The Brockeridge Centre was opened on 6th May 2000, and it replaces a derelict hut with this energy efficient building at the commercial centre of the village. The Centre has walls of local pennant stone, a simulated black slate roof, and mullioned windows to harmonise with Brockeridge Infants’ School; (built in 1846 as a British School). It is designed to enable wheelchairs to navigate level pathways and enter wide doorways into each room, including the cloakroom. A hearing loop is installed also adaptations which assist the partially sighted.
We aim to use resources of the Centre to cater for needs of local residents.
Monday mornings – cafe open for mothers/carers and toddlers 10.00-11.30. Tea & coffee available.
Tuesday & Wednesday mornings – call in for coffee, to read a paper and chat with friends.
Ask Emma, (Administrator) about local services or to book a session on a computer.
Borrow books when the mobile library makes a 2-weekly visit.
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Retired people of Frampton Cotterell are so delighted to learn how to use a computer, believing this technology came too late for them. The tuition is usually one to one, unhurried and reassuring, and may continue over several weeks. The room is equipped with 9 computers with high-speed access to the Internet, and retired volunteers help people of all ages how to use a computer. Contact Emma (01454-864442) to reserve your place for a two-hour session, with a charge of £2.50 to cover costs.
(The youth sessions are suspended until further notice.) The Room for Young People is equipped with a Pool Table, and they use the computer suite to access the Internet under supervision
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel to modern hygiene standards, with hot and cold drinks served regularly. Plans are under way to serve jacket potatoes with choice of fillings; or quiche with salad, as an alternative on a limited trial basis to see if it is viable. This would be an opportunity for socialising to somebody who usually eats at home alone.