This is the official website for Tarporley & District Community Centre
Address : High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0AY
Contact us by email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Centre can be found at the south end of High Street, adjacent
to the Texaco filling station and SPAR store. The complex includes
large hall which will seat 180 people, a smaller hall and two
rooms all equipped with ample kitchen and toilet facilities.
On-line booking via VillageVenue
We operate on-line booking using the VillageVenue booking website : http://tarporley.community-space.org/
If you wish to book one of our four rooms, please view photos and
details on our "Rooms" page - then visit our booking site to reserve
the room, Prices start at £7/hr and rise to £20 for the main hall.
Covid-19 update - Reopened 31Aug20 - see our News page
For details of the recently completed projects, please click here
TCC refurbishment, upgrading and reopening following Covid-19
The latest Press Release can be found here
During the last two months the following refurbishment and upgrading work has been carried out at Tarporley Community Centre:
- Complete new roof
- Refurbished ladies toilets in the foyer area
- Refurbished accessible toilets in the foyer area
- Relocation of the foyer area central heating boiler to create additional space in the accessible toilet
- New acoustic dampening panels fitted to the ceiling of the main hall
- Refurbished exterior steel steps to the Arthur Meredith room
The Trustees wish to thank all the Councils, charitable organisations, user groups and individuals who provided grants and donations.
These funds have enabled some £150,000 of work to be carried out by our main Contractor Team Roundhouse of Kingsley and plumbing and heating contractor CW Plumbing and Heating of Tattenhall. The Trustees wish to thank them for the quality and efficiency of their work.
All the project work should be complete by the end of July and during August the Trustees will be carrying out all the statutory inspections and making the building "COVID safe" for a phased restart on Tues 1st September. Initially, only Account holders will be able to book and some of those classes may not be allowed by Government guidelines. Further information will follow soon.
For photos and further details concerning the improvement projects and how they were funded, please click here.
Volunteers urgently needed
Tarporley Community Centre and Recreation Ground is an independent
charity registered with the Charities Commission (number 1040034).
Nearly all the income comes from the letting of rooms, with only limited
grant support from Tarporley Parish Council (annually for the field)
West and Chester (quarterly for the car park).
The present Trustees have been very busy with this re-development for the last
two years and are proud of the results. However most of the Trustees have
been in post for a decade or more and new talent is urgently
We are looking for expertise in the following areas :
- Governance including compliance with all Legislation
- Finance and book keeping
- Website and publicity
- Operation of the on-line bookings system
- Maintenance inspection
- Project management
- Supervision of cleaning contractor
- Meeting and greeting new hirers
If you would be interested in volunteering please email the Trustees
for further information at :
Picnic tables & anti social behaviour
Unfortunately, after many reports of late night drinking, noise, other antisocial behaviour and disregard for social distancing, the
picnic tables have
been temporarily removed.
They may be returned to a different location on the field when the
situation improves - this will be kept under review.
New, regular user ?
Advice on booking & becoming an Account holder click here
Considering a Bouncy Castle ?
Please read our guide before booking
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Dogs on the Field
The Community Centre field or playing field as it is known is owned by the Community Centre. The Community Centre Trustees received complaints about dog mess on the field / football pitch and because of concerns
about Toxocariasis and the refusal of some owners to pick-up, we
eventually decided to restrict dogs from the field. Signs were erected but dogs are still allowed on the path if on a lead and any mess is picked-up.
The PARISH COUNCIL have confirmed that they fully support
the position adopted by the Trustees.
Proposed wildflower area
The Community Centre Trustees were proposing to establish a wild flower meadow in the strip of ground between the field path and Churchill Drive. The grass and weeds have been treated with weedkiller and it was
planned to rotavate the area and sow with wild flower seed shortly.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Government restrictions
and the shutdown of seed suppliers this work has had to stop.
We apologise for the present appearance of the area
New Roof Appeal
New Roof now fully funded.
All the funding needed to replace our roof has now been received / promised
and the work
will go ahead in Summer 2020.
TCC would like to thank everyone who has supported us but we would still be happy to
receive further donations as this would mean that we could use our reserves for other projects.
The press release is available here.
Congratulations to the winners of our Roof raffle :
1st - Elizabeth Neely ......
2nd - Joan Hurst ......
3rd - Jane Overy
Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket to support us.
Our roof is now approaching 60 years old and has suffered many leaks in recent years.
It is now in urgent need of complete renewal but the opportunity will be taken to improve thermal insulation
to reduce heating bills
and add sound insulation to the ceiling to improve the acoustics in the Main Hall.
It will be partly funded from reserves and room hire but we will need further funds from grants
events such as TarpFest to complete the project which is expected to be carried out over 6 weeks in Summer 2020.
For further information please see our publicity flyer.
The project will cost over £100,000 but we have £30,000 in our reserves so need to raise £72,500 & tiles cost £10 each
Following the launch of our ‘Raise the Roof' Appeal - we now have a Give.net page.
So far we have received donations of £10,172 and we also have promises for a further £35,000
So that gives a grand total of £45,172 - or 4517 tiles out of a total 7250 - only 2733 to go!
Thank you to everyone who has donated and if you want to donate, there are 3 ways :
Buy a tile (or more than one) on our Give.net page
By cheque payable to Tarporley Community Centre in our letter box or post to Tarporley CC, High St, Tarporley, CW6 0AY
( Please make payable to Tarporley Community Centre and not Mrs Linda Martin )
Or if you want to donate by BACS, please email us at email@example.com and we'll forward our bank details
Raffle tickets are also available and can be bought at the monthly Country Market & other advertised events.
£500 raised at Carnival
£500 was raised through sale of raffle tickets and our "Buy a Tile" campaign.
Raffle tickets still available at £2 and the winners will be drawn at Country Market on December 7th.
1st prize £175 /
2nd prize £50 /
3rd prize £25
Tarporley Community Centre would like to thank Councillor Moore Dutton
for her Members grant donation.
This will be spent on fundraising and our costs relating to the Roof Appeal.
TarpFEST 2019 raised £2000 for the Roof Appeal
The June 2019 TarpFEST has raised £2000 or 200 tiles for the roof appeal.
The Committee would like to thank the organisers for their hard work and a great result.
We also thank the local community for turning out to support the events
and please visit our stand at the Carnival on July 13th.
As a Co-op member, when you buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1% of the money you spend goes to
local causes in your community and
the Community Centre
is one of the local causes you may choose
Please open this
link to make your choice.
Tarporley Community Centre has been successful in applying for a
National Lottery "Awards for All" grant for a new Audio Visual system.
We will install the system this August 2019
Grant from Leverhulme Foundation
Tarporley Community Centre have been awarded £1,000 from
Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust for our Buy a Tile appeal.
That's 100 tiles bought.
We thank them for this generous donation.
New Defibrillator Installed
Tarporley Village has just been equipped with a heart defibrillator
which can be accessed by any member of the public on dialling 999.
The defibrillator is located in a yellow box on the North side wall
of the Centre and is illuminated by a light from dusk to dawn.
The cabinet is internally heated to keep the kit in working order.
The defibrillator and cabinet were made possible by a very
generous, anonymous donation, together with smaller donations
from Community Centre user groups - more info below
Please email : firstname.lastname@example.org for training
Several groups complained about the lack of available
parking spaces in the car park when attending events at TCC.
To address this issue, we introduced a 3 hour
time limit with no
return within 1 hour
- controlled by CW&C Mon to Sun 8 am to 6 pm
To guarantee extended parking periods for users who can justify it,
we will issue a limited number of day and annual parking permits.
These will be specific to user group, car reg and will have an expiry date
Four picnic tables were recently installed on the
Community Centre field for use by the local community.
They were purchased with funds provided by the local Co-operative community fund but after only a few days, one has already been
severely damaged by fire.
If you have any information regarding this crime, please email us at :
email@example.com or contact the local police
who are already investigating the incident.
Save a life - give blood
Regular blood donor sessions are held at the Community Centre
inc. hearing aid & items found at Carnival - click here
Tarporley News Article - December 2018
Tarporley Community Centre has been successful in being chosen as one of the Co-Ops Local Fund charities for the coming year.
This money is going to be used to further improve the Audio System and Acoustics of the Community Centres Main Hall.
Tarporley Community Centre have been working with Tarporley & District U3A on this and over the Summer,
new curtains were installed which act as both blackout and noise reducing curtains. Some noise deadening tiles have
also been installed and we will be installing more tiles once we have replaced our roof, which is our next major project.
Before then, with the continued support of Tarporley & District U3A we will be improving the audio system which will comprise
of installing new speakers, mixers and amplifiers. This will cost several thousands of pounds. We shall also be contacting
other local organisations who regularly hire our Main Hall to request their support and financial assistance with this.
As doing this will provide a better facility for all users of the Community Centre, we hope that you will choose us as
the Co-Op Local Fund charity you support.
If you would like to find out more about Tarporley Community Centre or wish to get involved with the Charity/Us
you can either view (this website) / or contact myself by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0781 4089666.
Anita Langford, Treasurer, Tarporley Community Centre
New Defibrillator Installed
Our local First Responder Mr. Jeremy Mills gave much useful advice during the project, and acted as the liaison person with the
North West Ambulance Service. The defibrillator is now registered with the Ambulance Service control, and in the case of a 999
call relating to a collapsed patient, the caller will be told of the location and the keycode to gain access to the defibrillator.
The unit is "smart" and gives voice instructions, so any member of the public can use it.
Jeremy has offered to give training in resuscitation and defibrillator use to Community Centre users, with the objective
of ensuring that every group using the centre will include at least two trained personnel. The training is currently being organised.
The attached photo shows the defibrillator being installed in the cabinet by (left to right) Rob Hussey (NWAS),
Angela Yeates (Management Committee member), Linda Martin (Chair of Management Committee) and
Jeremy Mills (Tarporley First Responder). Linda has agreed to be the "Guardian" and Angela the "Deputy Guardian"
to routinely check the defibrillator and act as the liaison point with NWAS.
Management Committee members Anita Langford, Judith Oates and Tony Yeates were also present at the handover.
We would also like to extend our thanks to Robin Ford for tendering the installation work,
and to village electrician Brian Rathbone who installed the cabinet at short notice.
Save a life. Give Blood. Donate in Tarporley : www.blood.co.uk
Next session : Tuesday 25 Jun 19
More about Tarporley Community Centre
Outdoor facilities include a free car park (3 hour max) at the rear of the building, a fenced play area for children and a large field used for outdoor events including the annual Tarporley carnival, football and training.
The large hall is used by many local groups, clubs and societies for such events as plays, film shows, fitness classes and private parties.
The committee is always in need of more volunteers - if you would like to help by joining the committee or helping with ongoing projects, please email us at the address below.
Tarporley is a village in the heart of rural Cheshire with a population of between 2500 and 3000 people. To learn more about the facilities and the extensive range of events which take place in the village, you may wish to visit the Parish Council website.
Contact us at the Community Centre by email at
Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0AY - - Registered Charity 1040034