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Big Kirk Hallam AGM and Big Thank You Award date

Big Kirk Hallam is holding its AGM on the 20th October 2018 at 2.00pm at the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre on Kenilworth Drive.

Partnership Group members standing for reelection are

Sarah Addis

Amabel Badder

Matt Betesta

Alex Harris

Sylvie Humphries

Antony Robinson

Amanda Speake

Tracy Thorp


If you are interested in joining the Partnership Group please contact Jsan Shepherd at the community centre – tel 0115 8371380 for more details


Dave Addis

It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our Partnership Group members, Dave Addis, who passed away on Tuesday morning. Our thoughts and love are with Sarah and the children at this time.

R.I.P Dave you will be greatly missed

Knit and natter

Jsan popped into knit and natter today to have a look at the projects being made – check out the photos – and also heard from Julie who showed her the blanket she had just finished

“When I started coming to the group in January I couldn’t crochet at all and now I have made this blanket. Everyone in the group is so supportive and they have all helped and advised me. i’ve learnt about different needles and wools. Coming to the group has made me feel great and I have 3 or projects already planned for the next few months. I like the company and look forward to coming each week. The sense of achievement is amazing.”

Well done Julie – the blanket looks great! 😊 You should be very proud.

Knit and natter is a great group to come to, everyone is welcome. It meets on Monday mornings at the community centre 9.00 – midday with free tea, coffee and squash

Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre grand reopening

Today’s the day!

Come along and have some fun – there’s things to do for all the family

have a burger / hotdog for free on us

See you later

welcome Alisya

Alisya Hill is the new community development worker based at the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre


We caught up with Alisya and asked her why she had applied for the role. She said

“When I saw the advert I thought it was the perfect job for me; I love meeting people, making a difference to the community and organising things. I want to make the community centre a thriving environment where people feel comfortable to come in for a chat, try out activities and meet other people.”

Alisya is really keen to meet as many of you as possible so pop along to the community centre to catch up with her.

Both Jsan and Alisya are working through the results of the recent survey about things you wanted to see taking place at the community centre so keep an eye out for new activities being organised in the near future

Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre reopening 17th June

10 days to go!!

Opening by Michelle Booth, Puppet show, Tree planting by the Mayor, tea dance, celebration cake cutting, laughter yoga, William the wizard, scouting activities, Kirk hallam’s best pooch dog show, Kid’s fancy dress, balloon release, refreshments, craft stalls, BBQ (free burger/hot dog for all Kirk Hallam residents – on a first come first served basis until we run out just bring your voucher from your newsletter which will be delivered this week)