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  • Exciting News! The Oughtrington Community Centre Luncheon Club Returns!

    Exciting News! The Oughtrington Community Centre Luncheon Club Returns!

    We’re thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of the Oughtrington Community Centre Luncheon Club after Easter! The Luncheon Club has been a cornerstone of our community for nearly four decades, providing social connection, and a space to combat loneliness for our elderly, vulnerable, and isolated residents in Lymm, Oughtrington & Heatley. We understand the importance…

  • Hot topic

    Hot topic

    Back during the winter, we spotting a leak from one of the hot air blowers in our main hall – we were fortunate to have spotted it before water had even soaked into the the wooden floor. This highlighted a number of long term issues with the hall heating system, and parts of the pre-school…

  • Casting light in an emergency

    Casting light in an emergency

    Over the past few weeks Tom and his team from Warrington based Specialist Lighting Services have been updating our Emergency Lighting – replacing faulty units and adding new ones where needed to bring the Community Centre fully up to date with Emergency Lighting regulations. Hirers, users and visitors to the community centre should notice new…

  • Tiles, chimneys and THAT tree

    Tiles, chimneys and THAT tree

    We’ve had scaffold up at the front and rear of the Community Centre at the end of February 2024 & into March. We are replacing damaged & missing tiles on the roof (preventative measure – we are not aware of any leaks) and also removing the tree (yes, we had noticed!) and making two of…

  • Conexus Tuition

    English Maths & science tuition at OCC on Mondays, 15:30 to 17:30 in our main hall (entrance is to the rear of the building – up the driveway & left in though the glass doors). www.conexustuition.co.uk

  • Heating controls in the ‘extension’

    Heating controls in the ‘extension’

    With the colder weather we’ve realised that the heating controls in the OCC extension (the lobby areas, toilets and meeting room) were really not happy – these controls were put in around 15 years ago and were becoming problematic. Spare parts were no longer available so we’ve updated the controls (the OCC extension has underfloor…

  • Internet access at OCC

    Internet access at OCC

    We’ve put in an OpenReach fibre broadband line at OCC for the use of our hirers and visitors. Free access is available (subject to our terms & conditions) via the occ-guest SSID, and we can share the password for occ-private if required (e.g. if you are connecting smart speakers to the wifi). We are still…

  • Online booking

    OCC have implemented an online booking system to help increase utilisation of our facilities. The system is hosted by Hallmaster.co.uk, and is embedded in our website at www.oughtrington.co.uk/book We are working with our regular hirers to validate their regular slots (particularly around school holiday periods when have good availability). Users can still call us /…

  • Water main & inspection chamber covers

    Water main & inspection chamber covers

    We’ve been completing some essential maintenance over the half term break (whilst pre-school and many of our users have a well earned break) – we’ve replaced a section of water main using a mole (to save the amount of digging required), and had two inspection chamber covers replaced (one was collapsing, one – with a…

  • Drains, gutters and downpipes

    Drains, gutters and downpipes

    We looked at an cleared some of the gutters today, having noticed issues with them overflowing and leaking. Not the most pleasant of jobs, but satisfying to have resolved a number of issues. a couple of the highlights – a tennis ball was at the top of one of the downpipes within the guttering –…

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