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Hello there and welcome to our News section!

You can find information about all recent happenings, events and other important news about Community Playlink here – starting with our most recent news.


*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ***

ALTHOUGH OUR MAIN BASE IN SWAYTHLING WILL NOT BE RE-OPENING UNTIL AFTER THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN,

WE ARE HOPING TO HOLD AN OUTDOOR EVENT ON APRIL 16TH!!
SO PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED!!

PLAYTIMES ARE STILL NOT YET ABLE TO GO AHEAD

WE ARE ABLE TO DO A LIMITED TOY DELIVERY

SERVICE ON TUESDAYS. 

TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES

OF ALL THE TOYS YOU CAN REQUEST!!

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PLEASE EMAIL US  –

CPLAYLINK@BTCONNECT.COM

IF YOU WANT A DELIVERY.

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WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
MEANWHILE, PLEASE TAKE CARE AND KEEP SAFE.

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ALL OF OUR OTHER TOY LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO,
WE WILL REOPEN THEM TOO.
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BUT MEANWHILE, WE ARE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE

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We have our own garden plot now and here it is with our planted our Spring bulbs!!

Come and visit us when we reopen to see how our garden grows!!

March 2021


HERE IS SOME USEFUL ADVICE FROM THE CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION TRUST for BUYING TOYS

Advice from the Child Accident Prevention Trust

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Here is some useful advice for you to use with your children.

4th November 2020


 

 


* A new Trustee has joined our Board *

Following the retirement of our founder, Ann Compton, Emma Barrett has joined our Trustee Board and was elected at our AGM last year. We welcome Emma and look forward to many years of working together with her.

Emma Barrett
Emma Barrett has 20 years experience in Further Education, She is currently the Assistant Principal at Itchen Sixth Form College in Southampton. Emma is responsible for community engagement and business development for the college and has a strong interest in supporting families across the city with a number of community projects. The Sixth Form and Adult Education department within the college supports a number of childcare courses which Emma oversees at a strategic level. Emma has set up a pathway for unemployed people within Southampton to become qualified in Childcare and move into work which has proven to be a success over the last year. This has been supported by Southampton City Council and DWP and is also responsible for the onsite nursery at the College.
As the newest Trustee in CPL Emma is committed to supporting the charity in any way she can with future projects.

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Our AGM November 2019

Retiring Trustee Ann Compton – our Founder 44 years ago – receives a Peter Harris Fellowship Rotary award from our Chairman Richard Maunder.
Southampton Sheriff Susan Blatchford presents Ann with a bouquet of flowers

SUMMER FUN WITH COMMUNITY PLAYLINK


TEDDY BEAR PICNIC – 27/08/19 – in Watts Park.

The children had great fun building with our ‘Waffle’ construction – building a house for the Teddies!!!

BITTERNE FUN DAY – 08/08/19

All the children loved our large Lego blocks!!
Bitterne Festival 2019 was a great success with over 5000 people attending across the day. The success was down to all the hard work and efforts of the Bitterne Festival Committee, all the volunteers that helped on the day, local traders and support from other local charities.

See more info at – http://bitternecc.co.uk/festival19/

Thank you to all the stall holders who attended, without them the festival never would have taken place. We hope to see you all again for Bitterne Festival 2020.
A busy day with lots of visitors trying out our large Jenga game too!!

We had a wonderful day at Hoglands Park for PLAYDAY  on 26th July!!
6,000 children and their families attended – wonderful!!
Lego man had a great day!!!
Many of our youngest children enjoyed soft play ball pits!!
PARTY IN THE PARK AT  WESTON – 03/08/19
More summer fun at Weston – it was another lovely day of fun!!


Here are some pictures of our
OPENING CEREMONY 

Mayor about to cut the ribbon across the door of our new Toy Library premises in Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre.
Richard Maunder our Chairperson introducing the Mayor.
Mayor taking Selfies in Toy Library!
Mayor in Toy Library with family.
Mayor cuts our lovely cake!

Finally, our Mayor gets to play with some of our youngest special visitors!


Opening times at Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre

We every are open every Tuesday  and also  Wednesday too from 10.30 – 12.30.

We can also open the Toy Library at other times which can be arranged to suit.

The Toy Library is also open on Playtime days – monthly on a Wednesday.

Playtime Sessions are monthly on a Wednesday from 10.30 – 12.00,

usually around the middle of the month.

Please see latest flyer below


Here are some of the lovely activities the children took part in

at our last few Playtime sessions!