Windmill Community Centre

Windmill Community Centre sign

News April 2017

FitnessTrailCrRedOn 22 April 2017 Victoria Prentis MP opened the new fitness trail at the Windmill. The facility was made possible thanks to a grant of £10,000 from Awards for All, which is a part of the Big Lottery Fund, and the Parish Council in grateful to the Fund and to Peter Harrod from Streetscape for managing the project.
 
Together with the recent refurbishment of the Windmill, sports and leisure facilities in Deddington have improved tremendously. However the story doesn’t end here and planning is currently underway to see how the various play areas within the parish and the All Weather Court might be improved for the benefit of residents.

Upgrades 2016

We have made good progress. All the doors and windows on the south, east, and north sides have been replaced, including new entrance doors. The windows are all double glazed, which helps to improve our energy usage by reducing heat loss.

Much of the ageing guttering has been replaced and all the external woodwork has also been repainted. The redecoration of all the internal areas is now complete: the main hall, kitchen, lounge, committee room, youth room, passages and toilets.

The flooring in the entrance passageway and committee room has been replaced with Karndean design flooring. This is easier to keep clean and maintain, and is more hard wearing. We feel this will greatly improve the entrance area.

In the toilets we have replaced the ageing radiators and now that the walls have been redecorated. A new energy efficient boiler was installed in 2015, along with with new radiators in the youth and committee rooms.

Meanwhile - get involved! The Windmill Committee are always looking for more people to help on the Management Committee.

Facilities

The multi-purpose Windmill Community Centre on the Hempton Road provides sports and recreational facilities. It's on the south side of the B4031 Chipping Norton road, on the western edge of Deddington. Access is well signed but GoogleMaps and Streetmap are confusing - the arrow points closer in towards the village.

Outside facilities include: a six-acre playing field; an all-purpose floodlit all-weather court; three all-weather tennis courts; toddlers' and children's play areas; and Teen Scene with a multi-use games area. There is a floodlit car park, and a ramp to allow disabled access to the ground floor. 

 

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Windmill Community Centre verandah

Inside areas comprise: on the ground floor, a 19m x 9m (approx.) hall, marked out for badminton; stage; a 14.5m x 4m social and viewing area; a committee room, 3.9m x 8.4m approx; well-equipped kitchen; changing rooms, showers and toilets (including a disability toilet). On the upper floor are a 15m x 10m approx. meeting room, toilets and kitchen.

Deddington Parish Council has an office in the building staffed by the Parish Clerk. The office is open: 1.00-6.30pm on Wednesdays, 9.00am-6.30pm on Thursdays,9am-1pm on the Saturday before the PC Meeting, 9am-1pm on Farmer’s Market Saturdays (phone/fax: 01869 337447).

Hiring

To hire any of the outside or inside areas, contact the Bookings Secretary, Caroline Tindale, 07720 834 006. Hire charges from 1 September 2016:

Category 1: General (local groups, one-off bookings, e.g. birthday parties)


8am-5pm 5pm-midnight
Main hall 8.50 10.50
Lounge
8.00
10.00
Main hall and lounge
13.50
17.50
Committee room
7.50
8.50
Upstairs hall
8.00
10.00

Category 2:  Deddington Clubs & Organisations and Frequent Users


8am-5pm
5pm-midnight
Main hall
7.00
9.00
Lounge
6.50
8.50
Main hall and lounge
12.00
15.00
Committee room
6.00
8.00
Upstairs hall
6.50
8.50

Category 3: Commercial


8am-5pm
5pm-midnight
Main hall
12.45
15.50
Lounge
11.25
13.50
Main hall and lounge
21.40
26.80
Committee room
9.25
11.25
Upstairs hall
11.25
13.50

 

Category 4: Community Business


8am-5pm
5pm-midnight
Main hall
8.80
10.80
Lounge
8.10
10.25
Main hall and lounge
14.40
18.50
Committee room
7.40
9.30
Upstairs hall
8.10
10.25

Note: This information is for reference only; bookings must still be made through the Bookings Secretary, Caroline Tindale, 07720 834 006, who will try to accommodate clashes in fixture timings.

Hire of Main Hall, Lounge or Committee Room includes shared use of the ground floor kitchen and toilets (changing rooms by prior arrangement). If exclusive use of the kitchen is required this can often be arranged if requested when booking.

Hire of Upstairs Hall includes exclusive use of the upstairs kitchen and toilets.

The minimum booking period is one hour.
All charges for part hours will be rounded up to the next 15 minutes.

A security Deposit of £200 may be requested at the discretion of the Management Committee.

All-Weather Court

£12 per hour, plus £2.50 p/h for floodlights. Under-16s £6 p/h plus £2.50 lighting

How the Centre is run

Projects, past and future

Background history

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