Welcome to Badger Farm Community Centre

We are situated at the heart of the parishes of Badger Farm and Oliver’s Battery on the south-west side of the historic city of Winchester. Run by the Badger Farm & Oliver’s Battery Residents’ Community Association, the Centre has provided the ideal location for many of the social activities enjoyed by local residents since 1986.

A lively and active venue, the Community Centre hosts a varied schedule of events. Groups regularly using the facilities include a wide age range from new-born to the elderly covering areas such as art, dancing, exercise, sport, toddlers/pre-school, special needs and wildlife. The Centre has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and all rooms are bright, airy and good sizes. The four rooms available for hire provide an excellent venue and good value for money.

Community Centres play an important role in bringing local communities together. They offer a focal point for neighbourhood activities and a base for local groups. We are proud of our Centre and its role within the community.

Repair Café Winchester

We are working with other community groups to launch the new Repair Café Winchester.

Read more about this initiative here. To register what kind of items would be useful to have or learn how to repair, answer Winchester Repair Café’s questionnaire: click here or scan the QR code.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Fix It Yourself is a great new trend that helps you save money and the environment. So skill yourself up for sustainability and get involved in the Trend to Mend! After all, if Vogue agrees that Mending Has Never Looked So Good, you know you’re being Sustainably Chic.

Community News Sponsors

We are very grateful to all those local businesses who have become sponsors for Community News. In this post we would like to say particular thanks to those who have sponsored us for another year from our Summer/Autumn 2022 issue.

Our social media

It's the first Chat-Tea Café of the year! Come along to the Community Centre on Monday 30th for tea or coffee, some yummy #cake and some lively company. It may be cold outside but you can be sure of a warm welcome at the Café. ... See MoreSee Less
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The #Holocaust is remembered as one of the darkest periods in human history. And yet, as this #Auschwitz surviver tells us, "they couldn't remove my soul ... they couldn't remove my integrity, my inner self."#InternationalHolocaustRemembranceDay ... See MoreSee Less
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Robins are one of the earliest birds to nest and can begin building as early as January if the weather is mild, although the breeding season usually begins in March. So now's a great time to pop a #robin box – or an adapted old tea pot – in your garden.
https://birdslife.co.uk/how-to-get-a-robin-to-use-a-nesting-box/

It's the first Chat-Tea Café of the year! Come along to the Community Centre on Monday 30th for tea or coffee, some yummy #cake and some lively company. It may be cold outside but you can be sure of a warm welcome at the Café.

The #Holocaust is remembered as one of the darkest periods in human history. And yet, as this #Auschwitz surviver tells us, "they couldn't remove my soul ... they couldn't remove my integrity, my inner self."
#InternationalHolocaustRemembranceDay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lpTceEE3d8&ab_channel=Channel4News

Crimes against women & girls accounted for more than a quarter of all crime committed in Hampshire & IoW in 2021. As a result @HantsPolice has launched a Victim Survivors Police Experience Survey for rape and other sexual offences. Read more & take part. https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/Alerts/A/64742

It appears that the worst of the cold spell is over and warmer weather is heading our way. But with temperatures still below 0°C a frozen pipe is still a danger and as pipes thaw you may find they're leaking. What should you do if you suspect a problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4I8XuvZL2s&ab_channel=BritishGas

The self-assessment #tax deadline is alarmingly close. If you have a tax problem, there are a number of sources of help. And if you're on a lower income, TaxAid provices free, confidential tax advice and can help you with your tax return.

https://taxaid.org.uk/guides/taxpayers

We're delighted that @Brendoncare are bringing their Seated Exercise Club to the Community Centre. Come along on Thursdays from 3pm–5pm to enjoy some gentle exercise in a friendly and social environment. They're looking for #volunteers too; can you help?
https://www.bfobrca.org/activities/brendoncare-seated-exercise-club/

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