From all of us at the Centre we would like to wish everyone “Merry Christmas”. The Centre will be closed between Christmas and New Year (for opening and closing times please see our What’s On page ) and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2019. Thank you to everyone who has visited us, attended our groups and our fundraising events. We are grateful for your support and it is hugely motivating to everyone who works here so a big thank you from us all.
This year Oscar’s will be serving Christmas lunches on 19th and December 2018. To enjoy a 2 course meal and a choice of pudding and followed by tea or coffee you just have to call 01885 488495 by Thursday 13th December to reserve a table!
Today we are offering all our customers at Oscar’s Café a free top up of their hot drink – our latest promotion called Top up Tuesday! Netti and their team would like to thank all their customers for their custom and support by offering a free top up with your hot drink. The café has seen lots of new faces recently too and we are really pleased that more and more people are getting to know about the Café thanks to our promotions and activities.
Our free soft play area is also very popular and recently we have started a new offer of Craft Café events. Last week we welcomed Glazydays from Ledbury to the Centre who ran a pottery workshop upstairs in Oscar’s. After the success of the recent poppy making, Oscar’s will run regular craft events upstairs where children and families can relax together doing something creative. Everyone welcome and please check out our twitter and facebook pages for details.
Next week the café will be used for our Christmas Fayre and will be serving some light Christmassy refreshments for those visiting. We look forward to seeing you there! 29th November 6pm with the official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bromyard.
This month we’d like to welcome Natasha Brining and Aaron Willoughby to our Admin team. Natasha brings her organisational, administrative skills from her previous role as an events organiser to the team and we look forward to hopefully using some of them for events of our own! Aaron joins us from a role as Data administrator and Adult Skills tutor with Learning Box in Hereford and we hope to be using his skill and experience with our social media and monitoring. They will work with Anna Beddows, who manages the team, and Mandy Williams who have been with Hope for a combination of over 20 years. A great combination!
We are pleased to announce that Herefordshire Council have awarded us a new contract to deliver Children’s Centre services for the Bromyard reach area from October 1 2018 until March 2021. We have been delivering this service since 2012 and are delighted to carry on this important work in Bromyard; our knowledge and understanding of the needs of the local community and our strong professional partnerships are key to ensuring the strength and quality of our work and we would like to thank the families and children, our professional partners and our stakeholders for all their support.
The new contract forms part of a wider strategy in line with statutory guidance that can be viewed here. More information can also be found on the local authority’s website page on Children’s Centres in the county.
The delivery of the Children’s Centre contract is one of the many services at Hope that complements other services available to the public at the Centre; these include our Contact Centre provision, our onsite Early Years nursery and preschool, our Community café, Oscar’s and our Facilities and venue hire.
If you would like any other information about the work we do here or would like to discuss this please contact Sarah Eardley, CEO.