As well as our one-off bookings, Centrecom hosts a number of regular user groups who meet on a weekly or monthly basis. These are listed below alphabetically:

A

Amnesty UK

Asanteman Association

B

Bridge Club

The club has been in existence for over 40 years and during that time has given much pleasure to a great number of bridge players. It is affiliated to the Bedfordshire Bridge Association (BBA) & the English Bridge Union (EBU).

The club meets at Centrecom on Wednesday evenings commencing at 19-30 and at Chepstow Drive Community Centre, Bletchley on Friday evenings commencing at 19-30.

At both of these venues, match pointed duplicate pairs sessions of about 27 boards are played, finishing around 22-30. The sessions consist mainly of club events that contribute to the various competitions that are played for over the club year, but both National, International &Charity Simultaneous Pairs events are also played.

The club uses pre-dealt hands and all scoring is realtimeusing Bridgemate table top scorers. At the end of the session the results are uploaded to the club website and to the EBU for master point and National Grading purposes.

The club has players of various rankings, ranging from unranked right up to Grand Master. The club has a set of experienced tournament directors who apply the laws of bridge impartially and with good humour. We pride ourselves on being a friendly welcoming club.

Recently we have introduced easy-going duplicate sessions at Centrecom on Monday afternoons commencing at 14-00 and finishing by 17-00. This is aimed at relatively inexperienced players looking to improve their bridge skills. We play sessions of about 18 boards and some of the hands are discussed during the play from both the bidding and card play point of view.

We have also recently been able to start to offer some bridge tuition. For full details of the club including our calendar, contacts, venues etc, please see the club website, http://www.miltonkeynesbridge.org.uk/

Bucks Vision

C

Central Milton Keynes Town Council

CMK Town Council is the parish council for Central Milton Keynes and Campbell Park residents. We meet at Centrecom once a month on the 1st Thursday of each month (twice in June) and all meetings are open to the public. The agendas for our meetings are varied, but will always focus on matters directly affecting CMK.

The Town Council is one of 45 parishes across the whole of Milton Keynes and represents about 3,500 residents from the station to the far end of Campbell Park.

Our work focuses on influencing the borough council (Milton Keynes Council) to deliver better services and to make better decisions for our residents (on local development proposals and licensing applications, for example). We also partner with them on a number of projects to improve the quality of life for our residents.

We have 8 councillor positions across 3 wards within the parish. Occasionally there are vacancies. If you are interested in finding out more, why not contact us at clerk@cmktowncouncil.gov.uk

If you want more information about the work of CMK Town Council, why not go to our website www.cmktowncouncil.gov.uk

D

Diabetes MK

E

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

G

Ghanaian German Association

J

John Lewis Retired Partners

K

Keyne Crafters

Kwahuman Association

L

Lohana Community of Milton Keynes

M

Macular Society MK

Do you or anyone you know have a macular condition such as Age Related Macular Degeneration? If so are you aware that we have a very friendly support group that meets monthly here at Centrecom?

Macular Disease is the leading cause of blindness in the UK, affecting over 1.5 million of us, with Age Related Macular Degeneration accounting for well over 600,000, and though the risk of this increases with age, nobody needs to face it alone. Groups like ours are here to help.

We offer practical & emotional support to anyone with central vision loss from any macular condition, as well as to their family and friends, with a varied programme of speakers, social meetings, and lunches out. Come and share your experiences and problems with others who understand.

Meetings:

Second Tuesday of each month from 2.00 till 4.00 at

Centrecom Meeting Place, 602 North Row, (Behind MK Library),

Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BJ.

For information please phone Maggie on: 01908 319292

Macular Society Website: https://www.macularsociety.org/

N

Nana Osei Prwempong

P

Palestinian Solidarity Campaign

Milton Keynes Palestine Solidarity Campaign is a branch of the national PSC organisation, which is founded on principles of justice, human rights, and in opposition to all forms of racism. MKPSC campaigns for the human rights of Palestinian people in line with international law.

The branch meets every month (first Tuesdays at 7.30pm) and meetings include a variety of activies including speakers, films, workshops and socials. Palestinian Fairtrade produce and crafts are also sold at these events.

All members, supporters and friends of MKPSC are welcome at the meetings. Please email miltonkeynespsc@gmail for more information.”

Parkinson’s Group

Milton Keynes Parkinson’s Support Group at Centrecom

This group meets on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) at 2.00pm.   We have guest speakers talking on a wide range of subjects, and occasional social events such as quiz’s and musical entertainment.

We aim to provide support and information to local people and their carers affected by Parkinson’s in a pleasant social atmosphere..

The group also runs Tai Chi classes here on the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning – contact Margaret 01908 526062

Further information available from Barbara 01908 6562738  or baker-b5@sky.com

Power of God Pentecostal Church

R

Rethink

T

Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qi Gong class every Wednesday
17:30 – 18:45

U

University of the 3rd Age

V

Voices:MK

Sing more & Worry less! The better way to start your week. 
Share the feel-good factor that singing brings and leave the cares and worries of the world behind as you discover the Health & Well-being benefits of singing! Voices:MK is an open to all singing group for singers & those who think they are not singers, for people who care and people who are cared for.

You do not have to read music to sing. Please ask for a free taster session, come along and have a sing in an informal, relaxing session which will leave you feeling good! Voices:MK meet each Monday morning at Centrecom in Central Milton Keynes (term-time only, free parking available). Large print copies and Music Audio files available.

David Meek of SingingXtra leads Voices:MK. He is former Singing Leader for MK Music Service where he accompanied & directed the MK Music Service Gospel Choir, which led to Voices:MK. The MK Adult Education Service “Singing For Fun” and “Find you Voice” courses were also tutored by David who continues to regularly work with children and adults. In 2012 David led MK’s Singing City Choir for the Cultural Olympiad, made up from singers across MK. In the same year he established the Blue Notes for those with Parkinsons and their carers.

W

William Ngoy Prayer Group

Y

Yoga & Pilates

Iyengar Yoga for Beginners Class every Tuesday
17:30 – 18:45 Beginners

Iyengar Yoga Class for intermediate class every Tuesday (excl.1st Tue)
19:00 – 20:30 intermediate