The Cambrian Community Centre is located on the Queen's Road Estate, in Richmond Upon Thames and has been supporting health and community for over 25 years. Read more about us here.
Have a look at our What's On
page for a list of our current activities.
We also run a friendly Community Gym - check it out here.
Please see our Hire page if you are interested
in hiring one of our rooms.
For news about the Cambrian Centre, please see the News page.
As before we have a range of activities online for people to enjoy. These are delivered via Zoom and you will need to contact us to request a meeting link to access the sessions.
General strength routine with Victoria – Tuesdays 10 am – 45 min session
Legs Bums and Tums with Paul – Thursdays 10.30am – 45 min session
General chat (gym/exercise advice) with Melissa from 10am Saturdays
We are considering making some short videos in response to particular requests/issues. If you would like some bespoke exercise advice and maybe a short video to outline any suggested exercise programme please let us know.
Following the announcement re Tier 4 restrictions in December and with no current plan to reduce these restrictions for Richmond as we move into the New Year we will be unfortunately continuing with the current closure of the Community Centre and gym.
We are awaiting news on the small of number of activity groups that have been permitted to continue – Largely those providing services and support for under 18s. The gym team will be meeting virtually next week to plan a small programme of online classes and support that we will offered during this enforced closure period. A newsletter outlining this programme will be sent out in the week of 4th January and details posted on this website.
Once again we send our apologies to all Centre users and gym members and hope you will bear with us during this period of disruption.
Have the happiest New Year that you can in the circumstances and we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Here’s to a better year in 2021!
We would like to wish all of our users, friends and neighbours a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. We have certainly had a tough year. We sincerely hope that 2021 will be better for all! As always we are here to assist in anyway that we can so please do keep in contact.
The Centre and Gym will be remaining open during most of the festive period so if you want to call,email or use the social media accounts we run please do feel free to do so.
From everyone at the Cambrian Centre
Opening hours for the festive period are as follows: Friday 25th Dec Closed Saturday 26th Dec Closed Monday28th Dec Closed Friday 1st Jan Closed
Following the recent government announcements relating to the easing of the national lock down we are pleased to announce that the Cambrian Centre gym will be re-opening from Thursday 3rd December. Members will need to book sessions by using the system on this website. This will be possible from this Thursday (25th Nov).
We still awaiting guidance relating to other Centre activities but we very much hope that the majority of activities can also recommence from the 3rd December. We will send out information on this as soon as we hear more.
If you are feeling isolated during the lockdown period and would like us to help link you up with a friend from the Centre for a walk please let us know. We will then aim to link you up with anyone else requesting a walking buddy.
We are very pleased to be able to offer some online activities whilst the Centre is closed. These include three regular weekly gym sessions with members of the gym team as well as a wide variety of group activities. These are all listed below. To access sessions please email us indicating which session (s) you are interested in and we will then email you a link to the relevant activity.
“Gym” sessions– Paul’s Tai Chi and exercise chat 2.45pm Mondays, Victoria’s exercise advice and exercise sessions 10am Fridays or Stretch and bend with Melissa 11am Saturdays. (All free to gym members)
Centre sessions– Choir with Deirdre Mondays 12.30am, Gentle Yoga with Noreen Tuesdays 11.30, Creative Writing with Gwen (1st Tues of the month) time TBC, Ukulele with Nicos Thursdays 8pm, Drawing with Claire Fridays 10am. All of these sessions have a (minimal) fee to attend.
Please email us with any questions on the sessions.
Following from the recent government announcement of a further lock down period from 5th November to 2nd December we will be closing the Community Centre and Gym from the 5th (last gym session Wednesday 4th).
Many activity groups will be continuing online. These include Drawing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Choir, Ukulele,Creative Writing. Please do get in contact if you need any help accessing these groups.
We are also planning to offer some online gym sessions which we anticipate will be led by a member of the gym team. More information on this will be emailed out to gym members and will also be added to this section of our website.
The closure is a great shame as we have been slowly building back up from the previous shut down and all the feedback had been very positive. We very much hope that this will be a short interlude and that we can get back to normal service as soon as possible. Take care all and we look forward to seeing you again before too long!
We expect that most of you will have heard the latest government announcement about a second nationwide lockdown from Thursday 5th November. Although MPs will be voting on this on Wednesday, the guidance already issued indicates the mandatory closure of gym facilities. We will be discussing the detail as further information becomes available however we have halted the ability to book gym sessions from close of play on Wednesday 4th November.