Topsham Community Association 

THE HEART OF TOPSHAM

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Matthews Hall hire: 01392 876865

Caretaker: 07736 735181

Saturday market: 07854 301869 market@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk

Admin: 07940 960560 info@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk

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On Thursday 5th September we are having an open day at Matthews Hall for regular hall users to show what goes on. Pop in between 2:30 and 7pm to see. In conjuction, Love Topsham are organising a Join the Club weekend on Sat 7th and Sun 8th. June '19

 

The Topsham Emergency Group has a website www.topfloods.co.uk giving advice and information about flooding. Please have a look if you are interested in proposals for defences or if you'd like to help by being a flood warden. May '19

 

Over the summer our market is spilling out on to the green for monthly Summer Saturdays. The first will be on May 11th. Look out for stalls and music and jollity. April '19

 

We are supporting Love Topsham's Spring Forward Day on 30th March by hosting music, crafts, a raffle, children's yoga and a springy market until 2pm.  March '19

 

Seeking new directors

Topsham Community Association is looking for two new voluntary directors to join our board and assist in running community activities, managing Matthews Hall and developing the Association. If you would like to get involved and make a contribution to the Community in Topsham we would love to hear from you. Experience or/and knowledge of any of the following would be useful in this role:  Organising community activities, Managing a venue, Managing staff, Governance of a charity and a company, Law, IT, Finance, Marketing. If you would like more information, please email our Secretary, Fran Murrell, at franmurrell@talktalk.ne March/June 2019

 

A lovely volunteer team have been making the flower beds at the front of Matthews Hall look colourful for spring. Some help with shrub pruning would still be appreciated. March '19

 

We are delighted to announce that we have a new treasurer, Jamie Vanrenan, to keep an eye on our finances. Feb '19

 

After a January break, the Matthews Hall cafe is open again, freshly decorated, with new chairs and new items on the menu. Feb

 

The over 50s "Youth" group meets every Tuesday at 2pm for for good company, table tennis, tea, pool, scrabble, petanque, chat, etc at the Dorothy Holman Centre. Free, friendly, fun and flexible. Pop along and have a look if you haven't been before. No catch. Jan 19

 

Rogan, the Topsham Town Crier, aims to perform a crie at 11am on the first Saturday of each month outside Matthews Hall to announce forthcoming events in Topsham. If you have a non-commercial event that you would like to be advertised, contact Rogan topshamtowncrier@ gmail.com Jan 19

 

The TCA Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 6 December 2018 and will start at 7.30pm.  Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis will speak on Histories of the Unexpected. Wine and mince pies for sale. Free entry for all, including non-members. Everyone welcome! Nov 18

 

Christmas lights switch on is Friday 30th November. Meet outside Matthews Hall at 5pm and join us for carol singing to mark the start of the festive season. The cafe will be open for mulled wine and mince pies. Then stroll together to events at the quay. 7 Nov 18

 

TCA are delighted to support the Christmas lights appeal by donating the £250 profit from the Greatest Showman film. 8 Oct 18

 

To celebrate 90 years of Matthews Hall, TCA is showing the film the Greatest Showman at 4pm and 7:30 pm on Friday 28th September. See posters for details. Sept 18

 

TCA is supporting Topsham Charter Day on Saturday 25th August. There is lots on around the town including the Town Crier's competition. See Topsham Charter Day on facebook for details. 22 Aug 18

 

TCA is hosting a screening of the War Horse film on Tuesday 21st August at 7:30pm. Tickets £5 in advance from The Topsham Bookshop or email info@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk or £6 on the door. All proceeds in support of Topsham Charter Day.  

 

Topsham Town Fayre week 13-19 August. Look out on posters and calendars for events during town fayre week, including music and comedy, a quiz, dog show and bingo at Matthews Hall and lots of other events elsewhere. See: www.lovetopsham.co.uk/2017/03/25/whats-on 2 Aug '18

 

A beautiful new website for Topsham has been launched: www.lovetopsham.co.uk 

This website will now host the community diary. You can submit your events directly to the community diary via www.lovetopsham.co.uk/2017/03/25/whats-on  July 2018

 

The Matthews Hall calendar is now available on-line, see:  www.matthewshalltopsham.co.uk/whats-on, but still check with Veronica 876865 for bookings. June 2018

 

We welcome Mary Knight as the new Saturday market manager. Contact Mary on 07854 301869 or market@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk.  June 2018

 

TCA has appointed a part-time administrator, based at Matthews Hall, four mornings a week. Contact info@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk. May 2018

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