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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. […]
October 5, 2020

Braintree Open Online Art Gallery 2020 Live!

We’re pleased to welcome you to the first Braintree Open Online Art Exhibition, with work submitted by artists in and around the Braintree area. We hope you enjoy it! The gallery can be found here on the website, or on our Facebook page. Thank you to all the artists who have shared their work with us and supported the Braintree Open Art Exhibition through these strange times. If you’d like to be kept informed of future events, you can subscribe to our art email list.
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 […]
September 13, 2020

Job Opportunity *UPDATE* 29th Sept.

*UPDATE* 29th September Thank you to all who have applied for a part time position at Braintree Community Centre. We apologise for the delay in replying to your application. As the new “Rule of Six” imposed by the Government has had a considerable impact on the number of bookings in the Centre, we have unfortunately had to place this position on hold for the moment. As soon as we are able to proceed (possibly after Christmas), we will contact you and ask if you would like us to consider your application at that time. Please note that we will be […]
August 31, 2020

Resumption of BBCA Classes

I am pleased to formally announce that our classes are resuming as from 1st September following the 5 month “Covid-19 closure”. We are opening adhering to Government guidelines with the following precautions in place: A one way entrance & exit route dependent upon where your class is located (look for signage) Sanitising stations are positioned around the building (please use them). Please wash your hands on arrival and before departure. Screens are in place at the office. Staff will be wearing visors “Signing in” and payment will take place in your room – a staff member will come to your […]
August 6, 2020

Braintree Open Online Submissions

As we were unable to go ahead with the planned exhibition this year, we are instead having our first online exhibition. The artworks will be displayed in an online gallery on our Facebook page and on the Arts Hub of our website. There are no entry fees or prizes, but we hope this will help tide our artists over to next year when we will hopefully be able to resume the usual annual “physical” exhibitions again, and will grant us the opportunity to see what everyone has been up to creatively over the past few months! Find out more and […]
July 21, 2020

Spanish Conversation

Our Spanish Conversation class with Karina will be starting again from next Thursday 30th July 7-9pm for five weeks. This will be in the hall to enable social distancing, and the number of students is limited. If you would be interested in coming along, please email us at info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk and we will let you know if there are any places left, or add you to the waiting list. Please note that we cannot allow people to turn up without pre-booking.
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 […]