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We are currently experiencing difficulties contacting people with hotmail email addresses.  The same problems may apply to outlook email addresses too.  This seems to have been going on since late September.  For the time being, please don’t leave a hotmail email address as a contact if you can use an alternative.  If you must use hotmail, or you have been in touch recently and not had a reply, please check your hotmail “Junk Email” folder regularly.

It also helps if you add us to your hotmail safe senders list.  In the hotmail settings menu (the cogwheel on the toolbar) click “Options”, then open “Mail”, then “Junk email” and finally click “Safe senders”.  In the box, type “” (without the double quotes) then click the “+” to the right of the box (you may need to scroll right to see it).  Lastly click the “Save” button at the top left of the page.



Website to use encrypted connections

This website is currently being converted to use secure (encrypted) connections. You will be able to see this because the http: at the beginning of the website address in your browser’s URL or address bar has changed to https:  This should give you greater confidence that the information you see has not been tampered with, and that anything you send us via contact or booking forms cannot be intercepted or read by anyone else.

It will take us a little time to get everything converted, and for a few days you may get “mixed content” warnings from your browser.  This just means that not everything on the webpage you are reading is using https yet.  Please ignore these warnings for the moment, and they should disappear once we get everything transferred.


2017 Dates for your diary

Monday 10 April – FHCA AGM, 20:00 in the Community Centre.

Sunday 30 April – FHCA Road Reps party, 14:30 in the Community Centre.

Sunday 16 July – Village picnic in the Recreation Ground.

Saturday 14 October – Quiz night, the Community Centre.

Saturday 25 November – Christmas Lights switch on.



Village picnic

The annual village picnic will be held on the Recreation Ground on Sunday 17 July from noon to 4pm.  If wet, some events will be held in the Community Centre.


Help Wanted!

‘The Council’ (whether Parish, District or County) does NOT run the Community Centre. It is a charitable trust and is run entirely by volunteers – your friends and neighbours. The Centre is heavily booked during the week, and quite a lot at weekends. Without it, there would be a shortage of places to meet – for classes, clubs, blood donation, parties, elections – and a serious decrease in local opportunities.

At the moment, too many of the Committee are operating without any back-up; illness, accident, holidays or work obligations could all trigger a crisis. Some help would be most welcome; it needn’t be a large or long-term commitment. An offer to do some small defined job eases the load; recent examples include the purchase of a new carpet sweeper, proofreading The Grapevine occasionally.

Suggestions include: liaising with cleaners once a month, liaising with contractors as and when, applying for grants, helping to decorate the hall at Christmas time, updating the website, being on a rota to alarm and de-alarm the centre at weekends, helping at the occasional fund-raising event.

If you can help, please get in touch!

Contact details: use the ‘Contact Us’ feature on this website or



New website for Flackwell Heath Community Centre

Welcome to our new website. It is currently (January 2016) and the site is still under the last stages of construction. So some things are being changed and added to make the site as useful as possible to both users and the committee. We would welcome any feedback as we enter the testing stage, so if you like what we have done so far, or have some comments to improve the website please let us know by sending us a message. Our overall goal is to make it easy to locate what is on and when, and for those booking the facility you can see what times are available and apply for a booking through this website. The site also contains all of our terms and conditions of use.


Back issues of the Grapevine will also be available through this website in a special section accessed through the menu under the heading Grapevine.

Mobile Friendly

This site is based on a responsive website template which means it will scale and reorganise itself depending on the screen size of the device you are viewing it on. This will make it easy to access information about the Flackwell Heath Community Centre and the Flackwell Heath Community Association irrespective of whether you are using an iPhone or Android phone or a desktop computer with a large screen.