© Warden Hill Community Association 2012 - 2017. Registered Charity No: 300073
Warden Hill Community Centre was built in 1964 with funds raised by the local Residents’ Association and on land leased, at a nominal annual rent, from Whitbread’s brewery. The centre is run by a volunteer management committee.
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Over the years, the Centre has been home to many different groups and organisations including:
The Centre has also provided a venue for community social events, choir rehearsals, private functions, parties and much, much more. Today, the Centre is still an ideal venue for club and society meetings, classes and private parties/celebrations.
The centre has also helped people to progress their careers. In early 2011, construction students at Barnfield College used their skills, as part of an exciting project to revamp the Centre. Offering their services free of charge, they built a new porch and replaced the notice board and signage on the exterior. Inside the hall, they replaced the high level windows above the cupboards with new uPVC double glazed windows, supplied by Alpen Windows. They repainted the internal walls and doors, constructed a new cupboard to store the cleaner’s equipment and solved a long standing plumbing problem.
At one time, the Centre even housed a library.
At the time, Mary Browning, Chairman of the Warden Hill Community Association, said: “We really wanted to bring the centre up to date and offer our users a more comfortable environment.
“We don’t have much money so approached Barnfield because we’d heard about the variety of construction courses it offers. We also thought it would be a great opportunity for the students to work on a real project in their community.”
Barnfield construction tutor Jamie Anderson added: “This is fantastic opportunity for our students. They are getting real, live work experience which will be crucial when they apply for jobs.”
Pete Birkett, chief executive of the Barnfield Federation said: “This is a really exciting project for our students and I’m really proud that they are making a difference to our community.”
When the work was completed, Mary Browning offered her thanks to the students. “We owe them a huge ‘thank you.’ Their assistance has been of enormous help to us and we are absolutely delighted with the results.”
Students from Barnfield College working on the Community Centre
(Photograph and excerpts from article reproduced courtesy of the Barnfield Federation)