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The Phoenix Suite

It is with great pleasure that Wonford Community and Learning Centre Ltd announce that it has acquired the lease of the Phoenix Suite!

This will be particularly for the young people of our community and we hope to be up and running by December 2016
Splash Community Projects will be doing the alterations and will be giving skills and work experience to young people.


At a Wonford COGs meeting in March 2014 the likelihood that Devon County Council would be closing the Phoenix Youth Centre was discussed.

The Phoenix Community Action Team (CAT) was set up to look at the possibility of the community taking over the building. The Phoenix CAT talked with potential partners, funders and users and were delighted when the Trustees of the Wonford Community and Learning Centre decided to take this on!


The Trustees are very pleased to announce that the paperwork is at last completed and they have the lease of the Phoenix! Robin Quant the Secretary of the Wonford Community and Learning Centre Trust said ‘This year is the 30th anniversary of the Community Centre and this great achievement is due to 30 years of volunteer commitment. Taking on the Phoenix Suite shows that, as well as celebrating the past, we are looking to the future and to continuing to serve our community’


The alterations to make the building suitable for use by the whole community will be done by Splash Community Projects who will be using the project to give skills and work experience to young people.

It is hoped that the work will be completed ready for the Phoenix to open in December and one of the priorities is to provide an evening for young people in the area.


The Phoenix will be run by a sub-committee of Trustees and Phoenix CAT members and they hope to find a variety of volunteers including making tea at a Pop-Up café, promoting the Suite on Facebook and welcoming users. If you are interested in being part of this exciting new venture then please get in touch at



Crowdfunder for Abbi

Abbi lives in Wonford, Exeter, is 25 years old, 4.8 tall and has Duane’s Radial Ray Syndrome and she is trying to prove people wrong about her abilities.



The aim of the project is to help raise funds towards travel, accommodation and entry fees for the European Para-badminton Championships!

This will be Hannah’s first international tournament and my (Abbi) third -currently ranked within the world top ten of the SU5 classification.

Please help us realise our dreams of competing with the best in the would!

See the funding page here: Crowdfunder Project


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Cherry-tastic Walk 10th July

Join us for a Cherry-tastic Wildlife Walk and Picnic

Sunday 10th July
11am – 1pm

Starts by Wonford Sports Centre, Rifford Road

Cheery tastic walk

Cherry-tastic walk 10 July

Wonford News June 2016

The latest issue of the Wonford News is about to be circulated to local shops, the Community Centre and the Doctors Surgery.

For those who want to see it now, its available online here.

Look out for our competition and make a note of the dates for your diary section.

if you would like to submit a story/article for the next issue or for the website, please email us at

wonford news cover June 2016




Working With Wonford 2016

Working with Wonford 2016

Wonford House Lawn

20th July 12 noon till 3 pm

Raising funds and awareness for mental health and learning disability

Everyone Welcome


TLC poster July 2016

Update for Consultation

Wonford Playing Field Consultation

Saturday 16th April

Wonford Sports Centre

10am – 2pm

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For more Information: Contact Project Manager Peter Wilkinson at or you can speak to one of the local people
who are part of Wonford COGs (Community Organisations and Groups)


Following the consultation (at the Community Centre) and the design workshop there is now a draft plan for the Playing Field and area around the Community Centre and Sports Centre.

There will be a consultation about this at the Sports Centre
on Saturday 16th April from 10 am – 2pm.

We need as many residents as possible to give their views so please pop along and let your neighbours/friends know about it.

latest Issue of Wonford News

The latest edition of the Wonford News is now out – download or view a copy here
If you know of a neighbour who doesn’t have access to the internet and would like a copy,
please let Sue Bulled – Community organiser know.

Sue’s contact details

Mobile – 07929339865

Email –



Or call in to the Old Post Office (near Choy’s)

TLC Easter EGGstravaganza!

Wednesday 16th March 2016

10am till 12 noon

Wonford Community and Learning Centre

Join us for festive family fun!

Tea, Coffee, Cake and Conversation

Get involved with our interactive stalls

Beautifully locally hand crafted wares to buy

TLC Easter poster