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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!
December 21, 2020

Basking Babies

We’re happy to be welcoming Carla from Basking Babies to the Centre next year, who will be delivering Baby Massage and Baby Yoga sessions. She’s even offering a special discount! See the details below from Carla and visit the Basking Babies website to book.   I am very excited to be bringing the magic of Basking Babies Baby Massage and Baby Yoga to The Braintree Community Centre in 2021! As a special offer please enter code: BCC10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount off of any classes booked with me in 2021! Baby Massage is designed to soothe and […]
December 17, 2020

Open Online Art Exhibition 2021 Submissions

The Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition is returning in 2021! Artists working in any media are welcomed and entries are completely FREE! Find out more and submit your work here: Check out the 2020 Online Open here:
November 8, 2020

Virtual Craft Market

Announcing our first Virtual Craft Market! Please join the group and invite your friends: Browse and buy a range of handmade items and craft supplies from local independent sellers, over the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. If you’d be interested in selling at the market, all the information you need and an online application form can be found here: