Chronicle Wish Tokens 2016

The Chronicle Wish Token campaign starts on Monday 10th October 2016 and runs till Saturday 7th January 2017. If you buy the Chronicle and you haven’t chosen a charity yet could we ask that you collect them for The Baby Equipment Loan Service and Toy Library. Many thanks for your support.

Howdon Community Centre

The Baby Equipment Loan Service and Toy Library is based within the Howdon Community Centre and we thought that it would be good to highlight other activities that you can access here. The community centre is open 9am-8pm Monday – Friday. Below is a list of activities and what days they happen.

Monday Aerotone 10.00am – 11.00am
Toddler Group 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Clubbercise 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Cllr’s Surgery 4.00pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday Zumba 9.45am – 10.45am
Tai Chi 11am – 12noon
Tap Dance 4.15pm – 5.00pm
Step Aerobics 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Legs, Bums & Tums 6.15pm – 7.00pm
Step & Tone 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Belly Dance 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday Pilates 9.30am – 10.30am
Healthy Hearts 10.30am – 12noon
Just Jhoom 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Step & Tone 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Youth Club 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Craft Group 9.30am – 11.30am
Creative Writing 10.00am – 12noon
Thursday Friendly 50’s 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Sing & Sign (Under 5’s – once a month) 2.15pm – 3.00pm
NHS one to one clinic 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Legs, Bums & Tums 7.15pm – 8.00pm
Friday Step & Tone 9.30am – 10.30am
OPEC (Older People’s Exercise Class) 10.30am – 11.30am
Carpet Bowls 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Pilates 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Zumba 6.15pm – 7.15pm

There is also a gym, room hire available at competitive prices, including multi-use games area, 5-a-side football pitch, hall and medium sized rooms.

For more information ring 0191 6437955 or email:


Update on AGM and 30th Anniversary Celebration

The AGM and 30th Anniversary Celebration held on Monday 19th October 2015 was a great success. We raised £716 on the raffle and £150 on the tombola. The Annual Report was presented at the meeting and if you would like a copy please contact us and we will email you a it. We had a special guest appearance from Pudsey Bear and here he is helping Katherine (Project Support Worker) cut the cake.