SNODLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE & COVID-19: throughout the pandemic, a cautious approach has been adopted by the Community Association in a concerted effort to keep users and staff as safe as possible. Although the government has announced a relaxation of rules from 19th July, a strict protocol will still be in place at the community centre for the foreseeable future.

Regular users are used to this protocol and will continue to sanitise their hands on entry, as well as sanitise any furniture, equipment or contact points that they employ during their hire. Track & Trace or the NHS App will also remain in place.

From late July, one-off events such as parties will also be allowed for the first time for over a year. However, neither hall will be operating at its official capacity until 2022 at the earliest  with the main hall being limited to 100 and the Paddlesworth Rooms to 50. For some events, security will be employed to ensure that these figures are adhered to.

The organisers of one-off events will be expected to encourage their guests to act responsibly so that they keep themselves and others safe. Again, all guests will be expected to sign in for Track & Trace or to use the NHS App. To minimise the danger of covid, they should act sensibly, spreading themselves  around the hall rather than congregating in clusters and wearing masks where it is thought appropriate.

Guests will be discouraged from congregating around the bar area and it is suggested that one person from each table be designated to get the drinks for each table to minimise queuing at the bar. A table will be available where used glasses and empty bottles can be placed.

At the end of the event, as has always been the case, hirers will be expected to sweep the floors and clean the tables in preparation for a deeper cleaner later.

In this cautious way, we hope to get the community centre slowly back to some form of normality, while ensuring that we all stay safe. 

SNODLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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The booking number is 07714998127. 

If there is no reply, please leave a text, stating your requirements and your email address if you have one and we shall get back shortly after.

 

Alternatively, send an email toinfo@snodlandcommunitycentre.org

Welcome

to the home page of  Snodland Community Association, the organisation that runs the Community Centre in Snodland.

Over the next few pages, you will find out about how the community centre serves Snodland and its neighbouring area.

Whether you’re keen to join one of the many clubs that operate from its premises, attend one of our events, or are interested in hiring the facilities for an event of your choice, we hope you will find what you are looking for.

Any questions, please get in contact!

If you are interested in making a booking, then get in contact with us on  07714998127 or if you prefer you can email us on: info@snodlandcommunitycentre.org.  We shall only be too pleased to get back to you.

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Exciting things have been happening at the community centre and after a wait of some 30 years the Centre has been extended. For further details of how the Centre is now even bigger and better, click on our ABOUT page.                               

Many thanks to those who have helped us achieve our objective. A special thanks to Andrea, who held a special Zumba Marathon, which raised a welcome £500 for our funds. Also, to the Shortmat Bowls club, who have operated from the Centre from the day it opened in 1987 and kindly DSC02750-001donated the proceeds of their special charity day on Easter Monday to the Association. A cheque for £819, which is seen being presented to Dilys Crook, the Association’s chairperson, will prove very useful when equipping the new facilities. Finally, grateful thanks are due to Vince and Joan O’Connell for their kind donation of £100 on behalf of Saracens Gym.

The Association is always looking at ways to make the Community Centre better and to involve the community more in what it tries to achieve.

It was great therefore to receive the news that Kestrel Home Improvements – a company new to the High Street in Snodland – was willing to help us improve some of the windows facing Potyns Field by donating five new windows.

Thanks are due to all involved with Kestrel, especially Mark Ramsey (pictured below with former vice-chairman Chris Howick), who helped organise this very welcome gift and the two fitters, who went about their work with their customary good humour and efficiency.

The booking number is 07714998127. 

 

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