Elmscroft Community Centre is situated off the Barnwood Road, access either on foot through alleyways or by road through the Armscroft Estate, via Coronation Grove.
A small group of Armscroft Residents founded the association around 1949, they began meeting in the original two room building which had been used during the war years as a temporary school, due to bomb damage to local school rooms. They decided to name the association by amalgamating the two area names Elmbridge and Armscroft resulting in “Elmscroft” which it is still known as to this day.
The buildings are maintained by the association and stand on land leased from Gloucestershire County Council. In the l950’s a wooden building was added as an extension. In l979 a brick built lounge was added at the field end of the building for social purposes. Finally in l990 the model railway club built a separate detached construction to accommodate their model railway layouts.
This information has been collated over the years from residents who lived during this period and from history related to their off spring. Therefore we cannot vouch for the total accuracy of these dates and facts.
The association has an administrator, Mrs Barbara Staite. 01452 419750 and any enquiries regarding hirings or the availability of rooms, Please make contact via that person.
At present the centre is very well used –
Sunday afternoon & evening Music & Drama Group.
Monday am Heart Support Keep Fit 10-12
Mondays – evening Music & Drama Group
Monday – evening Model Railway Club
Tuesday – evening Photography Club
Wednesday – am Art Club 10-12
Wednesday evening – Ballroom Dancing Classes
Thursday evening Bridge Club
Thursday afternoon Ladies Keep Fit
Friday am Heart Support Keep Fit 10-12
Friday evening Whist and Ballroom Classes
Sat am Ballroom Dancing Classes
Sat am Kaleidoscope Jnr Drama Classes
Sat evening Hirings and social events.
February Half Term Annual Pantomime.