Latest News

June 14, 2021

New Classes Starting Soon!

We’re pleased to announce that we will have several new classes available as the Centre fully opens again over the next few weeks, including a new sewing group, watercolour painting, pilates, yoga, and Italian. The full list of what’s on offer can be found on the Our Classes page. If you think you might be interested in a class you can register your interest from that page and someone will get back to you with more details about start dates etc. as they become available. Remember your first session in any of our classes is free of charge, so you […]
May 13, 2021

Community Heroes Plaque

The Community Heroes Plaque was established by the former Braintree Chamber of Trade and Commerce, in memory of members of the community who have given great service to our community: David East, George Shiffner, David Posee, Jean Stock, Ken Few, and Ann Rolls We are now seeking nominations as the Plaque is being renovated and erected on the outside of Braintree Community Centre. Whilst there are some already agreed additions, we are seeking to identify other community minded people whose name should be included. We welcome suggestions from anyone for anybody that lived locally and made a strong contribution in […]
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 […]
April 10, 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Queen and the whole of the Royal family upon the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. May he rest in peace.
February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update: February 2021

The Centre is planning to reopen formally from June 21st 2021 – we are pleased that with the announcement of the Govt. “Roadmap” we can plan for the Centre to reopen to full and Covid-secure functioning. There will be more information forthcoming – please watch this space!
February 14, 2021

Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to our second online exhibition, coming to you virtually while we remain in lockdown. Thank you to all the artists who have taken part, familiar and new, for helping us put on a show twice as big as our first virtual exhibition last year. Over 100 artworks from Braintree and beyond! View the exhibition here on the website, or on Facebook.
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!
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!