May 11, 2021

Welcome Back! – May 2021 Update

Hello and welcome back to our world! Our website is now being updated with the new classes and activities we are offering coming out of the lockdowns of the last 12 months! We expect most of our groups and classes to start again from mid-June onwards (assuming no changes with the roadmap out of lockdown).  Most of our tutors will been working through the summer holiday this year, rather than stopping for a break the way we normally do. Lots of you are keen to come back and not have to stop within a short time and then wait again […]
January 7, 2021

BBCA AGM 2019-20

Reports now available here: BBCA AGM 2019-20 Reports If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at     The BBCA Annual General Meeting for the year April 2019 to March 2020 will be held over Zoom on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm. All Users of the Centre (students, tutors, hirers etc.) are welcome to attend. Please note that this meeting will be held on Zoom only. Please notify if you wish to receive an invitation. Please check your access in advance, so as to allow the meeting to start promptly at 7.30pm. […]
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!
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 (, Essex Map ( 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! ????
March 18, 2020

Temporary Closure after 20th March

The Centre will be temporarily closing after Friday 20th March for the time being, in accordance with the government’s advice to self-isolate where possible. We may consider the possibility of limited openings later, but will keep you informed of any changes to the situation. We look forward to seeing you all again once we reopen!
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update 2

After Boris Johnson on 16th March : Reduced social contact Would users please note that the Centre will be remaining open this week and we expect it to be open next week, as some users have confirmed that they are attending. Further information will be posted as events unfold over the next few days. Please check with your organiser or tutor and watch our Facebook or telephone 01376 323280 for information about classes.
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update 1

The Centre expects to have to close for some period during May, based on current information.   We will keep you informed. As far as possible, we will remain open in order to avoid inconveniencing anybody who needs to use our facilities. We do, of course, ask that anyone who is not feeling well does not come into the Centre. We also ask that everybody who comes in does immediately wash their hands thoroughly; and suggest that users wash their hands before they leave. We will be using anti virus wipes and doing extra cleaning to help reduce the possibility […]
April 17, 2019

AGM & Users Meeting – New Date

All tutors, organisations and users are invited to our AGM & Users Meeting on Friday 1st November 2019, 7.00pm This is an opportunity for you to provide us with your opinions, comments and suggestions to help us to improve. If you have any particular topics you’d like discussed at the Users Meeting, please inform us beforehand so they can be added to the Agenda.  


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