with those attending having a good time with enough space for them to practice.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
This group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1.45 to 4pm, to dance, socialise, have a cup of tea, meet old friends and of course make new ones.
U3A PAINTING AND SKETCHING WORKSHOP
This group meets alternate Thursday afternoons. It gives artists the opportunity to practice working in a style they know and to try a method unknown to them.
U3A SCIENCE GROUP
This group meets 4-weekly on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Meetings are based around an illustrated talk with contributions, questions etc from the audience.
U3A SPEAKING AND DEBATING
Meeting once a fortnight on Thursdays from 2 to 4pm this group has two aims and activities; Firstly, to build confidence in standing up and speaking to a small group and secondly to improve debating skills.
U3A TABLE TENNIS WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
(The University of the Third Age) this group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9 to 11.30am and Fridays 3 to 5 pm.
UNISON RETIRED MEMBERS
This group gets together on the first Friday of the month from 1 to 4pm, to meet old friends, make new ones, socialise and arrange regular outings. They have quizzes, raffles, Bring and Buy Sales and catch up on events over a cup of tea. They regularly have visiting Speakers, who cover a wide range of interesting topics.
This group accommodates four age groups (0 to 5 year olds on Wednesdays, 6 to 9 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds on Thursdays and 10 to 12 year olds on Mondays). The organisation encourages social change in children and young people and at its weekly sessions offers a programme including drama, arts, crafts and co-operative games, to name but a few. The young people go camping in the better weather and often get together to go ice-skating or take trips to museums.
PUBLIC MEETINGS, WEDDINGS AND ANNIVERSARIES
The hall is made available for a number of public meetings held in the evenings. Local residents/tenants groups took this up, the local council for neighbourhood meetings, planning consultations and policing and safety issues. Merton Seniors Forum have made use of the Centre. On Saturdays the building was available to the local community for weddings and anniversaries.
THANKS TO OUR MAJOR DONORS
London Borough of Merton
Colliers Wood Surgery
Gibbs Estate Agents
Burge and Gunson
The Co-op Local Communities Fund
Call on 020 8543 6470 or email email@example.com to book or find out more.