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Monday 28th September 2020

Hello Belper!!

We hope you are managing safely during these challenging times.

We still hope to be able to announce plans for Strutts Community Centre to open once again during early October. We are closely monitoring the continually changing guidelines, as we continue to prepare for a safe, but limited re-opening. Volunteer information and update seminars have commenced, with another scheduled for Thursday 1st October at 10.00am in the main hall. Our volunteers are welcome to attend and we are always delighted to include those thinking about volunteering with Strutts.

Due to the COVID compliance regulations we are strictly adhering to, numbers are limited, and therefore, at this stage, priority needs to be given to volunteers who work on Reception or wish to do so, in order that we can be fully prepared to assist the groups wishing to return.

Information and feedback from the seminars will be issued to all volunteers and further events may be arranged if required. To reserve place on the next seminar on Thursday 1st October at 10.00am, please email or leave a message on our answerphone 01773 599993

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Like every other establishment, our new 'normal' will be very different.

As a result of the enforced period of closure, we have made use of the time to make some overdue changes to the building which we hope will make your Strutts experience even more enjoyable upon your return. There are still projects under way and plans for the future that we are looking forward to implementing, once we are operational again.

We are working very hard behind the scenes to be ready as safely and as welcoming as we can possibly be under new strictly enforced and controlled regulations.

Volunteers who have indicated a wish to return to duty at this time, will be invited to a series of information and update sessions prior to opening in order to be familiar with all the new changes that will need to be in place, and to address any specific concerns or queries.

We do appreciate that not everyone is ready to return yet and we will endeavour to keep everybody updated as we progress, until you feel you are able to return to assist us. We can’t wait to see you all again.

Once we are able to safely open, we will only be able to accommodate a reduced number of groups who wish to return, according to room allocation and adherence to strict Covid protocol.

We recognise that this will mean disappointment will be inevitable. Issues such as specific room allocation and greatly restricted numbers will mean that groups will be affected, however we will endeavour to meet as many requests as it is safe to do so.

Please bear with us as we negotiate a very different Strutts programme for the foreseeable future. For all enquiries, please email us at or leave a message on our answerphone 01773 599993 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Take care and we will meet again... soon!

Strutts Community Centre Team

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