Those near Langham may be interested to hear that the village’s community centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment, making the facility more accessible and disabled-friendly.
The centre is now equipped with a disabled access installation at the main entrance and a patio with disabled access at the rear. There is also an accessible toilet and both the main hall and downstairs club room are now fully accessible. In addition, the centre now has a new kitchen, roof light, double-glazing and electric blinds.
The three month makeover, costing in excess of £60,000, was generously funded by Cory Environmental, Essex Community Fund and Langham Parish Council. The fundraising has not stopped however, with staff at the centre looking to add a stair lift for access to the upstairs committee room.
The refurbished centre plays host to numerous events throughout the year, including its monthly ‘Langham Film Nights’ where recently released films are shown on a 3.5 metre screen, using a state of the art projection system and high quality Bose speakers.
The next film to be shown is tonight (30th December) and is Eddie the Eagle (12A). Doors open at 19.00 with the film starting at 19.30. Tickets are £4 when bought in advance online or from the village shop, or are £4.50 when purchased on the door. There is ample parking, a bar and an intermission when teas, coffees, ice creams, sweets, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased.
If you can’t make tonight’s screening, many more Film Nights are planned and you can keep up to date with these through the centre’s website, Facebook page or on Twitter. Should you wish to speak to someone at the centre about your visit, or if you are interested in hiring the centre, you can contact Sue Armstrong via email: LanghamCC@gmail.com or Tel: 01206 271127 or 07741 284132.
Thanks to Sue Armstrong for the help in preparing this article.