Rowleys Centre for the Community

Jackie, Amy and Mandy look forward to welcoming all clients old and new back to Rowleys hair salon. The salon is brand new and refurbished in the last 2 years and because we are separate from the community centre we are able to offer our clientele a unique service and guarantee our highest level of safety during these worrying times.
Although we realise certain things will have to change, we can offer:-
*Very competitive prices compared to high street!
*You will be able to park for free!
*You will feel secure as we have a strict policy of one in one out on a door lock basis, that means it will only be the client and stylist in the salon at any one time. Nobody else can enter the salon from the street.
*Guided appointment times, no waiting
*Safe payment either cash or cheque in an envelope or straight bank transfer.
*Of course we provide all hairdressing services using professional products and all social distancing measures and PPE will be adhered to at all times.

We are open Monday to Friday:-
Amy - Monday
Jackie - Tues/Wed to start back but eventually just Tuesday.
Mandy - Wed/Thurs/Friday... please call the main number 0330 0432413 to make an appointment , leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Lastly, we will do everything we can to make you feel as comfortable as we can during the Covid 19 pandemic, it has been a learning curve for us all and we have taken online tests to assure us and our clients that we will be up to standards with government guideline. Please bear with us while we settle into this new way of providing the best service we can.




Annie's special day!

Rowleys celebrated Annie Blundens special day with a 104th birthday cake.

Annie has beencoming to Rowleys for many years enjoying all the activities and facilities. She has also been on many of the Rowleys holidays and weekend breaks.

Annie recently celebrated her 104th birthday and was presented with a special cake
which she cut for everyone to enjoy. 

Rowleys member Annie Blunden - 104 years young - cuts her special cake at the centre - web



                           There is a new kid on the block at Rowleys!




                            David Brill  


Maybe kid is a slight exaggeration. David Brill (56) - pictured - was approaching retirement when he learned that a manager was needed at Rowleys Centre for the Community in Cranleigh.

But David is renowned for having boundless energy and wasn’t particularly looking forward to retirement as such, so he decided to apply for the job and was delighted to be accepted with open arms.

It was not surprising the board snapped him up. He is eminently qualified having had 35 years’ experience in banking and finance as well as more recently, four years as operations manager for Firebird Brewery in Rudgwick.

As Ops manager he was in charge of the day to day smooth running of the business. So swop brewery for community centre and you have someone who was primed to slot in perfectly and so far he has proved he really knows what he is doing.  “I was on the cusp of retirement but really wanted a challenge so when the Rowleys job presented itself it was just too good an opportunity to miss. I had to apply.

 “When I first walked into Rowleys my first thoughts were what a fantastic place offering something for everyone with immense possibilities. I couldn’t wait to get started.

“I was really impressed with the staff and how committed they were. There is a lot of untapped potential at Rowleys and having now set up our major external activities for the coming year we can look to build on what we do in-house.

 “We have rooms for hire and are already welcoming hirers – we have just hosted a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting in our business suite and a youth debating competition in our lounge.”

David, who started at Rowleys in January, is keen to encourage Mums and toddlers to pop in for coffee or a snack after they have dropped older children off on the school run. “We have a new look snack bar which is open from 9am every weekday with very competitive prices.

“What I would say to people in and around Cranleigh, if you think you know what Rowleys is like, you might actually be surprised by the reality. Come and see us. We have lots to offer everyone.”

There is a hairdressing and beauty salon, chiropody and podiatry, snacks, lunches, lots of different activities, exercise classes, day trips, weekend breaks and always a warm welcome. Membership is only £15 a year and includes discounts at Rowleys and some of the local shops.

David is full of praise for his colleagues, Centre Co-ordinator Gary Lee, Activities Co-ordinator Tina Perry and the kitchen crew Sue Keeley, Jenny Robins and Will Bourne.  He is also hugely appreciative of the Rowleys volunteers and says they could not operate the centre without them. “We have a great can-do attitude as a team and things are looking very positive for the future” David says.

David is a cheerful and enthusiastic individual and clearly gets on with everyone at Rowleys like a house on fire but there is no messing, he knows what he wants to achieve there and is determined to go from strength to strength.

On a personal note, David has lived in Cranleigh since 1991. He has three children and his wife is a teaching assistant at Park Mead school. He enjoys golf, cricket and loves his music. He is about to become a first-time grandfather at the end of March.

He also pops back to the Firebird brewery occasionally to see his former colleagues and enjoy a pint or two in the bar there.

David is getting to know everyone - and always has lunch on one of the tables with members.

David Brill with Christine Kenison and Vee Motchman -3 - Copy 

Chatting to Christine Kenison and Vee Motchman.

David Brill with David Spracklan - Copy

                                              Keeping up with the news with Rowleys member David Spracklan   

Volunteer Chris Thomson with Lola

One of our younger visitors, Lola (10) buys a coffee
from volunteer Chris Thomson at Rowleys snack bar.   
Lola always comes with her Gran Jenny to enjoy activities
during school holidays.      

David with Barbara Wellfare

David, surfing the net with Barbara Wellfare






And helping volunteer Chris Thomson in the
snack bar  

Volunteer Chris Thomson with David Brill








 Always a welcome at Robins Nest Snack Bar 
- Jim Manfield gets a cuppa and orders
lunch from volunteer Chris Thomson 

Volunteer Chris Thomson with Jim Manfield 2










Rowleys members  - latest pictures

Susie Watkinson always looks forward to catching up with Claire

Jenkinson and her PAT dog Ambrose who visit Rowleys regularly. 

Rowleys member Susie Watkinson with Claire Jenkinson and Pat Dog Ambrose 

                                                    And Ted Talbot enjoys a meal - pictured with Rowleys Volunteer

                                                    Nick who helps in the dining room at lunchtimes.

Rowleys member Ted Talbot seated with Rowleys volunteer Nick












Cranleigh Co-op raises £6,732 for Rowleys.

A huge thank you to everyone at Cranleigh Co-op for choosing Rowleys to benefit from its Community Fund during the past year.

Rowleys team, Cranleigh store Team and Cranleigh Co-op members, pictured below, worked together for the good of the community and raised £6,732 for Rowleys new community meeting room.

                            coop cheque handover 2


New boiler at Rowleys ensures and even bigger warm welcome

Gary and John Byrne from CJB plumbing at Rowleys 

Gary and John Byrne - partner from CJB Plumbing and Heating admiring the new boiler

Rowleys has always has a warm welcome for visitors but this year it will be even warmer, thanks to the Community Foundation for Surrey which has awarded a grant for a new boiler.

The boiler at Rowleys was very old, expensive to run and had become unreliable, so Rowleys applied for a grant to the Community Foundation for Surrey for a replacement.

Everyone was delighted when the grant was awarded, and a new boiler has now been installed just in time for the winter weather by CJB Plumbing and Heating of Cranleigh.

The Community Foundation for Surrey works with local philanthropic donors to deliver grants to organisations needing financial help. The Foundation’s local knowledge assists these donors to connect with projects which are often operating below the radar, where sometimes even a small amount of money can make a huge difference.

The Pargiter Trust, a family Charitable Trust, is one of those donors and in this case provided the money for Rowleys boiler. This Trust aims to support older people to be independent, healthy and to ensure they have access to local community facilities like Rowleys.

Rowleys Centre Co-ordinator Gary Lee said: “We are thrilled that we have a new reliable boiler for this coming winter. Not only will the heating system be reliable, it will be more economical for us to run as well. We are grateful to the Community Foundation for Surrey and The Pargiter Trust for their support.”

The Community Foundation for Surrey Director of Grants and Impact, Kate Peters added: “The Community Foundation is delighted to be able to support this valuable community resource. It is quite an unusual grant for us. We are not able to make many capital grants, but with winter approaching we recognise the importance of providing a warm and comfortable venue for older members of the community to meet and socialise”.

The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations which collectively expect to award £100M in grants this year. The Foundation has just reached the sum of £845,000 awarded in grants for the benefit of local communities, in Surrey, since April 2018 with 187 groups and 96 individuals directly benefiting.

Rowleys Centre for the Community in Victoria Way Cranleigh is a centre open to the whole community offering a great place to meet up with friends for a coffee, lunch or a snack. There are lots of activities on offer, including a hairdressing salon and chiropodist. There are also regular day trips and weekend breaks to enjoy.

  • The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local needs. The Community Foundation works with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people and disadvantaged individuals. Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the Foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.



Cutting Edge Hair and Beauty Salon at Rowleys is a newly refurbished and impressive salon at the centre in Victoria Road. Come along and have a chat with our hairdressers and therapists.

To book or for more information call:

Jackie, Amy and 
Mandy direct on  0330 0432413

Cutting Edge Salon Price List
Cuts Member Prices   Non Member Prices
Wet Cut From … £20 From … £22
Gents Cut From … £12 From … £13.20
Under 12's cut From … £12 From … £16.50
Cut & Blow dry or set From … £30 From … £33
Blow dry or set From … £20 From … £22
Full head tint From … £40 From … £44
Roots touch up From … £35 From ... £38
Half head From … £40 From … £44
Full head From ... £60 From ... £66
Half head with tint From ... £55 From … £60.50
Full head with tint From … £75 From … £82.50
All colours come with a complimentary blow dry, cuts will be an additional cost
Without cut From … £60 From … £66
With cut From … £65 from … £71.50


AVS Fencing grant

AVS Fencing has donated £200 towards equipment in the new Rowleys community hub which will ensure the best facilities can be offered to those hiring the rooms.

The Hub which is currently being refurbished will include full boardroom facilities, a small kitchen and toilet facilities for hirers. We aim to have the Hub up and running very soon. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Rowleys is grateful to the team at AVS Fencing for their valuable support.



Cranleigh Co-op has chosen Rowleys as one of three charities it will be supporting from January through its Local Community Fund.

This is the Co-ops way of way of giving something back to its local communities.

As a Co-op member, every time you shop at Cranleigh Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own brand products and services, goes to the local community Fund. So please register your interest to support Rowleys.

You can either go to the Co-op Cranleigh website and register, just type “Co-op Cranleigh” into the web browser and scroll down to the community fundraising or phone 0800 023 4708 ( a free call) to register - you will need to have your Co-op Card handy as you will need to give your card number.

Since September 2016 the Co-op community fund country-wide has raised a total of more than £20 million.

Any money raised by members who don’t select a cause is added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared equally between the causes in their local area.

The Rowleys Project

Rowleys applied to the Co-op fund in order to extend facilities at the centre which will enable more activities to be provided, including a new hairdressing and beauty salon. The new lounge area and office space will be available for hire by local groups. Rowleys is also aiming to provide some specific new activities including a computer hub for use and training for local residents.

Money raised by the Co-op will help enormously towards this project and huge thanks go to the Co-op at Cranleigh for choosing Rowleys as one of its charities for 2018.



Marks and Spencer Cranleigh supporting Rowleys.

There is no doubt whatever that Marks and Spencer at Cranleigh can lay on an impressive spread!

Staff at the store, in its tenth year of supporting charities in the community, decided a special celebration was in order and invited members of Rowleys Centre for the Community to join them at a sumptuous tea party on Tuesday June 6.

The party was held at Rowleys centre in Victoria Road and 80 members went along to enjoy a wonderful array of sandwiches, cakes and pastries, teas, coffee and a celebratory glass of M & S Prosecco. The tables had been beautifully laid with pretty crockery, 3 tier cake stands and flowers.

There was entertainment from Emilee Lucia who sang some memorable songs, many from the Sound of Music and staff members busily waited on tables.

The store had been supported in this venture by other businesses in the village who donated some generous prizes for a huge raffle.

Cranleigh store manager Jon Bellasis said: “Every Marks and Spencer store has done something in its community. At Cranleigh we have already been supporting Rowleys for some time with food waste* for the kitchen or for members to buy. We have also just completed a project to refurbish Rowleys foyer creating a more welcoming entrance to make arrival at Rowleys a more appealing experience.”

Jon added: “The tea party was something we wanted to do for members and for the many volunteers who have been able to relax for a change rather than running around after other people!”

There was no doubt everyone really enjoyed the event – huge thanks go to everyone at Marks and Spencer in Cranleigh for organising such a smashing afternoon.

                 Melanie and client - web       Singer and client - web

                  Melanie from M & S with Eileen Tiani         Singer Emilee Lucia with Eileen Tidy

M and S team - web

The M & S team at the tea party

*Items nearing sell-by date including flowers.