Welcome Back to Love’s Farm House

Welcome back to Love’s Farm House on this sunny Monday!

We are now officially open for children’s activities, parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for adult exercise classes, the cafe, bar and parties but we hope to be able to bring these back very soon.

In the meantime you can find details of what’s going on at Love’s Farm House, along with information about how to book your place, on our What’s On Guide. We hope to see you soon!

Love’s Farm House Will Reopen on 12 April

We are excited to confirm that Love’s Farm House will be reopening on Monday 12 April 2021.

Initially we can only reopen for activities which are permitted under Step 2 of the Government’s Roadmap – children’s activities (including children’s exercise and dance classes), parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church.

Unfortunately that means you’ll have to hold off on organising a birthday party in the building for now, though we are happy to take provisional party bookings from 21 June 2021 onwards. We hope to be able to welcome back adult exercise classes from 17 May, with the bar, cafe, events, parties and private hire following later in the summer.

All sessions need to be booked in advance while restrictions remain in place. Check out our What’s On Page for our April timetable and details of how to book your space. You can also find further information on our Facebook Page.

Covid-19 safety measures remain in place throughout the building, including extra cleaning, hand sanitiser points and a one-way system, so please take a little time when you arrive to familiarise yourself with the new layout. Don’t forget your face covering, as these remain compulsory in Community Centres. Most of all, be kind to each other as we all get to grips with the new arrangements.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to St Neots Town Council, who provided funding to enable us to upgrade the hot water system at Love’s Farm House when a routine Legionella Risk Assessment identified that the water tanks were no longer heating up to the temperature required to kill legionella bacteria.

This could have caused a major delay to reopening the building, but thanks to funding from the Town Council’s Grant Aid Scheme we were able to carry out the remedial work while the building was closed for the national lockdown, meaning that we are now able to reopen on schedule, in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Thank you St Neots Town Council!

We’re looking forward to welcoming our customers back from Monday 12 April and hope that Love’s Farm House will be able to take its place as the hub of the Love’s Farm community once more.

Happy New Year from Love’s Farm House

We’d like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year!

While Love’s Farm remains in Tier 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, Love’s Farm House will be closed with the exception of a few exempt activities.

Many of our hirers are continuing with their sessions online via Zoom or YouTube during this period. You can find contact details for all of our hirers on our What’s On page if you would like to book a place on any of the online sessions.

In the meantime, stay safe and well and we’ll see you on the other side!

Love’s Farm House is Open

Welcome back to Love’s Farm House!

From Wednesday 2 December most sessions will be running as normal. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest updates.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Love’s Farm House is only open to people attending a scheduled activity. The bar and cafe sadly remain closed for the present. However from acro dance right through to zumba, there’s plenty on the schedule for everyone to enjoy. Check out our What’s On Guide for details of the activities running in the building and how you can book your space.

Strict safety measures remain in place and sessions have been carefully planned to ensure that nobody mixes outside their household bubble.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Notice of AGM

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO (Love’s Farm House)

The Trustees and Members of the Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, working as Love’s Farm House, are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2019-2020 on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 7.15pm.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the AGM will be held via Zoom video conference. Members will be supplied with the log-in details via email.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. If you are not already a Member of the CIO and would like to attend the AGM, please RSVP to jenny@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk so that we can send you the log-in details.

There is a requirement for one third of the Trustee Board to step down at each AGM. The following candidate is standing for election as a Trustee:

Alastair McKenzie

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Could you be a Trustee of Love’s Farm House?

Love’s Farm House is managed by Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, a charity set up by members of the Love’s Farm Community Association and other local residents. Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) there’s a chance to welcome new trustees to the board. Could you be one of them?

The trustees are volunteers who take overall responsibility for the community centre. At the monthly trustee meetings (on the first Wednesday of each month) they discuss things such as finances, marketing and fundraising, defining policies and procedures, employing and managing staff, planning events and ensuring that the building is run in accordance with the charity’s constitution and mission statement – see lovesfarmhouse.com/about/mission-statement/.

It’s useful to have a range of ages, backgrounds and interests to help serve all parts of our community. Our trustees are a friendly and welcoming bunch and no specific skills or experience are required, as we recognise that everyone will bring something different to the role. There are opportunities to get involved in the running of Love’s Farm House in many different ways depending on your own interests, from helping to plan events such as the beer nights or Halloween disco, to brainstorming ways to better engage with our community, to using any specialist skills you may have to help create policies, manage finances or assist with HR.

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee (or would like to volunteer in any other way) the team would love to hear from you. Please email chair@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call 01480 262626 for more information or to register your interest.

Love’s Farm House is reopening!

We are very happy to announce that Love’s Farm House will be reopening on Monday 7 September 2020. We are really looking forward to welcoming our customers back!

We have worked very hard to provide a Covid-19 safe building for our customers. Things will inevitably look a bit different at first, and initially the building will only be open to people who are attending a scheduled activity. The measures we have introduced to help keep our customers safe include:

The building will be cleaned thoroughly overnight and our staff will be carrying out additional cleaning of all high-contact surfaces throughout the day.

It is compulsory to wear a face covering in Love’s Farm House, unless you are exempt from the government requirements. You may be permitted to remove your face covering in very limited circumstances, for example while exercising. Your group leader will let you know the details.

We ask that you sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building. There are hand sanitiser units located throughout the building.

There is a one-way system around the foyer, and this area will be a through-route only. You will need to wait outside the building for your group leader to let you in. You should then follow the one-way system to the relevant room. The exit from the Hall is via the side door, customers leaving the Meeting Room or requiring an accessible exit should leave via the main doors.

The toilets will operate on a one person / household bubble in, one out policy and will be cleaned frequently throughout the day. The disabled toilet will now be the ladies’, disabled and baby change.

It is really important that we all play our part to minimise the spread of coronavirus within our community. To help us to do this, please ensure that you do not enter the building if you or anyone in your household has had symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 10 days, or if you are required to self-isolate for any reason.

You can find our full Covid-19 Risk Assessment on the Policies tab of our website.

Our Bar and Cafe remain closed, but we are actively making plans to open these as soon as we are able to do so safely.

Current government guidance also doesn’t permit us to host parties at present. However if you would like to make a tentative party booking for a date from 1 November 2020 onwards, please contact bookings@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Love’s Farm House. Many of our regular classes will be returning, and we also have a number of new hirers joining us. Please watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on our hire timetable and to find out when your favourite classes are returning.