January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update: January 2021

As we go back into lockdown, the Centre will remain open only to essential permitted health services. However, the office is staffed (although at reduced days) to deal with any telephone and email enquiries you may have. The BBCA Annual General Meeting 2019-20 will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm – full details on how to attend will follow soon. We wish you a happy new year!
December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: December 2020

Essex has been moved to Tier 4 as the COVID virus has been increasing. The Centre therefore remains closed for general users. The Centre is, in any case, closed until 18th January, but we believe that the area will still be restricted at that time. Come back to our website soon, to see when we are in a position to welcome back our users and groups. Special news will be announced in the New Year. In the meantime, Committee and staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a better New Year!
October 16, 2020

October 2020 Closure

Update November 2020: We are open only to permitted health and support groups, from Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am to 5pm. It may take us a little longer than usual to respond to emails and telephone messages so please bear with us – we will get back to you as soon as we can. It is with regret that we have to inform you that as Essex has moved to Tier 2 and stricter restrictions will apply, effective from tomorrow Saturday 17th October, there will be no further classes, group meetings or room hire options from Monday 19th until further notice. […]
September 23, 2020

Rule of Six – September 2020

To all users of Braintree Community Centre. Having received further guidance on the rule of six we can now share with you our updated safety measures. We are complying fully with the rule of six (following the guideleines available as of 21st September): No single gathering at the Centre can be of more than six people. Bookings that would normally have more than six attendees will be addressed on an individual basis – please contact the office to discuss how we can accommodate you while adhering to the guidelines. Face coverings must be worn at all times inside the building […]
July 17, 2020

Safety Guidelines

The Centre is now open and able to take bookings, providing they can be run safely. We would ask all hirers to please make sure you have read our COVID-19 Risk Assessment. You will also find that the booking form has some additional questions, so we have all the information we need to accommodate you and your visitors safely. All forms can be found on the hire page. Most of our weekly classes likely won’t be restarting until September or early 2021, but we will keep you updated as they start up again. If you’d like to be added to […]
June 8, 2020

Nearly on the other side…

Nearly on the other side… We hope that you are all OK and have survived the break without too many problems. There lots of places to go for help – Braintree District Council (https://www.braintree.gov.uk), Essex Map (https://www.essexmap.co.uk) etc. if you need it. The government have suggested that leisure organisations, such as Braintree Community Centre, can reopen from 1st July 2020. As the Management Committee of the Centre, we shall be taking a cautious approach to reopening from that date. Our staff have all been on furlough, so if you have been trying to contact us, please bear with us as […]
May 15, 2020

May Update

We’re taking gradual steps towards being able to reopen – safety comes first though, so we’ll be putting in place all the relevant precautions and following the guidelines. We know we won’t be back to normal for a while yet, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again when we can safely do so. For now, stay safe and take care! ????
December 2, 2019

Term Dates

As we appraoch the holidays it’s time to talk term dates! Friday 20th December will be our last day before closing for Christmas, and then we’ll be reopening in the new year on Monday 6th January.
September 19, 2019

New Prices from 28th October 2019

From Monday 28th October, new room hire and class charges will come into effect. We’ve tried to retain our current prices for as long as possible, but as costs rise we do have to increase our fees to be able to continue to offer our current standard of facilities and services. The standard class fee will be £7.50, but you can save money by taking advantage of our block booking deal which will be £40 for 6 weeks of classes. All existing hires and class block-bookings will be honoured at their current prices. We also now have two new rooms […]