New roof, solar panels and playground access

We are renewing our leaking roof and at the same time installing 40 solar panels with a storage battery to make the Dean Court Community Centre more sustainable for climate change. We are also improving the boundaries to enable users to have direct access from the Centre to the adjoining Playpark

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1146730)

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Championed by The Helping Hands Fund


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Our Main Hall roof has been leaking causing practical and safety issues for our hirers to use after heavy rain. Taking into consideration the increasingly worrying issues our world is facing due to climate change, we at DCCA wish to improve the Community Centre's sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. Consultation with our hirers (particularly those attending children's parties) has also requested a better, safer access to the adjoining Playpark (to avoid going through the car park).


Following an Energy Audit carried out in October 2019 by OxFutures and funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund, we wish to renew the roof over our Main Hall and at the same time install 40 solar panels with an in-roof system. We will also provide a storage battery and two Electric Vehicle charging points for hirers. We are replacing a boundary wall with a new fence and gate to allow more direct, safer, access between the Centre and the adjoining Playpark, as requested by our users

  • Wednesday coffee morning is great - friendly company, delicious cake and real coffee.

    — Suzanne Pinnington, Community Coffee regular

  • It's a good location that has a nice sized car park and is easy to get to on buses such as the 4c which stops more or less outside, or for a short walk you can get the S1. The facilities are good, clean and well maintained.

    — BabyBallet customer

  • Great place, friendly volunteers and a fantastic community feel.

    — J Wick, hirer

  • Great venue for a child's party. Nearby playground makes for an excellent location.

    — Talib Ali, hirer