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Closure to respect HM Queen Elizabeth II

The centre will be closed on Monday 19th September in respect of HM Queen Elizabeth II funeral. Classes and activities will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.


We are hiring
Weekend Book-keeping Assistant

Bedhampton Community Centre CIO is a thriving, busy and welcoming centre with activities and classes taking place every day of the week.

With a small staff group and trustees, you would be made to feel part of the team and become part of the community.

Our Weekend Book-keeping Assistant role is based solely at Bedhampton Community Centre, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. There may be occasional flexibility on times needed, but this would be no earlier than 8am or later than 6pm. We have a secure office, we use QuickBooks and full training would be provided with on-going support.

Your role would be:

- To open and close the centre, be a welcoming face, show customers around and provide a point of office contact during weekend bookings.

- To record and prepare cash ready for banking.

- To input petty cash slips into our accounting system.

- To match incoming and outgoing payments to their invoices.

- To do any other office and administrative tasks as needed including taking bookings and enquiries.

The ideal candidate will have the following Qualifications and Skills:

- Fantastic attention to detail (accuracy skills will be assessed during the interview).

- Be confident and happy working alone.

- Have provable trustworthiness and reliability.

- Be willing to learn, or ideally have prior experience with, an online accounting system.

- Have proficient and confident use of Microsoft Office on a Windows operating system.

- Have a proficient and confident use of numeracy and literacy.

- Have experience working with a wide range of people within a community.

Salary and Benefits:

- Salary is £9.90 per hour/£8,237 per year for 16 hours per week (8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday).

- Holiday is 11 days per year, plus Christmas and Easter.

- We are a dog-friendly office.

- We have on-site free parking, and free tea/coffee/squash.

To apply for this role, please write a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the job. You may also attach a CV if you think it will help your application.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 2nd September, interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th September. Please apply to

Come and Potter

Every Friday our gardening group Daisy Chain meet up for a potter, a chat and a cuppa, and they're always open to new people joining them! If you love to potter but don't have a garden, or would just like to come and garden with company, come and join us between 9.30am and 12pmish every Friday. If you have your own tools and gloves that's a bonus, but not essential. There's plenty of high pruning if you can't get on your knees. For more information, pop in on a Friday morning, or email


Rainbow Trail Week

Ahhh I'm so excited for the summer holidays! If you'd like a low-cost activity for all the family, come and join our Rainbow Trail Week from Monday 22nd-Friday 26th August. For £3 per map, you follow the clues to take you around Bedhampton to find the wooden rainbows. Once you've found all ten of the rainbows, you fill in your entry form, bring it back and you might win a prize! Do it all in one day (it takes around 2 hours) or split it up to last the week. Maps are on sale from the 1st August, but the rainbows won't be in place until the 22nd!

Family Fun Day

Put the 26th August in your diaries, it's our Family Fun Day from 10am-2pm! Full of free and low-cost activites, games, competitions and sales, there is something for everyone! There will be refreshments to buy too, and a big toy sale. As always, all money raised from this event will go back into the community centre. If you fancy coming, we've got free tickets to pick up in the foyer, just to give us a clue on how many people will come along and how many refreshments to buy!

90s and 00s Party

It's happening! 27th August, 7.30pm-11pm - Get your girl power ready, your A1 moves, because Backstreets Back (alright!) and we're ready to paaaartaaaaaay! 

Our always popular adults only party nights are back with a 90s and 00s (or is it naughties?!) night. Come in fancy dress or dress to impress, we'll have the photo booth wall ready and the drink of the night will be 90s and 00s themed! 

Tickets must be bought in advance, are £7 and are available from the office, or on

Bake Off - Cakes and Pies Round

Are you ready for the Great Bedhampton Bake Off - Cakes and Pies round? Come and join us Saturday 3rd September 10am-1pm. All ages, levels and abilities welcome, we have plenty of prizes! We're looking for cakes of all types and sweet and savoury pies for this round. All entries are £5, and your application needs to be into the office by Friday 27th August. 

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The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations
Come and join us for an afternoon of celebrations and fun in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Wednesday 8th June, 1pm-4pm. Tickets are £5 and include a royal feast, entertainment from Jennifer Parker-Lummis (from Britain's Got Talent), a special commemorative gift and all the usual fun you get from our afternoon socials! Tickets are limited to 50 in total, so be quick if you're planning to come along!

Craft sale and Cake sale
Do you have any crafts you would like to donate to a good cause? On the 6th July we're having a craft sale, and would welcome any donations you have please.

Also coming up on the 22nd June is Jo's Cake Sale - all money raised by Jo and her lovely cakes will go towards our extension fund.

Book sale

On Wednesday 25th May we're having another giant book sale 10am-1pm! (Don't worry, the books are normal size!) Come along and grab a bargain, books from 10p to £1. This is one of Rita's sales so guaranteed to be a good one! All money raised will go towards our extension fund.

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Plant Swap and Sale 10am-3pm on 24th September All money raised to Macmillan Cancer Suppor

Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bedhampton Community Centre CIO (charity number 1177531) and whose registered address is 21 Bedhampton Road, Bedhampton, Hampshire, PO9 3ES will be held:

at the lounge, Bedhampton Community Centre and online via Zoom
on Thursday 10th February 2022
at 5.30pm

Copies of the minutes of last years AGM are available via, as is the Zoom link to join. At the AGM, all members are entitled to vote, and will be asked to consider and vote on the following resolutions below.  Please note that Resolutions shall be proposed as ordinary resolutions.  

1.    The re-election of trustees
2.    The appointment of an inspector of the accounts
Any other business must be noted in advance, and RSVP for in-person tickets must be at the office by 27th January.
By order of the Trustees
Mike Sellis

Christmas Is Coming

We have some exciting events coming up ready to celebrate the festive season.

On Saturday 4th December we have our biggest tabletop sale of the year, 10am-12pm, this is a great chance to get some Christmas shopping sorted.

Wednesday 15th December is a full day of festivities, starting with our coffee morning where local school children are coming to sing some Christmas songs for us, come along from 10am. Then from 1pm - 3pm our Wednesday Social will be all things Christmassy! Our Christmas Raffle is also being drawn on this day, so get your tickets in advance, £1 a strip! Come and join us for a little party afternoon, remember to get your free tickets in advance.

We are closed from the 24th-27th December, with kid's club starting on the 28th. 

Have a safe, calm and cosy Christmas all!

It's Halloweeeeee'en!

Come and join us for an afternoon of free fun at our Halloween themed Wednesday social on 27th October, 1pm-3pm in the main hall. There will be crafts and activities for all ages, and it's always a lovely crowd at the weekly Wednesday Social. A free lunch of sandwiches, crisps, cake and drinks is provided if you pick up a ticket from the office before Tuesday 26th October. Come and join us for a spooky afternoon!


Great Big Green Week is taking place between 18th-26th September across Havant, and here at the centre we're having a Plant Swap and Sale on Friday 24th, 10am-3pm

We have our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday 22nd, and our Wednesday Social in the afternoon, so there will be plenty of cake that week too! All money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bring along your plants and flowers, and swap or drop some pennies in the donation pot!
See what else is going on across the week in Havant at

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Choose Life, Choose
80s Party Night!

Yessss, we're finally back with our party nights! 23rd October 7.30pm-11pm we have our always popular party nights back with an 80s theme! Tickets are £7 per person available by email or from the office, fancy dress encouraged!

Go with the Flow

Due to popular demand (and all of our classes being full) we have started 4 new yoga classes!
Mondays and Thursdays we have Hatha and Vinyasa Flow with Jo, and also Thursdays we have Yoga for All with Jennie. They all currently have spaces on them, so visit our 'Whats On' page to get their contact details and get booked on!



We are looking for volunteer Trustees to join our friendly Trustee team.
Our Trustees support and guide the direction the centre is going in, by listening to our members views and those of the local community. Meeting 8 times a year and attending the AGM, you will receive a monthly report about what has been happening at the centre and what is due to happen. You are more than welcome and encouraged to pop in to meet with members and the local community, but that is not essential.
In particular, we are looking for people with experience in chairing, building and construction, finance, and community work, but we are also welcoming to all experiences. This opportunity is open to all adults over the age of 18, with no upper age limit.
For an informal chat about the roles, please email

We had a lovely thank you party for our


We have a few tickets left for our 1-day first aid course run by the British Red Cross on the 28th January, 10am-1.30pm. Each ticket is £43 available from

Our shop is now open! We have a lovely range of logo items for sale, and will soon be adding our activity boxes and ticketed events! We're so pleased with the quality (thank you Witterings Print Worx) and of course we need to thank Dan McCabe again, who designed our logo back in 2018!

Click on the link below to order and pay, order over on Facebook, or pop in and see us!

A 'million' thank yous!

We had a thank you event for our amazing volunteers, who without them giving the time and skills they do, we wouldn't be able to run such an amazing, friendly, varied programme of activities! We had lunch, quizzes, and plenty of time for chat and catch-ups! It was so lovely to see everyone and all went away with a bag full of millions sweets, just to say thank you again!

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