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Registered charity no.1163286

Welcome to the OFCA website. Please contact Website Manager Dave Songhurst if you have queries or updates to website information.

Covid update

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, with more groups (including fitness groups) from 17th May. Social distancing remains in place including the wearing of a face covering; track and trace forms should also 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).

AGM

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! You can download a membership form here.

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 welcome.

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 Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Safeguarding Policy