Falkirk Council

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Grange Community Centre

Activities programme


 
Monday
Activity Times
Playgroup 9.15am - 11.30am
Parents & Babies 10.00am - 11.30am
Ladies Badminton 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Grange After School Project             2.00pm - 6.00pm
Youth Club (P6-P7) term time only  6.30pm - 8.30pm
Table Tennis 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Tuesday
Activity Times
Playgroup 9.15am - 11.30am
Grange After School Project 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Rainbow Guides 6.15pm - 7.15pm
Youth Club (S1-S2) term time only 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Wednesday
Activity Times
Playgroup 9.15am - 11.30am
Quilters Group term time only 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Grange After School Project             2.00pm - 6.00pm
Youth Club (P3-P5) term time only 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Denny Speakers Club (fortnightly) 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Adult Badminton 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Thursday
Activity Times
Playgroup 9.15am - 11.30am
Parent & Babies 10.00am - 11.30am
Happy Club 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Grange After School Project    2.00pm - 6.00pm
Wallacestone PS Football 3.30pm - 4.00pm
Youth Club (S2+) term time only     6.30pm - 9.30pm
DofE Award Group 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Table Tennis 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Friday
Activity Times
Playgroup 9.15am - 11.30am
Over 50s Table Tennis 10.00am - 12.00pm
Grange After School Project               2.00pm - 6.00pm
Mini Tennis (Sports Development)     
term time only
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Table Tennis 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Saturday
Activity Times
Activities Club                                 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Archery  6.00pm - 10.00pm
 
Sunday
Activity Times
Archery                                       

9.00am - 5.00pm

Basketball

6.30pm - 8.15pm

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Activity information

Activities Club

This club is open to all members of Down's Syndrome Scotland (Central Region)|. There are fortnightly meetings, which offer parents or carers an opportunity to meet with others who have similar problems to themselves. A music teacher gives individual tuition and there are also paid helpers who offer various activities to members and their families. A lot of information can be found on the Down's Syndrome Scotland (Central Region)| website.

Archery

The Grange Archery Club is affiliated to the national governing body (Archery GB) and meets in this centre on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Further information may be found at the Grange Archery Club website|, with information regarding the sport in Scotland on the Scottish Archery Association website|.

Archery (beginners)

The Archery Club is hoping to offer tuition for beginners from October 2007. Please contact the Grange Centre to register your interest.

Badminton

This is a mixed group ranging from 30 to 60 years of age. They play regularly on a Wednesday evening from 8.00pm until 10.00pm. Grange centre facilities are good, with 3 courts available so nobody is off court too long. Any new members would be made most welcome. If there are other clubs in the area who would like a friendly match a couple of times a year, please contact us at the Grange Centre.

Basketball

Meeting on a Sunday evening between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, this group would welcome new adult members.

Grange After School Project

This project offers affordable after school childcare, which allows working parents to relax in the knowledge that their children have fun and are well cared for by trained staff in a safe and secure environment.

Happy Club

A group of local ladies who meet each Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. They have tea and biscuits followed by a game of bingo and a chat.

Ladies' Badminton

If you've played before and have a couple of hours free on Mondays between 1.30pm and 3.00pm, why not come along and enjoy a game or two with our ladies badminton group? You would be made most welcome.

Over 50s Table Tennis

An enthusiastic and energetic group; if you are over fifty and enjoy a game of table tennis this is the place for you.

Parent & Babies

An opportunity for parents with babies to meet in a pleasant and informal environment to share information and experiences.

Playgroup

The Grange Centre Playgroup has three qualified playleaders who deliver a programme packed with fun and variety. Up to 20 children between 2 and 4 years old attend from Monday to Friday each week. This parent run group is self supporting and relies on fundraising throughout the year.

Rainbow Guides

Twenty or more 5-7 year old girls take part in various craft and sporting activities. They are supported by trained leaders and also Ranger Guides who help as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award|. Further information on Rainbow Guides can be found on the Girl Guiding website|.

Table Tennis

The Grange Centre Table Tennis Club (GCTTC) has a mixed membership from all over Scotland and beyond. All ages participate from primary school age to veterans. The club introduced a primary school league on Saturday mornings, which has proved really successful with new players taking part every week. 

GCTTC have several teams competing in the Stirlingshire and Midland Counties Table Tennis League where they acquit themselves very well. As part of their development plan they have been fortunate enough to have had five international coaches come to the club to spend time developing young players. For further information on the sport contact this centre or visit Table Tennis Scotland|.

Primary school table tennis coaching sessions are also run.

Youth Groups - Important News


Due to our success, and the large numbers of children attending the Wednesday night Youth Club, it has been necessary to change the age ranges of our existing youth provision.

Youth Clubs
Day Time Age Range
Monday

6.30pm - 8.30pm

P6 - P7

Tuesday

6.30pm - 9.30pm

S1 - S2 

Wednesday

6.30pm - 8.00pm

P3 - P5

Thursday

6.30pm - 9.30pm
'Drop in'

S2+

Entry to all youth provision is £1 plus annual membership. 

It is essential that children and young people attending Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening Youth Clubs are dropped off and collected by a parent/guardian. 

The programme offered includes games, arts & crafts, cooking, baking, team building activities and issue based group work etc; and young people will be able to take part in an accredited youth awards programme. 

Our Thursday evening youth provision is a drop-in, where young people can come and go between our opening times. Young people sometimes come in and then go down to Tesco's then return to the youth club. 

We are always looking for new volunteers, if you fancy becoming involved and have a spare 2/3 hrs per month, please get in touch.

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Information on non-centre groups

The following groups also have space within the centre programme:

  • Active Schools
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Education Assessment Unit
  • Sports Development

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Centre information

The Grange Community Education Association (CEA) Management Committee comprises members of the local community. These volunteers are supported by the Community Education Worker in the administration and delivery of the Centre Programme.

Each centre group has a nominated leader who acts as a representative at CEA meetings.

The aims of the Grange CEA are:

  1. to advance education and to provide, or assist in the provision of, facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation, where such provision or assistance is:
  1. in the interests of social welfare
  2. made with the object of improving the conditions of the life of the members of the community in the area of benefit

and for those purposes to associate with the Falkirk Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council), voluntary organisations and inhabitants in the area of  benefit.

  1. to co-operate with the Council and its successors in office in establishing, maintaining and managing any community education centres situated in the area of benefit which is provided or grant aided by the Council insofar as it is established, maintained and managed for the attainment of object (a) of the Association.

The Grange Community Education Association Management Committee will meet on:

  • 21 August 2013
  • 02 October 2013
  • 13 November 2013
  • 18 December 2013

Meetings will be held in the Grange Centre, Brightons at 7.30pm.

At least one member from each Centre group must attend. All Grange Centre key holders should also attend.

All centre members, and members of our local community are also cordially invited.

The complete Grange CEA Constitution is available below:



 

Executive committee

The CEA executive committee consists of the following:

  • Vikki Betty, Chairperson
  • Kateri Wilson-Whalley, Vice Chairperson
  • Ralph Gillingham, Secretary
  • Teresa Baird - Treasurer

Committee members should be contacted through Grange Community Education Centre.

Committee meetings generally take place every six weeks. Notice of committee meetings is given in the Falkirk Herald two weeks prior to the meeting taking place.

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Contact Us
  • By Post: 
    Grange Community Education Association
    Redding Road
    Brightons
    Falkirk
    FK2 0AA 
  • By Telephone:
    01324 503830
  • By Fax:
    01324 503831
  • By Email:
    grange@
    falkirk.gov.uk