May


30

180 Events

This post is regularly being updated, so please check back for new events coming soon!   Throughout June (Children’s Services in Romford) Ice lollies for sale at YMCA Romford – every Friday (£1 suggested donation per ice lolly) Daily raffle with some great prizes up for grabs! £1 per strip of tickets Sponsored walk –…

May


16

Late May bank holiday opening 2024

GYM & CLASS SCHEDULE ► 5am till 10pm – Gym open (no instructor cover) ► 9.30am – Body Pump with Roy ► 10.30am – RPM with Roy CHILDREN’S SERVICES ► CLOSED TOMMY’S PLACE (RESTAURANT) Members & general public: ► open from 9.30am – 5.00pm Resident mealtimes: ► breakfast will be served from 9.30am – 10.30am…

Apr


30

Trapped in the cost of living crisis

Trapped in the cost of living crisis: YMCA report reveals desperate choices of our nation’s young people New research released by YMCA paints a stark picture of the challenges and harsh truth imposed by the ongoing cost of living crisis, particularly affecting young individuals in supported housing. Titled ‘Trapped in the Cost of Living Crisis’ the report uncovers…

Apr


29

Early May bank holiday opening

Early May bank holiday opening times for YMCA Romford   GYM & CLASS SCHEDULE 5.00am – 10.00pm – Gym open (no instructor cover) 8.30am – Circuit with Wesley 8.30am – RPM with Roy 9.30am – Gym Circuit with Roy 9.30am – Body Step with Mandy 10.30am – Body Pump with Mandy CHILDREN’S SERVICES CLOSED TOMMY’S…

Mar


20

Bank holiday opening and schedule for Easter 2024

CHILDREN’S SERVICES Good Friday (29 March) – CLOSED Easter bank holiday Monday (1 April) – CLOSED Holiday Club operates from 2-5 & 8-12 April Please note that there will be no Parent & Toddler sessions during half term   TOMMY’S PLACE RESTAURANT Good Friday (29 March) – normal Sunday hours (9.00am – 4.30pm) Saturday, 30…

Feb


13

Safeguard youth services before it’s too late

As you may have seen from our social media post yesterday (13 February 2024), our latest report shows that unfortunately youth services remain way down the priority list for funding and support from local government. In real terms, there has been a funding increase for youth services of just 3% – but with 70% of available funding…

Feb


8

YMCA Pre-school achieves an overall ‘good’ rating in latest Ofsted report

Following an Ofsted reinspection on 9 January, YMCA Romford Pre-school on Rush Green Road was rated ‘good’ in all four categories – quality of education; behaviour and attitudes; personal development; and leadership and management. This takes the pre-school back to where it was before a controversial report was received following an inspection in July 2023,…

Dec


22

YMCA TGG appoints Matt Jones as new CEO

YMCA Thames Gateway Group (YMCA TGG) has announced the appointment of Matthew Jones as its new Chief Executive Officer. Matt will replace Dave Ball, who announced his intention to retirement in July, following more than 30 years of commitment to the charity. Matt, who has been appointed to lead the Christian organisation through its many…

Dec


7

Christmas opening for fitness

GYM & VIRTUAL RPM CHRISTMAS EVE (Sunday, 24 December) – open until 6.00pm with no instructor available in the gym CHRISTMAS DAY (Monday, 25 December) – CLOSED BOXING DAY (Tuesday, 26 December) – open from 5am – 6pm 27 – 30 DECEMBER– open as usual NEW YEAR’S EVE (Sunday, 31 December) – open until 6.00pm…

Dec


7

Christmas opening – YMCA Romford

FITNESS See separate timetable CHILDREN’S SERVICES Pre-school The last day is Wednesday, 20 December. Pre-school re-opens on Monday, 8 January (4 & 5 January are inset days) After school club (ASC) The last day is Tuesday, 19 December for Havering & Thursday, 21 December for Barking & Dagenham. ASC reopens on Thursday, 4 January for Havering & Monday, 8…