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 Saturday 16th November Topsham Community Association is delighted to present Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen at Matthews Hall at 7:30pm to raise funds for Love Topsham’s Christmas lights. The 2018 film is based upon the true story of Queen’s journey from the start of the rock band to their now-legendary 1985 performance at the Live Aid concert in Wembley Stadium. Certificate PG-13. There will be a bar. Tickets are £5 in advance by emailing info@topshamcommunityassociation.co.uk or from Lily at the bookshop or £6 on the door.

 

AGM. On Thursday 5th December we will hold the Topsham Community Association AGM. The business part of the meeting will be short and sweet, followed by a talk ‘Now We Are Rather Older: revisiting Winnie-the-Pooh’ by Emma Jackson, curator of the recent A.A. Milne exhibition at the V&A. All are welcome, whether a TCA member or not, but why not join, it’s free. Oct '19

 

From October 2019 the lease of the Dorothy Holman Centre will transfer from its current management committee to Topsham Community Association. For the groups which currently use the Centre there will be no change. Some of the same people will continue to keep an eye on the much-loved and much-used recreation ground, topping up the outside table tennis bats and balls and liaising with Exeter City Council for example.  TCA will increase its opportunities to hire out space for its residents and groups, giving greater flexibility and choice.  We look forward to the future with enthusiasm and thank the custodians of the Dorothy Holman Centre for their decades of dedication to its maintenance and development. To book, ring Veronica on (01392) 875695. Sept '19

 

An indoor car boot sale will be held monthly at Matthews Hall on Sunday mornings in winter from 9am to noon. Come along and grab a bargain or have a clear out! The dates are Sundays 29th September, 27th October,  17th November, 26th January, 23rd February and 29th March. If you would like a stall for £12, please contact us. Sept '19 

 

We have a pleasant room available for hire, located at the rear of Matthews Hall, suitable for a small business, salon or workshop. The room measures 3.75m by 2.72m. It has good natural light, some shelving, an electric heater, sink, use of a communal kitchen and toilet facilities and an independent external entrance and letter box. It costs £275 per month. If you are interested in viewing it, please get in touch with the administrator or caretaker. Sept '19

 

On Thursday 5th September we held a vibrant open day at Matthews Hall for regular hall users to showcase what goes on. It kicked off Love Topsham's Join the Club weekend on Sat 7th and Sun 8th. Sept '19

 

TCA are pleased to donate the proceeds of £400 from showing the film The Great Gatsby to Topsham Charter Day.  Sept '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 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.net March/June 2019

 

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 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

 

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

 

TCA held a screening of the War Horse film on Tuesday 21st August 2018 with all proceeds in support of Topsham Charter Day. Sept 18  

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