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September 25, 2021


Adminstator The Centre is looking for a part time administrator for one or two sessions a week, with the option of additional sessions in the future.  At least one session will be an evening session. The person needs to be friendly, helpful, have some computing skills and some flexibility as to when they can work. We expect that the person will live fairly close the Centre and have their own transport as some bookings do not finish until 10pm.   Steward The Centre is also looking for a steward who will be able to move furniture around in a tight […]
September 18, 2021

Reopening Event 18th September 2021

July 21, 2021

Braintree Community Centre Reopening Event

The Community Centre are having an event to officially re-open, to “receive” the new apple tree from Dolphin WI, and for the re-dedication of the Community Heroes Plaque (previously located in George Yard). The Chair of Braintree District Council, Cllr. Sue Wilson, has accepted the invitation to come to represent the community at the event and to accept the Centre’s thanks for the local Community Grants they have recently received. Saturday 18th September 2021, 12pm to 3pm. Free tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here:
June 14, 2021

New Classes Starting Soon!

Our classes have started back, but are on a staggered start with some not returning until September. Do register your interest because classes are beginning to fill and first registered will be offered early chances to join in. Further classes are going to be added as they develop, so do keep an eye on the classes page!   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 […]
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.