Want to Make a difference?
Want to strengthen and grow community facilities in South Brent?
The Old School Centre is on the lookout for Trustees to help us in our work at the Old School Centre. There is an increasing need to have strong local facilities and services in South Brent – and becoming a Trustee at the Old School is a very effective way of supporting a thriving village. We host a range of facilities at the Centre and are looking at how we work with, and support, other organisations in and around South Brent. This is a real chance to make a difference for your local community.
If you would likew to discuss this please join us for a drinks , snacks and a discussion ahead of our Annual General Meeting.
Alternatively call Ross (01364 73665) or Mike (01364 72559) if you want some background on what the role involves and how you can get involved.
Sunday 19 January 2020 (postponed from last year): Breakfast Café from 9.30-12.00pm in the Old School Community Centre organised by South Brent Refugee Support Network.
The money raised will go to Kitrinos Healthcare at Moira Refugee Camp on Lesvos Island where volunteers provide mobile and static medical care to refugees trapped in Greece and here Liz Sheldon, who lives in South Brent, spent 6 months last year volunteering.
Expect the usual good food, local music and South Brent company.
Are you wanting to Reuse or Recycle or Repurpose some clothing, bric-a-brac or unwanted Christmas presents? Come to the Reuse-Recycle Jumble Sale. Fund-raiser for climate change causes. Refreshments café.
Donations of items can be dropped off at the Old School at 8pm the previous evening or taken earlier to ‘Laurel Bank’, Totnes Road, South Brent.
Volunteers needed to help before, during and after the Jumble Sale .
For further information contact: Caroline Lakin on 0792 6078189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Brent & District Caring’s monthly next Quiz Night will be on Thursday 7th November 2019 from 8:00-9:30pm
The legendary Graham Jordan will be the Quizmaster.
Come as a team of no more than six people, or join up with others on the night to make up a team.
All proceeds to South Brent & District Caring.
Regular activities in the Centre
On this page you will find details of Activities, social and other, that are not classes but take place on a regular basis
For details of a wide range of Regular Classes held in the Centre, including subjects such as Art, Dance, Spanish and Health &Fitness, click HERE
Ongoing activities currently being offered by South Brent & District Caring are ….
Lunch Club : click here for dates
Coffee Morning : click here for dates
Memory Cafe : click here for dates
Foot Care Clinic : click here for dates
A wide range of other activities take place in the Centre organised by local organisations and individuals. To check which room in the Centre and the days/times they take place click HERE to view the Centre’s “Whats On” diary or use contact details below.
WI – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 19:30 – 21:30. Contact : Mary Shepherd 01364 700288
Brent Singers – Monday (term time), 19:30 – 21:30. Contact https://www.brentsingers.org.uk/contact
Spinning Tots – Friday 9:45 – 10:45 (term time). Contact Judith Richards email@example.com
Nurture Mothers & Babies 3rd trimester to crawling – Every other Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00. Contact Emma firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949334003
Book Group – 2nd Thursday of the month, 19:30 – 21:00. Contact Letitia Woolacott 07824 556 777 or email@example.com for further information
South Brent Archive – Every other Monday from 2-5pm in the Beacon Room. Contact Steph, the Volunteer Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01364 644978
Recorder Club – Wednesday 9:45-11:15. Contact Sally MacIver 01364 72834
General events in and around South Brent
The most comprehensive list of What’s on in South Brent (opens as a PDF)
Some event posters from the past
To give you a taste of what goes on in our Centre
As well as a Self Service Coffee Bar located in the heart of the Centre, Parking for 20 cars and 4 bikes we can offer …
In 2018 the Old School Community Centre celebrated 20 years of having been saved for the community of South Brent and grown into a most invaluable and much loved Centre.…
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Company Information In 2010 the Old School Trustees decided to form a Company Limited by Guarantee on the advice of funders. A new set of article were drawn up and…
Find out where we are in South Brent and how to access the Centre on foot, by bike, car or bus.
click here to see upcoming events
For other information about the Old School Centre …Charitable Aims…Future Plans..Trustees..Members and Friends…and, our Partners, Financial Supporters and the story of the Community Centre, click on MORE.
More information AGM minutes Annual Report and Accounts Our Policies The Charity has clear aims to provide facilities and activities for all. To ensure we do so without discrimination…
We have three rooms that can be booked: the Hall, Aune Room and Beacon Room.
A variety of classes including art, dance, languages, health & fitness and IT are held in the Centre……
Computers, photocopier, projector, laminator, guillotine etc.
Upcoming and past events in the Centre……other events in and around Brent….
Books, DVDs – open Mon to Fri: 10-12 and 2-4 (pm term time only) + Sat: 10-12
Activities, social and other, that are not classes but take place on a regular basis…weekly, monthly or less frequently….run by various organisations, groups and individuals
Open to members 6:30 – 21:30 every day. £10/£12 a month (less if paid by Direct Debit or annually).
Wednesday 9 to 1 ~ Friday 9 to 12 ~ Saturday 9 to 12
A mobile Lloyds Bank will be in the car park of the Community Centre during these opening times…. ♦ Monday 9:45 to 11:15 am ♦ Thursday 2:00 to 3:30pm
An Open Access Community Hub, with parking. Ideal for Meetings, Talks, Music, Parties, Exhibitions and Fundraising Events.
The Corridor Gallery is an ongoing exhibition of artwork from the local community which can include paintings and drawings in various mediums, photographs and a wide variety of crafts. The…
Volunteers can help with befriending, prescription collection, transport, shopping, gardening etc.
Mon – Fri for children at South Brent Primary School..7:50am until school time & 3:15pm-6:00pm – a happy, stimulating environment allows all our children to feel safe, secure & confident.
Free hire of two bikes for for up to one week for residents of South Brent ….call Penny on 01364 72128 for more information.
South Brent Archive: Opening Times and Dates 2019 …..Every other Monday from 2-5pm
We have three rooms in the Centre that can be booked for meetings, training courses, classes, private parties and other events.
‘Airband’ Wi-Fi is freely available throughout the Centre (no password required). Equipment available includes Projector and screen, CD Player, Bluetooth speaker and microphone, Flip Chart and a self-service Coffee Bar. For full details see our Equipment page.
Whats On – View existing bookings
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Make a Booking Request
Click on weekly or monthly above and then click the in the day you want to book – OR click here to send us a request by email
The Hall has a sprung pine floor and an upright piano. This room measures 9.7 x 6.8m = 66m² and is best suited to functions of up to 100 people, be this birthday parties, choir practice, dancing or a fundraising event.
Folding tables and fabric covered chairs can be made available for this space. The Hall has connecting doors to the Aune room.
The Aune Room
The Aune Room is a more comfortable space measuring 6.6 x 5.7m = 37.5m² and is ideal for groups of up to 20 people or can be laid out in a conference style for an Annual General Meeting to accommodate 40 people.
It has 8 folding tables with 10 chairs. More chairs are available just outside the room.
The Beacon Room
A quieter room with excellent northern light. It measures 6.2 x 5.3m = 33.5m². This room is suitable for meeting or classes of between 10 and 16 people. It is laid out in a classroom style, but can be reconfigured to suit your needs.
|Resource||Charitable or |
Not for profit
|Commercial or Statutory
or Private Parties
|Hall||£6.50 / hour||£8.50 / hour
|Aune Room||£5.50 / hour||£8.50 / hour|
|Beacon Room||£5.50 / hour||£8.50 / hour|
|Hall + Aune room||£11.00 / hour||£15.00 / hour|
|Whole Centre||£16.00 / hour||£20.00 / hour|
|Data projector||no charge||£1.00 / session|
|Portable PA||£3 session / £3 per day||£5 session / £5 per day|
|Laptop||no charge||£1.00 / session|
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