Welcome to Palgrave and District Community Centre
Palgrave & District Community Centre is a local charity (PDCC) managed by a committee of trustees. The trustees are all local residents who volunteer their time to enable the Community Centre, the playing field and the children’s play area to provide recreational activities in our local community.
The charity has to generate income to cover the running costs of the Centre, the playing field and the children’s play area. We do this through membership subscriptions, fundraising events and the hire of the Centre for private functions and by regular activity groups and clubs. Remarkably, given our strong community focus and the local amenities we provide, we do not receive funding to cover our running costs from public bodies such as the District Council or the Parish Council.
The PDCC offers a membership scheme which is open to any adult in Palgrave and the neighbouring areas including Diss. Membership is currently set at £10 per year. As well as helping us to keep the Centre running, the scheme also gives members price reductions for some PDCC events such as entry to the monthly cinema evenings.
We organise a number of community events throughout the year – coffee mornings, garage sales, open gardens, barbeques and, quiz evenings. Regular activities taking place at the Centre include art and photography groups, dancing and exercise classes, Friendship Club, carpet bowls, cribbage, meditation, boot camp, children’s sports group, a theatre group and a ukulele group. Every week during term-time classes from Palgrave primary school also use the Centre and playing field.
The Centre is also home to the “Community Club” licensed bar, which is open every Friday evening. It is run by volunteers and provides a place for residents to meet up and enjoy a drink. Charity Commission rules mean that the Community Club bar is run separately to the PDCC - Community Club membership also gives members cheaper prices.
The main hall and the lounge area are available for functions, events and meetings at a really reasonable rate. More information can be found via the contact/booking area link.
And lastly, the PDCC fund, produce and distribute the village’s monthly magazine “The Palgrave Star” which keeps the community in touch with village life and is delivered free to every household in the village, it is also available online.
What's Coming Up
Summer BBQ and Red Heart Band
Membership Day and Photo Exhibition
After sowing in September following 2 years of hard slog, we are now starting to reap the rewards. The first wild Poppy showed itself in early May and by Mid-May we had hundreds of glorious flowers.
Please come and take a look and enjoy.
PALGRAVE HISTORY GROUP
The first meeting of the 2022 History Group met on the 29th January.
We are very pleased to say that we have a good selection of volunteers for the project and the decision has been made to move ahead, with the aim to produce material in book, pamphlet and online form in 2022.
We will shortly be contacting residents on how they can help bring this project to life.
If you want more information or would like to get involved please contact Phil Dyer on firstname.lastname@example.org i