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 Summer updates!

It’s been an exciting few months at WCCC and it’s going to get even more fabulous, so pop in and see us. We’re a friendly bunch and let us know what YOU want at YOUR Community Centre. From the team at Woolwich Common (your) Community Centre.

Dates for your diary

Steering Group Meetings 6pm—7.30pm, WCCC coffee bar. September 17th & November 19th.
Tenants Association 7pm, WCCC coffee bar. August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd and December 1st.
Free Food Business Training 9th Sept, 12th Nov, 20th Jan (2016).For more infor-mation please contact Mel Taylor at mel@gcda.org.uk

What’s cooking?

You’ve probably seen people wondering about the centre in chef’s whites and wonder who we are and what we’re up to. MADE in GREENWICH is a food business supported by Greenwich Council. We help people who have been out of work due to drug or alcohol dependency to find their feet again in the workplace. There is continual on the job training as well as certification in Food Safety and we aim to be able to provide the proper employment if people show an aptitude for the work. We’re always looking for people who want to be involved. The main requirements for participants are that they can be here for a mini-mum of 4 hours a week, can adapt to working in a busy kitchen and that they love food and cook-ing. If you’re interested please speak to Jane in the centre.....

In Other News

The centre has had a seating area built for the local residents to sit and relax when playing penny up the wall or just on a hot summers day! Soon you’ll see a bloom of lovely flowers accompany-ing the bench as well.

How does your garden grow?

Every Thursday we’ve local residents from our Nepalese community who come in and maintain our community garden. Along with the help of Kevin & Liz they grow they’re own organic vegetables. If you want to learn to grow you’re own fruit & veg stop by and get involved.

Ping Pong!

Currently on Friday afternoons the cen-tre is open to local youth to come and play table tennis at their leisure! Be warned though, if challenged the staff on duty are a dab hand!

Rob’s Lunch Club!

Every Friday we’ve got our wonderful Rob who puts on a scrumptious 3 course meal for only £5 all for the local community & users who’d like to come on down for some good hot food and a friendly chat!

Volunteer Update!

We’ve gained a new volunteer who will be helping out in the coffee bar with all our hot drinks that are on sale at the centre. Here’s a bit of info for you to get to know her; “Hi my name’s Hannah I am 18 yrs old, I study Health & Social Care. I’ve been using the community centre for the last 17yrs...yes I am a graduate of Nightingale Pre School!! I have recently been volunteering at Woolwich Common Community Centre making teas & coffee as well as helping out with the odd bits & pieces. I enjoy working with the other members of staff very much , everyone is very friendly & welcoming. I am here most Wednesdays & Fridays...and sometimes in between, before volunteering I hadn’t used the centre in years and didn’t find it a place that was too open to the public. However since volunteering with Jane at the centre, I’ve noticed it to be a warm welcoming and friendly place and I really enjoy being able to pop in and hang out for a cuppa or chat. All the staff make an effort to welcome me and get me involved with what’s going on. I’d definitely encourage anyone to come in and see what developments and exciting new projects Jane & GCDA are trying to put on.”


Summer BBQ! 26.06.15

 Hello everyone we just wanted to say a massive thank you for those of you who came down to celebrate at our Summer BBQ! We were absolutely packed out with lots of lovely families and new friends, enjoying a delicious BBQ from our buddies at Made in Greenwich.

We had face painting, a bouncy castle, a bar, tasty BBQ treats, fab music and everyone had a wonderful time!

We think we have a fantastic community here in SE18 and we want to thank all of you lovely people for being a part of it!

Looking forward to seeing you at the next one!


What a week! 28.04.15

Just a quick note to say thank you to our friends old and new for a fabulous week at WCCC!

Amongst other great activities we had:

+ World Book Night; where participants were invited to come along for a free coffee and a cake AND a free book! We had so much fun chit chatting about our favourite books and authors.

+ Big Lunch Extra; in association with the Eden Project in Cornwall! They put on a wonderful day for us packed with activities from yoga to graffiti art. We had people from all over the south east of England in attendance and the feedback has been wonderful!