FREQUENT QUESTIONS

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We get asked a lot of questions, so we have tried to combine them all here for you in one easy to read place. But, if you don’t see the answer you are looking for, please try contacting us and we will do our best to help!

Poole Communities Trust

Have you got a safeguarding policy?

Yes. Click here to view our policies page where you can find all of our policies and download the ones you want.

What are the Poole Communities Trust priorities?
  1. Continuing to develop the Branksome Centre; enhancing the fabric of the building and developing even more activities for the benefit of all of the Community, including young people.
  2. Completing the fund raising for the Bourne Community Hub and tendering the construction work.
  3. Continuing to work with local people to create facilities for quality activities for residents in Bourne.

 

How is Poole Communities Trust funded?

The Poole Communities Trust is funded from donations and grants from local and national funders, income from room hire and café sales.

 

Have you got an equality policy?

Yes. Click here to view our policies page where you can find all of our policies and download the ones you want.

Do you need any Trustees?

If you are interested in becoming a trustee please download the Trustee Role Description and send your information to the email address it contains.

 

Who is responsible for the Poole Communities Trust?

The Poole Communities Trust is a local charity led by a Board of voluntary trustees. Our Chair is Chris Beale. You can find more information about our team by clicking here.

 

Branksome Community Centre

Is there a café at the Branksome Community Centre?

Yes there is a community café that has seating for about 40 people, it serves hot and cold food and drinks is often used by dogwalkers and the recreation ground and playground users for takeaway snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

What are the café opening hours?

We always open at 9.30 on weekdays and close at 3.00pm in the winter with later closing during spring and summer. Saturdays it is 9.30 am to Midday.

Can I hire a room at the Branksome Community Centre?

Yes we have a small meeting room, an art studio  with small kitchen and toilets available evenings only, a sports hall and the café area and kiddies corner available for hire. Please click here for hire charges

Can I hold an event or party at the Branksome Community Centre?

Yes we host parties and events throughout the years, mostly at weekends and school holidays. For children’s party’s we usually hire the café and sports hall together. The 2020 charges for hiring both is £65 for three hours or £80 for four hours.

Do you need any staff?

We have very few paid staff, as we are a volunteer led organisation. Any vacancies will be shown here.

Do you need any volunteers?

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with maintaining the building and grounds, helping to run the café and community area, working with young people , social media and fund raising .

Is training available?

Yes we give training to our volunteers, which may include relevant courses on food hygiene, first aid and safeguarding

Do you run any sports or exercise classes at the Branksome Community Centre?

We host all sorts of sport and exercise classes for all ages, click here and look at our “What’s on at the Branksome Centre” page

Do you run any language classes?

At the moment we host the University of the Third Age Italian Classes three times a week.

What’s available for toddlers and children?

Kiddies Corner for toddlers in the café, Messy Play on Tuesdays and Mini Cherries football on a Wednesday are just a few of the activities for smaller young people, click here for a full whats on list

 

What’s available for young people?

We have a youth club on Wednesday evenings and coached sports and activity sessions on a Monday for older young people. For the juniors we have different clubs such as an electronic games club on a Wednesday and wish to develop other late afternoon clubs throughout the week.  Click here for a full whats on list.

 

Turlin Moor / Let’s Talk Moor

What is ‘Let’s Talk Moor?’

Let’s Talk Moor project is run by Poole Communities Trust & aims to help support more community services & facilities for the people who live on Turlin Moor.

How can I get involved in the Turlin Moor project?

Contact our Community Development Worker through this contact form or by emailing letstalkmoor@poolecommunitiestrust.org.uk

Bourne Community Hub

What is the Bourne Community Hub?

It’s a project to build a purpose built community hub on the corner of Northmere Drive ad Arne Avenue in Bourne. The hub will provide both activities for people of all ages as well as social welfare services

How can I get involved in Bourne?

Use our Contact page below and let us know you wish to speak with the Project Manager for Bourne. They will be in touch shortly.

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