I love St Werburghs Community Centre. Everyone is very friendly, the place is modern, clean and full of life. There are some excellent classes held here too.
This somewhat decripit building was definitely due for a refurb and looks all the better for it. It is doing an excellent job in serving its local community, which stretches from the Burghs to Lawrence Hill and Easton. It runs a huge swathe of classes for people of varying backgrounds and seems very inclusive. I've attended some fantastic yoga there and although the room was small, the teaching was excellent and the classes very cheap. There's all kinds of things going on here, from silver jewellery making to Alexander Technique and Tai Chi. It also provides a meeting place for lesbian and gay forums, AA meetings and sessions for Asian families who have children with special needs and disabilities. It's well worth checking out their very varied programme and going along to a session.
Based in St Werburghs in East-Central Bristol, we serve the local communities of Lawrence Hill, Ashley and Easton wards. The Centre is managed by the St Werburghs Community Association, which aims to provide meeting spaces and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations.
We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between groups and organisations in the community. In support of this, we run various events and projects, current to include Bike Repair Workshops, Tea Dances and Tai Chi for over 50's, Raking & Baking, Picnic in the Park and we also have other voluntary organisations based in the centre who are working within the local community.
If you are looking to hire a meeting room, run a regular class, hold a business conference or host a family party - St Werburghs Centre has plenty of space for it all.
The Centre is run by a small team of staff, we seek funding from various avenues, and help from volunteers.
Established in 1973.
St Werburghs Community Centre is run by St Werburghs Community Association since 1973. In 1999 SWCA took over the management of the building from Bristol City Council, and registered as a charity and a company. In 2010 SWCA successfully completed the Capital Project and Asset Transfer. Funds for this project came from Government, Carbon Trust, Bristol City Council and SWCA's own self generated revenue costs.
St Werburghs Centre is a very busy and accessible community resource for the communities of East Bristol, and Communities of Interest City Wide. The centre offers office space for four voluntary organisations who also work within local communities, and a wide range of meeting rooms, event spaces and facilities. The centre hosts social, cultural, educational, support and advice services. We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between groups and organisations in the community.
Linda Bell is the Centre Director and Company Secretary. Linda has been at the Centre since 1999. Linda has been responsible for the successful development of the centre and has secured a range of funding, including the recent £1m for the Capital Project. Linda has had many years working in both the statutory and voluntary sector, specialising since 1988 in the management and development of community buildings. Qualifications include a degree in Cognitive Psychology followed by a two-year post-graduate professional qualification in Community Development. Contact her on email@example.com
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