Latest News & Events

Change of Name by Special Resolution – October 2020

On the 8th October 2020 the board of trustees unanimously voted in favour of changing the centre’s legal name to ‘The Carroll Centre Limited’ (formally ‘Stanmore Youth Centre Limited’). The centre has grown over the years to support not only young people, but their families and others in the local community too.

The centre has been known as The Carroll Centre for many years, and the adoption of this name demonstrates our commitment to supporting young people and others in the wider community. To view our updated Articles of Association click here.

BBQ in the Park – 8th August 2020

Join us for a BBQ in the park on Saturday 8th August! Serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks for you to enjoy in the sunshine.

 

BBQ in the Park

Mayor of Winchester Opens Woodland Trail – July 2020

On Tuesday July 21 The Mayor of Winchester, Patrick Cunningham formally opened the Woodland Walk Trail for Poppins Nursery at The Carroll Centre, Stanmore. The opening was attended by staff, members of the City of Winchester outdoor recreation team, trustees and most importantly parents and children.

The mayor congratulated Eloisa Broadbent in particular for her vision and commitment to the woodland trail. After his speech the children were invited to explore the trail, find out about the animals that live in the wood and hear the story of Wonky the Woodpecker. At the end of the trail who was waiting for the children but Wonky the Woodpecker! It was a delightful event and a celebration of hard work, dedication and collaboration.

The project was dreamed up by Eloisa Broadbent, nursery head, The Carroll Centre Director, Jool Heller-Dixon and Sue Lord from Winchester City Council. Full use was made of a neglected woodland slope behind The Carroll Centre. The land has been transformed into an inviting woodland path, decorated along the way with rustic animal sculptures. In amongst the trees the children come upon a story telling circle full of promise.

“It is perfect for the children,” says Eloisa, “as they are much safer and healthier outdoors in the current situation. In their socially-distanced bubbles they can clamber all over the wooden structures. They especially love the story telling circle and the den building space.”

As lockdown eased Poppins Nursery opened as soon as it could with great care to keep the children and staff safe. They offered much needed education for the children and support for the parents. These have been challenging and difficult times. Looking forward Poppins Nursery welcomes applications for next term.

 

Stanmore Woodland Trail Opened by Mayor of Winchester

Cafe in the Park Launch – July 2020

Cafe in the Park is now open! Serving a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks for you to enjoy in the sunshine.

Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the Summer.

 

Stanmore Cafe in the Park

Stanmore Gardening Club Rise to the Challenge – May 2020

Stanmore Gardening Club volunteers prove that many hands can make light work! A huge thank you for helping to get Poppins Nursery Garden ready for Nursery opening on 1st June – it really is looking fantastic!

#thankyou #summer #communityheroes 

Volunteers from Stanmore Gardening Club

Change of Name by Special Resolution – October 2020

On the 8th October 2020 the board of trustees unanimously voted in favour of changing the centre’s legal name to ‘The Carroll Centre Limited’ (formally ‘Stanmore Youth Centre Limited’). The centre has grown over the years to support not only young people, but their families and others in the local community too.

The centre has been known as The Carroll Centre for many years, and the adoption of this name demonstrates our commitment to supporting young people and others in the wider community. To view our updated Articles of Association click here.

BBQ in the Park – 8th August 2020

Join us for a BBQ in the park on Saturday 8th August! Serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks for you to enjoy in the sunshine.

 

BBQ in the Park

Mayor of Winchester Opens Woodland Trail – July 2020

On Tuesday July 21 The Mayor of Winchester, Patrick Cunningham formally opened the Woodland Walk Trail for Poppins Nursery at The Carroll Centre, Stanmore. The opening was attended by staff, members of the City of Winchester outdoor recreation team, trustees and most importantly parents and children.

The mayor congratulated Eloisa Broadbent in particular for her vision and commitment to the woodland trail. After his speech the children were invited to explore the trail, find out about the animals that live in the wood and hear the story of Wonky the Woodpecker. At the end of the trail who was waiting for the children but Wonky the Woodpecker! It was a delightful event and a celebration of hard work, dedication and collaboration.

The project was dreamed up by Eloisa Broadbent, nursery head, The Carroll Centre Director, Jool Heller-Dixon and Sue Lord from Winchester City Council. Full use was made of a neglected woodland slope behind The Carroll Centre. The land has been transformed into an inviting woodland path, decorated along the way with rustic animal sculptures. In amongst the trees the children come upon a story telling circle full of promise.

“It is perfect for the children,” says Eloisa, “as they are much safer and healthier outdoors in the current situation. In their socially-distanced bubbles they can clamber all over the wooden structures. They especially love the story telling circle and the den building space.”

As lockdown eased Poppins Nursery opened as soon as it could with great care to keep the children and staff safe. They offered much needed education for the children and support for the parents. These have been challenging and difficult times. Looking forward Poppins Nursery welcomes applications for next term.

 

Stanmore Woodland Trail Opened by Mayor of Winchester

Cafe in the Park Launch – July 2020

Cafe in the Park is now open! Serving a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks for you to enjoy in the sunshine.

Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the Summer.

 

Stanmore Cafe in the Park

Stanmore Gardening Club Rise to the Challenge – May 2020

Stanmore Gardening Club volunteers prove that many hands can make light work! A huge thank you for helping to get Poppins Nursery Garden ready for Nursery opening on 1st June – it really is looking fantastic!

#thankyou #summer #communityheroes 

Volunteers from Stanmore Gardening Club