Community Centre NEWS ........

AGM - Monday 31st January @ 7pm by Zoom
All welcome - for Zoom details please email


We are now open for all regular users.

The Government decided to enter Step 4 of the road map on Monday July 19th, when many of the control measures ceased to be a legal requirement. However. the Government strongly advised that we all take personal responsibility and continue to act in a cautious manner. In addition, Cheshire West & Chester Council advised that infection rates in the local area remained very high and asked residents to maintain the good practices that have helped to reduce the spread of the virus, especially when in close contact with others.

Prior to Step 4, we opened for those regular hirers who were allowed to operate but COVID restrictions resulted in significant changes to normal operation and a set of supplemental terms and conditions. Three key measures have now been removed :

  • the need for an agreed COVID-19 risk assessment
  • the 10 ft x 10 ft “box” which was assigned for each person in an exercise class
  • closure of the Committee room and AM room – both will now reopen as will the kitchens.

However, some of the other measures remain in place as recommendations from the TCC Committee :

a)  Please continue with all the basic measures such as hand washing, use of tissues when required
. . . and of course, do not attend if you have symptoms or feel unwell
b)  We will continue to provide hand sanitiser and recommend that all people use it
c)  We request that convenors / class leaders sanitise key touch points before and after their session, using the materials provided.
. . . (Key touch points include door and window handles, light switches)
d)  We recommend that windows and doors are opened to maximise ventilation
e)  Social distancing and the wearing of masks – the convenor / class leader should make the decision but we strongly recommend a cautious approach, especially in confined spaces and more crowded rooms
f)  Room capacities are normally based on fire regulations but users may decide to operate with a lower limit to make their group feel more comfortable
g)  Track & trace continues to be an important tool to fight the pandemic - please ensure an attendance record is maintained
. . QR codes are still in place in the Main hall & Craven room - please maintain written record for two smaller rooms
. . Contact NHS track & trace and email the community the event of anybody testing positive for COVID-19.

During the pandemic, the Trustees completed their own risk assessment, a Trustees' procedure and a procedure that had to
be followed by users, These documents are still available to view in "COVID-19 Related Documents" on the "Certs" tab.

Tarporley Big Weekend 10-12 September 2021

For full details please see the TarpFest website or the Tarporley Big Weekend Facebok page

After two summers in lockdown, with two Rotary Carnivals and two TarpFests cancelled, we are delighted to announce
that several community organisations are joining forces in Tarporley for one Big Weekend!

Tarporley Rotary Club, Team TarpFest, Tarporley Parish Council, Tarporley 41 Club and Tarporley Community Centre are working together on a range of events over the weekend of 10 th to 12 th September, or as we like to call it, Tarporley Big Weekend.

Tarporley residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a plethora of activities, with something for everyone. Music, sport,
leisure, food, drink, art and crafts, movies, photography, and fun are all on the agenda.

A Film Night Double Bill with a bar and snacks starts the weekend off in the Community Centre, whilst a ticketed
private viewing at The Swan will see the official launch of the Art Trail in the Tarporley room at The Swan.

Tarporley & District Community Centre and Recreation Ground Charity

Tarporley & District Community Centre and Recreation Ground is an important local facility managed by a committee of trustees
under a governing document dated 1994. The trustees have been considering updating its governance and becoming a charity
with corporate status, as allowed for by the Charities Act 2011.

As the facilities are provided for public benefit the trustees feel it is important that people understand what is planned, which is to change the charity’s structure from an unincorporated association to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) as approved
by the Charity Commission. The constitution would be similar, with some trustees being elected at the AGM and some nominated
by user groups as is provided for now.

“The trustees hope this will make it easier to recruit new trustees, as incorporation provides limited liability for trustees, and it will
enable the charity to hold property and enter into contracts in its own name,” says Linda Martin, Chair of the trustees.

The trustees are hereby giving local residents the opportunity to make representations about the proposed change of legal status.
If you wish to make any representations please send them to Mrs. Linda Martin, Chair of the trustees at : by 17th April 2021.

The trustees are being assisted by the charity Cheshire Community Action, which provides an advisory service for village and community halls in Cheshire and is part of the ACRE Network.

For further information please contact Mrs Linda Martin, details above.

First Large COVID Secure Meeting

The Arts Society Tarporley held the first large "Covid secure" meeting in Tarporley Community Centre today, 10Sep20. The
above photos show the empty hall with the socially distanced seating and approx 50** society members enjoying the presentation
by Bertie Pierce. The outgoing President of the Society Freda Markham said "We are delighted to be back in the Community
Centre and appreciate the building improvements and all the steps taken by the Trustees to make the building Covid secure". Management Committee member Angela Yeates said "We are delighted with the new roof, the ladies and accessible toilets and
the acoustics improvements. To make the building COVID secure we have followed ACRE Village Hall guidelines including
a risk assessment, and procedures for Trustee and Users. We have purchased additional hard seat chairs, installed sanitiser
stations, signage and towel dispensers. Many users have returned already, and we look forward to welcoming others.

** Tier 2 restrictions have since reduced the capacity to 44 including the speaker
but such meetings cannot be held in Tier 4


Wildflower Area

Thanks to a £250 grant from Councillor
Eveleigh Moore Dutton, two Community
Centre Committee members have made
good progress in turning the strip of ground
between the field path and Churchill Drive into
a small wildflower meadow.. The grass and
weeds were treated with weedkiller and the
area rotivated prior to sowing with wild flower
seed and planting some donated plants.

A projector screen and 2 whiteboards

have been installed in the Committee room to
enable classes and tutoring of groups up to 20 strong

Memorial benches
already exist at various locations within the village and the playing field behind the Community Centre has also been suggested.

The Community Centre Committee are keen to promote that idea and believe that the area would benefit greatly from improved seating.

However, the building itself requires substantial maintenance and there is no spare funding at present.

If you are considering such a memorial and feel the playing field would be a suitable location, please email the committee at

Start a new club or class and we will advertise it here -- -- existing users are listed in "What's On"




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