Friday, 28 April 2017

Can we fix it?

The community centre building is over twenty years old now, and as time passes, parts of the building need a little love. Over the past five years the committee has successfully fundraised to install new flooring and a new kitchen at the centre.

Under the conditions of our lease with Bristol City Council, the volunteer committee is responsible for the upkeep of the building. We also of course want to provide the best possible facilities for local residents. The committee has identified a couple of areas that we want to work on:

  • New double-glazed windows and fire doors in the main hall. This would improve security and hopefully reduce our energy bills.
  • More energy efficient lighting throughout the building.
  • Replacing the fence between us and the park with a low fence and widening the back gate. We would like to make this a really welcoming entrance to the community centre.
All these things cost money, and we are busy with a fundraising plan to pay for the work. We believe that St George needs places like the community centre, which is home to many groups and classes, as well as being a venue for community events and family celebrations. Hundreds of local residents use the centre every week.

If you would like to get involved in fundraising, or you have expertise you would like to share, please get in touch. Email or contact us through our Facebook page.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Join us in the garden on 18 June

We're delighted to say that we've been awarded a Wellbeing Grant from St George Neighbourhood Partnership. As part of the project we're running a programme of free community events to encourage local residents to get gardening.

The first event is a Working Party as part of Big Green Week on Saturday 18 June from 2.30 to 4.30pm. There are lots of jobs to get involved in, including clearing weeds, painting the fence plus plenty of planting to get us ready for St George in Bloom.

We will provide tools and gloves, plus plenty of tea and cake for the gardeners. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Out in the Garden

We're delighted to welcome Liz Clough to the team at St George Community Centre. Liz has a wealth of experience in gardening and is currently studying with RHS. She's also got a great background in community events.

We'll have some events coming up later in the summer for you to really get your hands dirty, and help us breathe new life into this slightly neglected corner of St George.

We've also started a crowdfunder campaign. All donations are really gratefully received, please click here to donate. All money raised will help us pay for tools and plants.

We're also on the look-out for any tools that you might have lurking at the back of a shed. If you don't use them any more, please get in touch and we will put them to very good use.

Look forward to seeing you out in the garden soon!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Garden Project Worker - UPDATE

The closing date for this position has now passed. We're delighted to say that we've had an excellent response, with a really strong selection of candidates. The committee is currently shortlisting and we will be in touch in the next couple of days to arrange interviews. We plan to hold interviews on Sunday 17 April. Thank you!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Regular hire slot available

We're excited to say that we now have a regular hire slot available on Monday mornings. This is a rare opportunity as our timetable is very busy!

We would love to welcome a new group or class on Monday mornings, so please get in touch to find out more. Contact our Coordinator Jo Drummond on or 07757 319582 to discuss hire rates or arrange a visit.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Annual General Meeting

St George Community Association Ltd is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 7.30pm. We will be presenting our annual report and accounts. This meeting is open to the whole community, and gives you a chance to be involved in how we run the centre.

It also just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the centre opening, so do come come and celebrate our birthday with us with a glass of fizz and a slice of cake. Maybe we'll come up with a few ideas for the next 20 years!