Author Archives: Gill Chilvers

Rede River Rocks 2019

Join us again this year on Saturday 29th June 2019 for a day of Bands, Beer and fun for all the family.
Bands / performers include:

  • Kingsize Voodoo Traveller
  • Takahaad
  • Dog in a Box
  • Bare Wire Band
  • Jason Arnup
  • Decca Bell

    Pre sale tickets available – adults £8; 12-17 £4; Family x 4 £20; Under 12s free. Available from or contact Yvonne on 07401331213.
    Tickets on gate adults £10; 12-17 £4; Family x 4 £24.
    We offer Free Parking, Free Camping, Hot Food available all day, Locally Brewed Beers, Ciders, Processco and Pimms.
    Gates open at 2.00pm until 11.00pm

Midweek Dance Madness

Want to increase your fitness? Fancy just letting your hair down and having a boogie? Why not come along to Midweek Dance Madness. For six weeks, from 24 April to 29 May 2019, we’ll be playing popular dance music from the 60s through to the present day – from 8pm to 9pm. more info

Buggy Beat returns

After the Easter holidays we see the return of Buggy Beat for a six week block starting Wednesday 24 April at 10am.  This is a Cross Training health and fitness class designed around the needs of new parents who struggle to get the time to participate in exercise on a regular basis
Offering a great cardiovascular and muscular strength workout with added abdominal exercises and emphasis on body fat reduction, the class is held indoor or outdoors depending on the weather more info


Gym Closure Saturday 20 April

Please note that the gym at the RTC will be closed all day on Saturday 20 April 2019 to allow for the completion of plastering of the ceiling following work in the loft space. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Possible weekday opening of Sports Centre

We are currently considering opening the Sports Centre one day a week (probably a Wednesday) so that people can use the sports hall facilities – for example for a game of badminton, table tennis or short tennis – or just have a cup of coffee or tea and a chat.  BUT – to do this we need to ‘man’ (or indeed ‘woman’) the place with volunteers – to make the coffee, take money for court hire and generally be a reference point for visitors.  So if you could spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday to take a shift on the volunteer rota please email Gill Chilvers on

Customer satisfaction survey

Can you spare us a couple of minutes to complete our (very short) customer satisfaction survey?  Tell us how you feel about the Centre and what you’d like us to change – and help us demonstrate to our funders that supporting the Centre is worthwhile.  Follow the link below.


Sport and Exercise Ideas?

Do you have ideas for sport and exercise activities you’d like to see happening at the RTC?  Could you help us to get your ideas up and running?  Maybe you go to a class that you love and you think your instructor might be prepared to come out to Otterburn?  Perhaps your kids would like to do martial arts and you’d be prepared to do some research to try and get a class running at the RTC?  Maybe you love doing Zumba and you’d like to train as an instructor?  Or you used to play badminton and would like to give it a go again?  We’d love to hear from anyone with an idea to suggest and a bit of time to help make it happen.  As a charity, we can potentially apply for funding for equipment or training or even to subsidise the cost of a coach or instructor.  Email Gill Chilvers on

Starting after half term – Buggy Beat

This is a Cross Training Health and Fitness Class designed around the needs of new parents who struggle to get the time to participate in exercise on a regular basis
Great Cardiovascular and muscular strength workout with added abdominal exercises and emphasis on body fat reduction
The link between regular exercise and positive mental health has been studied and proved countless times. The increased productivity and efficiency of everyday life is an amazing benefit PLUS proving yourself and being a role model to your little one on how important regular exercise is what makes Buggy Beat a win-win.
Wednesday 27th February to Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Classes Start at 10am
£5 per session or £25 if you pay up front for the full block of 6 weeks more info

Getting Involved

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the RTC open evening or contacted us about helping out. A few people have signed up to assist with specific tasks which is great. We’d still love to hear from anyone that might be able to assist with planning a programme of community events (such as quiz nights for example), and those with an interest in getting a particular sport or exercise activity up and running (for example badminton, a running group or walking netball). We are also keen to speak to volunteers that might like to take a lead on human resources matters. To find out more please contact Gill Chilvers via email on