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Positive progress is being made on the plans for the major renovation of the Community Centre.

On the 7th March the East Area Planning Committee approved the planning application for the renovation.

Following recent meetings between Jessop and Cook , the architects for the project, and Council officers it seems likely that work on the site could start by mid June.

As the renovation will now involve additional work on the rear part of the building the whole of the community centre will need to be closed for the duration of the renovation, which has been estimated at between 6 – 9 months. The only part of the building which might remain partially open is the back hall, which Orinoco is hoping to use for storing materials but which will not be open to members of the public.

If you want to view the plans they are on display in the foyer of the community centre.

Richard Bryant ; 4/4/2018


The City Council have appointed Dan Wadsworth from Jessop and Cook to draw up plans for the renovation of the community centre.

A draft plan was discussed at a well attended meeting of the Community Association in October. Taking account of the feedback from this meeting, written comments from groups who use the centre and comments from our consultant Andrea Placidi ( Brookes University ) Dan Wadsworth has now produced a revised plan.

The revised plan will be presented and discussed at our next meeting on the 7th of November, starting at 7.30pm. The meeting is open to residents of Lye Valley and Wood Farm.

Some details of the plan are currently on display on a notice board in the foyer of the community centre.

If you want more information contact Richard Bryant on Oxford 769263 email


The summer of 2017 proved very eventful for the Community Centre.

14th July ; Without warning the City Council closed the main hall. A wall in the hall, which had been supported by two props since September 16 , was considered to be a health and safety hazard. The decision was made despite the fact that a report by a consultant engineer had concluded that there was no risk of the wall collapsing.

17th July ; There was an emergency meeting of the trustees of the community centre, at which it was decided to challenge the closure and campaign for the hall to be re – opened. It was proposed that more props should be installed in the hall.

25th July ; A photo shoot at the community centre was attended by over 30 members of the groups which use the centre.

27th July ; The campaign featured on the front page of the “Oxford Mail” and other reports appeared in the “Oxford Times”, BBC South To – day, the “That’s Oxfordshire “ local TV channel and Radio Oxford.

31st July ; Following the media coverage and emails from groups and individuals a meeting was held with Council Officers and Councillors at the Town Hall.

6th August ; The Council agreed to install seven additional props in the hall.

8th August ; Work began on installing the additional props.

16th August ; The hall was inspected by the consultant engineer.

24th August ; The Council agreed to the re – opening of the hall.

29th August ; The hall re – opens.

We would like to thank the groups, individuals and local Councillors who supported the campaign to re – open the hall.

Richard Bryant ; Secretary , Bullingdon Community Association

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2017 brought some good news for the Bullingdon Community Association. The City Council have decided to fund a £500,000 renovation of the community centre, with the main work involving the replacement of the main hall. The hall is the original community centre, and was built in the late 1940's/early 1950s by local residents. Over the years the deteriorating condition of the hall has been a major concern for the BCA, because of leaks in the roof and cracks in one of the walls.

The community centre is used, on a regular basis, by 15 groups and around 400 people use the centre and outdoor facilities at Peat Moors every week. Since the closure of the Wood Farm Community Centre Bullingdon is the only community centre now serving the Lye Valley and Churchill wards, which have a combined population of over 15,000.

The BCA is keen to consult with user groups and the wider community about the most creative ways the funding can be used to improve the community centre. If you have ideas and want a say in the renovation contact Richard Bryant on Oxford 769263, or email Our committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm and the meetings are open to residents of Lye Valley and Wood Farm.

This page will be updated when we have more information available on the plans and timetable for the renovation.

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