Monty's Community Hub / 59 Montague Avenue, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0QB / Registered Charity Number 1155649
MONTY'S is a creative hub at the heart of our community, a space which belongs to everyone within the Montague Avenue area in the Sholing/Thornhill neighbourhood of Southampton. The idea is for this to be an place where people in our community can meet up, share life, get active, make new friends, learn new skills, improve job prospects, or get help and advice.
MONTY'S is more than just a building; our vision is to enable our shared personal, social and spiritual growth, so we can all enjoy fullness of life within a flourishing neighbourhood. Monty's has a Christian ethos, though people of any faith or none are welcome; our hope is to be an inclusive space of generous hospitality for everyone in our community.
MONTY'S is a community charity run mainly by volunteers (with support from Oasis Academy Mayfield, and St Mary’s Church Sholing) - and we're always looking out for new volunteers and people to share their skills - can you help?
MONTY'S runs various activities for children and young people, for families and other local groups, and organises special events during holidays. If you've got any good ideas, time you could spare, skills you could share or would like to learn - please let us know!
Monty's Community Hub is having a complete refurbishment during Spring Term 2017. We’re really excited about this – as the new-look Monty’s will include a fully equipped kitchen and workshop, and a much bigger space for our regular groups and events. This will also mean that Monty’s is available for private hire and for other groups to use in the future.
However, this does mean that we won't be able to use our building for a while, so we're very grateful to 17th Itchen South Scouts who have invited us into the Scout Hut on Stanfield Court this term. The following groups will continue as normal, but will be in the scout hut:
Tuesday / 9:30-10:30am / MINI MONTY'S
/ our weekly group for babies, toddlers, parents and carers [50p]
Tuesday / 1-2:30pm / PRAYER & WELLBEING
/ this friendly group meets in members' homes - get in touch to find out where [FREE]
Tuesday / from 3:45pm / YOUTH CLUBS
/ all sorts of fun and games, arts and crafts, competitions and discussions [50p]
3:45-5:00pm: Yr R - Yr 3
5:30-6:45pm: Yr 4 - Yr 6
7:15-8:30pm: Yr 7 - Yr 11
Thursday / 4-5:15pm / YOUTH SPORT with Saints Foundation
/ have fun, make friends, learn new sports (Yrs 5-8) - meet in Sullivan Road park [FREE]
Thursday / 9:15am / ZUMBA >>>>>>>>>> NEW TIME!!!
/ suitable for all ages/fitness levels, followed by drinks/snacks/chat until 10:30am [£4]
Sadly, we will not be able to run our Homework Club or Internet & IT Drop-in during the refurbishment. The Bike Workshop will still be open - check out the Bike Hub page for opening times. We may be able to run other occasional groups - keep an eye on Facebook for more info!
Some of our activities charge a small fee to cover costs, but please let us know if this is a problem and we may be able to reduce your fee - as our goal is for everyone in our community to feel included at Monty’s. If you'd like to join in with any of our groups/activities, just pop in sometime, or get in touch via the contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!
CAN YOU HELP? We're always looking for volunteers, or people with ideas or skills to share with our community - do you want to get involved? We also rely on financial support from people just like you - can you support us? Please get in touch if you'd like to chat about what we could do together (Facebook, phone, or via our contact page). Or visit our BT MYDONATE page - your generosity is enormously appreciated!