New craft ideas

Check out some of the new craft ideas that Woodhouse members have been coming up with. Using a die cutting machine they have not only made a whole range of cards but also ear rings and some very cute ladybird planters from soft drinks and beer cans! They are also experimenting with tea bag art and have been promised end of run tea bags from Tetley and Yorkshire Tea to help.

Men in Sheds

Dave from The Men in Sheds at The Woodhouse Centre proudly showing his newly acquired skills on the lathe. The new bowls will shortly be available to purchase at the Woodhouse Centre.

Visit from the Neighbourhood Team

Lovely to receive a surprise visit from Lisa Cobby (Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team). She was pleased our members were enjoying the Centre once again and that we were safely following the Covid guidelines. Always great to see our local police community support officer. Thank you Lisa!

Thanks to Tandridge Together Lottery Fund

Members are so pleased to be back at The Centre and thanks to the heat pads purchased from money awarded by Tandridge Together Lottery Fund. They can now Diana chat and craft in comfort even with all the windows open 😀
https://www.tandridgelottery.co.uk/

Feature in Oxted Local Magazine

Don’t miss the full page feature on the Woodhouse Centre in the May edition of the free Oxted Local magazine! The article refers to our 50th Anniversary, our new Trustees, re-opening, current activities, and our search for more volunteers to lead craft and wood-working activities. The magazine is distributed to Oxted, Limpsfield, Hurst Green and surrounding areas.

High Sheriff of Surrey’s Visit to the Centre

The Woodhouse Centre in Oxted opened on 12th April after months of being closed.  The opening week was made extra special with a surprise visit from the High Sheriff of Surrey Mr Shahid Azeem DL, who came to look round.

He spent time talking to all the members and finding out about the crafts they were carrying out and also visited the Men in Sheds section.  He spoke about his role and how the majority of his time as High Sheriff has been in lockdown, including his installation process which had to be carried out for the first time in history virtually.

The Centre is Open Again

The Woodhouse Centre opened again on 12th April, in line with Government guidelines. The biggest priority remains the safety of the members and staff and The Centre will continue to do everything to limit the spread of the virus but are very pleased to welcome everyone back to The Woodhouse Centre.

Woodhouse Centre General Meeting – 18 Feb 2021

A Special General Meeting of the Woodhouse Centre will be held on Thursday, 18 February, at 12:30pm. The meeting will be held online, using the ‘Zoom platform.’

The Woodhouse Centre invites anyone interested to join in their Special General Meeting. Please register to attend the meeting by emailing: thewoodhousecentre@gmail.com. Once registered, we will send a pack of materials supporting the business of the meeting, including instructions for joining the online meeting and using Zoom, an introduction to the new Trustees and Officers being presented for election, last year’s Annual Accounts, and a report from the Manager, Dee Graham, on the Centre’s recent activities.