The Woodhouse Autumn Fair

Councillor Simon Morrow( Chairman of Tandridge District Council) very kindly opened the Woodhouse Centre’s Autumn Fair on 21 October. The Fair was the first one since Covid and had a great attendance providing a wonderful fund raising event for the Centre.

Poppy Dress

The Woodhouse Centre has created an amazing dress out of poppies to help support the Oxted Royal Legion Poppy Appeal and it is being displayed at Morrisons in Oxted.

Gift from The Tandridge Handicraft Society

Trustees, staff and members of the Woodhouse Centre were delighted to receive a hand made gift from the Tandridge Handicraft Society to mark the Centre’s 50th Anniversary. Jenny Beal, Chair of the Society, presented the embroidered picture at the group’s recent AGM held in the Woodhouse Centre.

New Machine for Men in Sheds

The Men in Sheds are very happy with their new machine – New Planer/thicknesser and would like to thank the generosity of the Limpsfield Artisan Golf Club who have chosed The Woodhouse Centre as their captain’s charity this year. They would also like to say a hearty thank-you for the recent donation of Ronseal Varnish organised which will be put to good use in the Shed.

Celebrating 50 years of The Woodhouse Centre

The Woodhouse Centre celebrated the start of their 50th anniversary with a special ‘golden rose’ planting ceremony. The sun shone and members watched the planting of the rose and had some drinks to celebrate this special occasion.

Workshops for the community

The Woodhouse Centre is planning some workshops for the community to come and try some new crafts.  These will take place in The Woodhouse and are open to all the community.  They will cover a whole range of crafts from bunting making to making Christmas Wreaths and cater for a whole range of ages.

The first workshops – MAKING BUNTING – A 3 hour workshop for parent and child/children on Monday 23rd August at The Woodhouse Centre, Oxted.  9.30-12.30 am and 2-5pm (choose session).  Cost per adult and child £20 (additional children £5 each) and includes fabrics and refreshments.  Sessions are for up to 6 adults with children (max 2 each) at each workshop.  Children aged 9+.

We are also offering a special rate of £15 for students – maybe of interest to students going off to Uni to decorate their new rooms.

INTERESTED IN TAKING PART: Contact the Woodhouse Centre by email or call on 01883 715189

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Grant for a new grinder for Men in Sheds

The Woodhouse Centre were very grateful to receive a Members’ Community Allocation Grant through Councillor Cameron McIntosh and were pleased to welcome Cameron along to the Centre to meet the members and see how the grant was spent.  The Men in Sheds have used it to buy a grinding tool and one of the members demonstrated it to Cameron.  The Men in Sheds have been very busy making all sorts of items from tables and bowls through to bird and hedgehog boxes and told Cameron how pleased they were to be back after lockdown.

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.