Having taken advice from
Community Action Suffolk, the Community Centre re-opened on an extremely limited basis as from 12th
April for support
groups and children’s groups. As from 17th May (at the earliest) more
groups (including fitness groups) will be able to return. Once open,
social distancing will remain in place as will the wearing of a face
covering; track and trace forms will also have to be completed. If the
Government’s roadmap goes to plan, then as from 21st June (at the
earliest) all legal limits on social contact will be removed.
We hope that Community
Markets will start again on Saturday July 10th (but as usual there will be
no Community Market in August).
The 2020 AGM took place via Zoom on October 15th.
Minutes are available here .
About the Association
Old Felixstowe Community
Association (OFCA) was formed in 1973, and our activities focus on the
Community Centre in Ferry Road, just across from St Peter and St Paul
Church. The Centre's excellent facilities comprise two large meeting rooms
(one with a stage), a coffee lounge, a small meeting room, and a kitchen. All these, together with two
recently-resurfaced tennis courts, can be
hired at very reasonable rates. Follow the 'Community Centre' link on the
left for details of rooms, hiring conditions, and rates of hire.
Our membership area covers Old Felixstowe - east of Hamilton Road
together with the
Glenfield / Fairfield Road area, but the Centre and its facilities can be
used by all. We have over 600 members, who receive a two-monthly
Newsletter. Membership costs just £3 a year for individuals, £5 for a
family. If you live in the Old Felixstowe area we'd be delighted to
welcome you as a member!
Over 25 different groups
use the Centre regularly - follow the 'Affiliated Groups' link on the left
for a list with contact details. Occasional and one-off bookings are also
OFCA helps to support the
running costs of the Centre by organising Community Markets and a Summer
Fair, and a very popular Christmas card delivery scheme. We also look
after the village sign, which commemorates Walton Priory and the ships
that used the Kingsfleet up to the 14th Century.
OFCA is run by a General
Council, together with a Management Committee which looks after the
day-to-day running and maintenance of the Community Centre. Needless to
say, we are always looking for new people to help with these activities -
if you are interested in helping, please contact one of the Council or
Committee members - we'd love to hear from you!
OFCA has put in place
policies concerning health and safety, equal opportunities, and
safeguarding. All those who help in OFCA and who use OFCA facilities
should be aware of these policies, which can be downloaded here:
Health & Safety
Equal Opportunities Policy