Beaufort Community Centre
Beaufort Community Association is run by a volunteer group of members who employ staff to run the Centre. The building is owned by Bournemouth Borough Council who lease it to the Association.
We are well aware of the condition of some of our rooms within the Centre but we are self funding and money (as you are well aware) does not stretch very far these days. We need to generate funds in order for the Centre to survive
Help us by using the Centre, whenever possible, so that we can make the rooms more attractive and generate funds to increase our potential.
We are trying to improve our image within the Community and have attained the Investors in People for the Centre, H.E.Y. and an amazing Ofsted report within our Childcare groups.
For further details please do not hesitate to ask.
Beaufort used to be the old Beaufort Secondary School that was due to be demolished. The Southbourne Residents Association worked with the local people and managed to salvage what is left of the Centre.
The Centre was allowed to form provided it become independent and self funding. Beaufort Community Association was set up in 1989 as a Registered Charity.
The Centre is run by a volunteer management committee of up to 15 People plus 5 Officers. They employ a Centre Manager and Deputy Centre Manager to handle the day to day running of the Centre, together with a full time Childcare Co-ordinator and part time childcare staff and receptionist. We have several other part time staff and volunteers.
The Management Committee meet once a month.
We have a large beautiful hall with a stage and 6 meeting rooms and a gymnasium (which is basically a large empty room suitable for games, martial arts and disco’s).
We have a coffee bar which is open most days or refreshment can be brought from reception and taken to the coffee bar.
Beaufort operates its own Childcare group (BEAUFORT CHILDCARE GROUPS) which consists of Playgroup; After School Club, Breakfast Club and All Day Care facilities. Beaufort also has its own dance school (DANCE ATTACK) and Scrabble club and Bingo sessions.
Re-decoration of the Centre.
We are currently re-decorating the Community Centre to bring it up todate, so far we have decorated the Reception, the Foyer and Room 2. 3 Councillors from our ward and one of our hirers O60 have donated money so we can buy paint and materials for the Centre, so a massive THANK YOU to them. If you would like to help, donate or even raise money to help us along with our decorating it would be very much appreciated.
FUND RAISING EVENTS AT BEAUFORT COMMUNITY CENTRE
Dates for your Diary
(This fund raiser is for the gymnasium for Disabled toilets and Disabled access.)
GYMNASIUM PHASE II
Beaufort Community Centre recently received the plans for the Disabled toilets in the Gym, we have passed them over to Bournemouth Planning and awaiting permission to be granted. We have been raising funds to put towards the installation of the toilets, materials and decoration of the gym. We so far have raised £1,352.10 from fund raising events and kind donations. The Committee are still putting together a number of fund raising events, which will be posted on the site nearer the time. If you have any ideas for raising funds to help us reach our goal and make the Gym more appealing to hirers, please do not hesitate to contact the Centre on 01202 417143. The Centre Management are currently seeking quotes for the installation of the Disabled toilet and the
re-decoration of the Gym so if you know of anyone who would welcome the work please do not hesitate to contact the Centre.
Beaufort Community Centre would like to thank the following people for their kind donation towards the Gym:
Mr Allistar Russell
Members from NA
Everyone who participated in the 1940's Dance
Everyone who placed their loose change in our Jar in Reception
Everyone who brought Books and DVD's from the Centre
Dance Attack Raffle
Emma Canton-Ekkes Twice as Nice
The Trustees, Management and Members of Beaufort Community Association are proud to state that their mission is to:-
Provide a well managed, well maintained, well resourced, welcoming Community Centre, to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Southbourne and the surrounding area. This will be achieved not only for the local Community but with it.