New Exercise Group

>> Thursday 20th December 2018. Our weekly exercise group has become so popular that we're starting a second one. Why not make it your New Year's resolution? 11am each Monday, starting on 14th January. Call the centre on 01908 614749. Food - Fun - Friends for just £3 per session (inc coffee and biscuits) with the option of a home-cooked, two-course lunch for £4. Lasting 45 minutes, the classes will be with our new, fully-qualified and experienced instructor. Each will begin with everyone seated but, after a warm-up, anyone can take part standing.

Christmas Saturday Lunch Club
>> Saturday 15th December 2018. It was festive jumpers and hats galore at the centre today. Turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pud - delicious! Thanks to everyone who came and special thanks to our team of volunteers who did a fantastic job. If you fancy trying our monthly lunch club, give the centre a call on 01908 614749. Our next lunch is on Saturday 19th January. Hope to see you there. See photos from the Christmas lunch.
Brooklands 'Woman of the Year'
>>Tuesday 11th December. Our 70+ volunteers have awarded Sandra Dorrill the centre's Woman of the Year Award for her tireless, dedicated and caring work for older people in Newport Pagnell. The engraved glass trophy was presented to Sandra by Councillor Keith McLean, representing the Mayor of Milton Keynes. Read more about Sandra's award.

Brooklands Christmas Lights Fayre

>>Sunday 25th November. Newport Pagnell was buzzing yesterday on Christmas lights switch-on day. The centre was open between 9:30 am and 4:30pm and lots of people dropped in for warming homemade soup, a hot dog or a lovely piece of cake. There were stalls in aid of the Brownies and Friends of Willen Hospice (toys and games) as well as others selling jigsaws and Christmas gifts, cards, decorations and wrapping paper. There was also a chance to try your luck at the bottle tombola, lucky dip, name the giant teddy or the hamper raffle!

Art Exhibition - Saturday, 10 November 2018
>> 11 November 2018. Many thanks to everyone who came to our exhibition yesterday. Over 70 paintings were on display together with some lovely craft items made by members of our Art Group. Most of the pictures were available to buy. Many thanks to Loretta and everyone involved for organising. Our Art Group is one of the many successful groups that regularly meet at the centre. If you fancy bringing out your artistic talents, please get in touch for more details. See some photos of the exhibition.
Huge Thanks to You and Tesco
>> 7 October 2018. A big thank-you to everyone who voted for The Brooklands Centre with their Tesco 'Bags of Help' blue tokens during July and August. We came first and won £4,000 towards replacing our small mini-bus! We really appreciate your help to fund transport for older members of our community. The new mini-bus is on order and should be with us by the end of October. Watch this space! Thanks again.
Volunteers' Cream Tea Afternoon - Sunday, 30 September 2018
>> 7 October 2018. Take a look at a few photos from our recent volunteers' get-together. A chance to have a chat, get to know each other better and welcome our new volunteers. Many thanks to our wonderful team of around 70 volunteers who provide Food - Fun - Friendship at Brooklands. It's your help that keeps the cente running!
Annual General Meeting - Wednesday, 22 August 2018
>> 23 August 2018. Many thanks to everyone who attended our AGM last night. Over 20 people came to the meeting. It was fascinating to hear about Brooklands' successes over the past year and find out what goes on at our fantastic community centre - Day Clubs (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Friends' Group, Pop-In, Tai-Chi, Computer Club, Bingo Club, Art Class, Exercise Group, Garden Club, Jim's Brooklands Singers, Walking Group, Carers' Group, Book Club, Brooklands Trips and the Saturday Lunch Club - all thanks to our dedicated Centre Manager, Trustees and an army of over 70 dedicated volunteers. If you fancy joining one of our groups or becoming a volunteer, please get in touch on 01908 614749.
Cream Tea Afternoon - Sunday, 19 August 2018
>> 19 August 2018. Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed a delicious cream tea and a lovely afternoon at the centre today. Thanks also to our hard-working volunteers! It was a well-attended event and everyone had a great time. The afternoon also raised funds for the centre. See some photos of the afternoon.
We need volunteer drivers and escorts
>> 28 July 2018. Local people love to attend the clubs and groups that meet at Brooklands but many of them need transport. We have two mini-buses and we're looking for volunteer drivers and escorts. Just a few hours a week is all we're asking for. More details.
Spick and span

>> 28 July 2018. The centre's looking spick and span after having been repainted and revarnished recently - complete with a more visible sign! See a photo of the centre.

Brooklands joins Newport Pagnell Carnival - Saturday, 7 July 2018

>> 7 July 2018. Volunteers and members of our groups took part in the Newport Pagnell Carnival today. They showed the town the great range of activities on offer at the centre, including: Tai Chi, Pop In Centre, Day Club, Computer Class, Art Class, Exercise Group, Carers' Group, Walking Group, Yoga Group and the Saturday Lunch Club. Take a look at our carnival photos.

Warm weather prompts tai chi class to move outdoors

>> 6 July 2018. Our tai chi group took advantage of the glorious weather recently with a class in the lovely Ousebank Gardens, thanks to Jenny Wong. See photos of the outdoor classTai chi is just one of the many clubs and groups that meet at the centre each week.

Vote for new Brooklands mini-bus with Tesco blue tokens

>> 1 July 2018. Please use your Tesco blue tokens to vote for Brooklands during July and August and help us replace our small mini-bus. We are one of three good causes chosen to take part in the scheme and could win up to £4,000. More details.

Brooklands over the airwaves - Friday, 29 July 2018
>> 28 June 2018. Tune into local radio station CRMK tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon. Hear our Catherine Hall and Irene Henderson talking with Thia Cooper about the fantastic activities that take place at the centre, the wide range of groups that meet there and how you can join us a volunteer.