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.

Love’s Farm House is Closed to the Public

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Following the government’s announcement on Friday 20th March that all leisure venues should close in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Love’s Farm House is currently closed to the public. 

We will continue to play our part in supporting the community in whatever way we can during the closure period. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for further updates, and we hope to see you all when things are able to return to normal and it’s safe for the building to reopen.

Love’s Farm House Opening Hours

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Love’s Farm House is currently open, and we are hoping to be of service to our community in whatever way we can during this difficult time.

There may be changes to our usual opening hours, which are 9am-3pm Monday to Friday during term time and 9am-12noon Monday to Friday during school holiday dates. We aim to keep to these hours as far as possible but will have to continually review depending on staffing levels and government guidance. As and when our opening hours change we will do our best to publish this on our Facebook Page, so please check before you visit.

Sadly our Friday Bar Nights, Lazy Breakfast and Tuesday Café sessions are suspended until further notice. Many of our hirers have also had to suspend their sessions due to the current government guidance, so please check with your session provider before attending to avoid disappointment.

We are asking for our visitors’ help to make sure that we can comply with the social distancing measures currently advised by the government. Please wash your hands on entering the building, ensure that you maintain a distance of at least 1 metre between yourself and anyone outside your family / household group, and please stay at home if you or anyone in your household feels unwell.

We are lucky to be part of such an amazing community on Love’s Farm and we are working together with other local organisations including Love’s Farm Community Association, Love’s Farm Church and our Local Councillors to find out how we can use the building to help and support our community during this time.