The Centre is very conveniently situated at the junction of Stainsby Street & Station Approach, and the
entrance is directly opposite Warrior Square railway station. Buses stop nearby in London Road
Southwater Area Community Centre celebrates 15 years
This year will see us celebrating 15 years of operation of the centre. The organisation was established in November 2001 with the official opening taking place on 18th May 2002.
We would love your recollections of the centre as we lead up to our birthday. If you would like to help us in any way, either planning events or more generally, we are always looking out for volunteers. Our contact details are below.
See the 15th Anniversary Exhibition page for details of this exciting event
Volunteering at the Community Centre
We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan Broughton as a volunteer here at the Centre. Volunteers make a big difference to charities and many would not survive without their involvement. Here we have our committee of volunteers who provide support and guidance as well as overseeing the operation of the charity.
Jonathan works in the office with Rod, checking bookings, and helping to keep all the Centre’s various activities up to date.
Jonathan is a published writer and this year is the Chair of St Leonards Writers. The Writers are an active group of enthusiastic members who meet once a week at St Ethelburga’s Church in West St Leonards.
He has lived in St Leonards for ten years and enjoys the mixed and varied life that the area has to offer.
Available accommodation in the Centre
We have a large first floor main hall suitable for a wide range of events, and has disabled access with a lift from the ground floor. It has seating for up to 30, with tables, flipchart, and a white board if required.
UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM
This room is opposite the Main Hall, and suitable for small meetings, interviews etc.
GROUND FLOOR MEETING ROOM
The ground floor meeting room is suitable for a wide range of events. It has seating for up to around 15 around tables or 20 for presentations etc., flipchart, and a white board if required. A tv/dvd player is available for a small extra charge.
The ground floor café area seats up to 15, is suitable for small meetings, interviews, counselling sessions, coffee mornings etc. and has the use of the adjacent well-equipped kitchen. A tv/dvd player is available for a small extra charge.
Wi-fi is available within the community centre
An Alzheimer's Society Dementia Champion will be giving a free, informative, one hour long session at 11 am on Wednesday June 21st for anyone who would like to learn about dementia and what it may be like to be affected by it.
Information will be given in a friendly and easy to understand form, and no medical terminology will be used. There are many widely held but incorrect beliefs about dementia so why not come along to find out the facts for yourself?
Places are limited and need to be booked in advance by phoning the Centre on 461414.
We are often told by our hirers that they consider our charges to be very reasonable and our facilities excellent.
MAIN HALL £10 per hour
UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM £6 per hour
DOWNSTAIRS MEETING ROOM £10 per hour
CAFE £6 per hour
(A discount may be possible for long-term hires)
Bookings are available weekdays & weekends from 9 am - 10 pm