Lockdown update

In line with government and Girlguiding requirements the Jarman Centre is closed during the lockdown until at least 2 December. This also means that our volunteering Lumberjack Day this Saturday, 7 November, will not now take place. We do hope to be able to meet in December to clear leaves from campsites, drive and carpark, and the gutters!
In the meantime stay safe and perhaps take a look at the activities in our 12 Days of Christmas challenge, all of which you can do at home. Download the challenge sheet here:


Slowly, slowly . . .

We are delighted to open the Jarman Centre for limited non-residential use again.

Abbeycroft Leisure ran a series of summer day camps in August (photo by Keith Heppell) and we are now welcoming back Girlguiding and Scouting groups and other small groups.

Please see our Covid-19 risk assessments for restrictions you will need to comply with.

NHS Track and Trace QR Code posters are in place at the entrance, the solid shelter and the house entrance for those using the NHS Covid-19 app, otherwise leaders should collect contact information separately.

Easter Fun Day Challenge BADGE ALERT!

We’ve now sold all the badges but have placed another order for latecomers which should be here by the third week in June. We had to order in multiples of 50 so there will be some spare badges – if you missed the order deadline complete a form – see below. First come first served . . . 
We’re so sorry we couldn’t run the family fun day this year and we followed up a suggestion from one of our members (thank you Kerrie!) that we could issue some challenge activities for families to do at home.
This has been very successful and we’ve received some lovely photos – see our facebook page.
The badge order form is included on the last page of the challenge leaflet so you can email the order in and pay online straight to our bank or via PayPal – no cheques please.

Jarman Centre Easter Fun Day Challenge 2020 (pdf)
Jarman Centre Easter Fun Day Challenge 2020 (docx)

Coronavirus: Jarman Centre closure

Instruction from Girlguiding to suspend unit meetings also applies to residential centres; therefore the Jarman Centre is closed with immediate effect until further notice.
We will keep bookings in place so that once the situation changes groups will still have their slot – and we will still allow groups to make future bookings.
The County Trustees had already agreed that groups should not suffer financial loss through no fault of their own so deposits will be returned (minus an admin fee) on a rolling monthly basis until such time as we are able to reopen.
Sheila Betts
Jarman Centre Management Committee
16 March 2020

Friends Spring Lunch

We regret to announce that we have cancelled the Spring Lunch. We hope we shall be able to arrange the Autumn Supper in October.