After many long years, the ownership of Fairfield Community Hall is finally being transferred from the builders to the community. The Hall has always been run by a charity and at present is underwritten by several Fairfield residents, who act as Trustees, and run by a management team of generous volunteers.
To encourage more Fairfield residents to become involved in activities and groups at the Hall, the management team has launched a new campaign: It’s Your Hall, Use It! We will be taking a look over the coming months at the various initiatives that already exist, and the opportunities to set up your own. First, in this issue, what’s on for Fairfield seniors. Look out for details of youth and family activities in future issues of Fairfield Matters.
Café in the Park
Monday from 2pm
For our senior residents, every Monday at 2pm, we run a ‘Café in the Park’. All residents are welcome to join us for coffee or tea and cake, to meet new and old friends.
You will be able to have a go at Short Mat Bowls, play cards, dominoes, or our current favourite, Rummikub.
Drink as much tea and coffee as you like, and pay a £1 donation for cake – usually homemade.
No pre-booking is required. Just come along any Monday and join in.
Some Mondays, check Community Hall website for dates and times
The Fairfield Friends began as an initiative to bring together older members of the Fairfield community, especially those living on their own or who do not have many local friends.
They organise events and trips, thus improving the social wellbeing of their members. Many supportive friendships have been formed.
Meetings are held monthly in the Hall just before Café in the Park. If you have a neighbour, friend or relative who would benefit from more social inclusion, please suggest they pop along – they will always be welcome.
Tuesday and Friday groups run currently
This group was formed when a resident contacted the Hall and asked about setting up a table tennis team. The management were enthusiastic and very soon three table tennis tables were acquired. A vibrant group of people, of all ages, now meets regularly. There are some really good players and others just learning with the support of the rest of the group. Details of session times are on the Hall website, but if the current times don’t suit you, why not set up a group of your own at a more convenient time? The equipment is there to be used, as long as there are no other bookings in the Hall at your chosen time.
If you would like more information about any of these groups or are interested in setting up one of your own, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website www.fairfieldcommunityhall.co.uk