Newsletter August 2013

 The coffee shop will re-open on Mon 2 September at 10am. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience during this 2-week closure.

The Coffee shop normal opening time is 10.00 – 4.30 on Monday and 10.00 – 2.00 Tuesday to Saturday. A great place to relax or meet whilst enjoying a tea/coffee or lunch.

The closure time, to allow our hardworking volunteers to have a break, is being well used by the trustees and craftsmen!

Shutters have been fitted around the kitchen in the coffee shop to make it easier to let the coffee shop area for functions when the coffee shop is not open.  If you would like to hire this wonderful room do let me know.

We (with Miranda, our Pilates, BarreConcept and First Aid teacher are changing the upstairs room into – “the Studio” with new sound insulation, colours, curtains, mirrors, ballet bar, cupboards and flooring. It is exciting to see the changes taking place. It should be ready for the new classes starting on 3 September (see below).

To access the Studio go around the building to the back past the fire escape and cycle racks and enter by the last door and go up the stairs.

The Fire escape has been re-furbished (and looks much more attractive) and a cage fitted below to restrict access to the air conditioning units.

In September, to make the staircase to the studio safe and attractive, it will be modernised and floored and a shoe rack, hanging space and seat installed on the half landing.

Look out for new classes both in the studio and main hall. There will be a number of workshops on Saturdays in the Studio.

Do come and join one of our exciting classes/meetings.

Emergency First Aid at Work on Monday 9 Sept in the Studio 10-5. Cost £75. To book contact

Rugby tots on Saturdays re-starting 31 August at 11.00 (aged 2-3.5 years) and 11.30 to 12.30 (aged 3.5-5 years) in the Main hall (NB on Dad’s play days (including Sat 7 September) it is one hour later at 12.00 – 1.30. For more information or to book contact

Knitting Group. On Wednesday Mornings 10am -12 noon a few people meet in the coffee shop over a coffee and cake to knit. Just come and join in if you are interested.

Dads Play: Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 monthly on 7 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, 14 Dec. Arts Night 7.30 -9.30 pm in coffee shop: 15 and 22 Sept, 13 and 27 Oct, 10 Nov and 9 Dec.  NEWThe Roost – monthly family Sunday afternoons at 3pm to 4.30pm starts Sunday 8 Sept, 20 Oct, 17 Nov and 15 Dec in the coffee shop and main hall. ‘The Roost’ is a fun combination of arts, craft, messy play, computer games, videos, The Sunday Papers, quizzes, creative writing, conversation and more, which aims to give Cottenham families the chance to spend time together, get to know others, be creative, and explore life and faith from a Christian perspective. There will also be great coffee and delicious flapjack! It is for people of all backgrounds and beliefs, and to value and explore everyone’s perspectives. For more info about the above 3 items, please see website, e-mail on, or facebook at revcoffeecottenham, or follow on twitter @revcoffeeccc.

Science Workshops; After the very successful children’s workshops this summer some dates for your diary- Thursday 31 Oct – Fri 1 Nov 2013, Mon 7 April to Friday 11 April 2014, Mon 4 August to Fri 8 Aug 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm for 4-11 year olds. Visit website or email for more info or to book.

Other classes in day order. All run throughout September unless a start time is mentioned. These are all in the main hall unless marked “Studio”.

Monday.  Messy Play ( 10-11 from 9 September:  Zumba Gold (for over 50s) 2.30 to 3.00; Zumbatronic  3.30 – 4.00pm (restarting on 9 September):  Zumba 7.00 to 8.00pm: Let Jo Kinser ( know if you are interested in any of the zumba classes.  NEWTeen Barre Concept (Studio) starting 16 Sept 15.30 to 16.30 (

Tuesday.  Yoga 10.00-11.30; NEWPilates for Beginners (Studio) 10.15 to 11.15; Pilates Intermediate (Studio) 11.30 to 12.30. For more information about any of the Pilates or Barre Concept (all cost £6 on a Pay-as-you-go basis) contact Miranda de Vries (

The evening class of Total Toning for expectant mums has ceased at the moment – please contact for info. If you know anyone interested.

Wednesday.  Little Humbugs at 10.30 to 11.30, a Singing and Music Fun Time for babies and toddlers that has become very popular. Do come and join in and enjoy a tea/coffee. More information from

NEW Kid’s Spanish club 3.30-5.00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays starts 11 September. Do you need after school child care? What a wonderful way – an after school club for the children to learn Spanish and have fun. For more information, contact Ana on 07795226171 or email; Whirl and Twirl (re-starts on 4 September) 7.00-10.00pm

Thursday. Ready Steady Play – Early Years 10.00-11.00 (contact NEW Teen Pilates (Studio) starts on 19 September 15.15 to 16.15; NEW BarreConcept (Studio) starts on 19 September 17.15 to 18.15; Pilates (Studio) 6.30-7.30pm for men; Pilates 7.30 to 8.30pm for mixed ability Contact; NEW Kid’s Spanish club 3.30-5.00 (Thursdays start on 12 September). More information from

Friday.  Pilates 10.00-11.00 for mixed ability; Yoga (Studio) 10.00-11.30 re-starts 27 September) NEW FlexAware (Studio) 11.35 to 12.35; NEW Pilates Beginners (Studio) 12.35 to 1.35; NEW Pilates Mixed (Studio) 16.00 to 17.00; NEW Stretchercise (Studio) 17.00 to 18.00.

We are keen to hire out the rooms, especially for new activities to Cottenham or for parties (the coffee shop can provide food) so if you would like to hire one of our 3 rooms (main hall, Studio (upstairs) or coffee shop, you are now able to check bookings by looking on the website at Function Rooms and then the room and looking for the date. E-mail to book.  Similarly if you would like to volunteer in the coffee shop, and improve your skills, do get in touch by replying to or phoning 01954 202109 during opening hours.

Electric heating/Air conditioning and Acoustic material has been installed in the main hall and further improvements are the new electrically operated doors in the corridor and into the main hall.

If you have not been in recently do come in and see us and see the changes. Please also encourage your friends to pop into the coffee shop.

If you, and/or your friends, would further like to support our exciting facility the website has a link to shop on-line with “easy fundraising”. It costs you nothing more but brings in extra income for CCC.

We have subscribed to the Performing Rights Society to cover copyright royalties. We also have an Entertainment licence that allows live music, films etc. as well as the sale of alcohol at certain events. This will save the need for Temporary Event notices.

For information about the Community Centre see the Website Check for any special events or provide your e-mail to to receive newsletters.  I hope you find the newsletter useful. You are receiving these email newsletters to keep you up to date with CCC, as you provided your e-mail address, either as a member or volunteer. If you no longer wish to receive these, please send an email to requesting to be removed for our mailing list.

Mike Smith on behalf of CCC trustees (Charity number 1128604)