Hello there and welcome to our News section! Please find information about all our events and other important news about Community Playlink Toy Libraries here.

To separate different news articles, this section has been broken into pages, with our most recent or crucial information coming first and other news coming after. Further updates can be viewed here.

 Headline News

Community Playlink AGM 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of Community Playlink to be held on Monday 4th December at Sainsbury’s community meeting room in Portswood. Community Playlink has been going since 1974 operating Toys Libraries across Southampton and continues to seek ways to expand its services. The AGM shall present an opportunity to look back over the past year, celebrate our successes and look to the year ahead. Click the link below to view our invite here for more details.

CPL AGM 2017 Invite


Opening Times and Venues for 2017

We’ve updated the Venues and Opening Times for our Toy Libraries for the New Year.

Please visit our Toy Library Venues and Times Page for further details.




NEW ADDRESS: 4th Floor, Dukes Keep, Marsh Lane, Southampton, SO14 3EX

Last month we moved our entire office and Toy library/ store to the 4th Floor of Dukes Keep in the centre of Southampton. We have now put the finishing touches on things and are ready to open our doors to child minders and groups that would like to borrow from us. Give us a call on 02380 335362 to arrange a time to come in and see us!



Welcome to our new Development Worker:


Mel is our new Development Worker for PLAnTs (Playful Learning And Toys).

She started on 4th October 2016 and we are delighted that she has joined us. Already we are starting up some new groups in Weston, Woolston and more in Burgess Road too. Look out for updates from Mel as she visits our groups throughout the city and supports them in their work with children. Mel can be contacted via our email address or telephone number.

Mel is experienced in working with children and families through her work with Parent and Toddler Groups, and will be an asset to Community Playlink.

Welcome Mel!


Community Playlink was the sponsored charity for Rotary Southampton Magna this year. They raised £4,000 for us mainly through the Easter Egg Tombola and the charity Car Rally through the New Forest.

President of Southampton Rotary Magna handing the £4,000 cheque over to Ann Compton, Trustee of Community Playlink

President of Southampton Rotary Magna handing the £4,000 cheque over to Ann Compton, Trustee of Community Playlink.


And another cheques - this time made of Chocolate!"!

And another cheque – this time made of Chocolate!”

Many, many thanks to everyone at the Rotary club for all their hard work and support this year!

Fundraising at Botley Primary School

CPL Stall at Botley Fair 25th June 2016

CPL Stall at Botley Fair 25th June 2016

We had a very successful fund raising day on Saturday 25th June thanks to Botley Primary School, selling toys, books, DVDs as well as having a Toy Tombola. We raised nearly £80!!



This exciting event attracted 47 entrants on a beautiful sunny day in the New Forest. Hopefully we will have some pictures of the event and prize giving soon, as well as information about monies raised.

Many thanks to the Rotary Club for all their help and support.