Westhoughton Community Network

group for and run by community groups in Westhoughton

Hope Centre formerly the 'Communiversity' open for community groups and events Hope Community Centre

Background

The former school and building known as the 'Communiversity' had been managed by Westhoughton Active Communities Organisation (W.A.C.O.) and used as both a base for community groups and an amenity for groups requiring significant space for activities such as fitness, dancing and martial arts. With the support of both Bolton Council and Westhoughton Town Council, this building, which is adjacent to the Community College on Central Drive, has become a useful and well-used resource for Westhoughton. In the summer of 2013 Hope Church entered negotiations to take over the lease of the building with the intention of using it as a base for the Church and continuing to offer the facility for use by local community groups: as such it is business as usual with a change of name to the Hope Centre.

During the course of time Hope Church will be investing money in the building to improve and renovate thus showing a long-term commitment to the community and building itself. The facility is currently being used by a number of groups, with some slots available for meetings and activities. There are facilities for refreshments.


What's Going on at Hope Community Centre

Sunday

  • Daytime
  • Hope Church - 10:30am to 12:30pm | Mark Taylor (07837 787323)
    Everybody welcome.

Monday

  • Daytime
  • Parents and Toddlers - 10:00am to 11:30am | Joy Fields (07969 759257)
  • Evening
  • Westhoughton Community Choir - 7:00pm to 8:30pm | Janet (07827 170823)

Tuesday

  • Daytime
  • Slimming World - 9:30am to 1:00pm | Anita (07764 756475)
  • Evening
  • Slimming World - 5:00pm to 7:00pm & 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Anita (07714 018862)

Wednesday

  • Daytime
  • Currently available for hire
  • Evening
  • Dance Fitness - 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Clair Parker (07838 840384)
  • Stretching - 7:30pm to 8pm | Clair Parker (07838 840384)

Thursday

Friday

  • Daytime
  • Currently available for hire
  • Sweaty Mama's - 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Jayne (07817 575317)

Download Timetable (Q2 2018)

Rooms at the Hope Centre are available for parties, meetings and functions. If you are interested in starting a group, club or class please feel free to contact Mark Taylor at the Hope Centre for more information.

A Grub Tub is available at the Hope Centre for donations to the Urban Outreach foodbank scheme.

A popular social event at The Hope Centre is the monthly quiz evening (Saturday). Free Entry. Bring your own refreshments for an evening of fun in good company.


Getting in Touch

The Hope Centre can be contacted as follows:

Pop-in:
Hope Community Centre
Central Drive
Westhoughton
BL5 3DS

Call 07837 787323 or E-mail

Hope Centre (Westhoughton) website.

Keep up to date with events and news by visiting the Hope Centre Hope Centre Westhoughton on Facebook Facebook page.

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Community Events

  • … And They Lived Happily Ever After
    Fri/Sat 22/23 29/30 June
    The Bethel, Leigh Rd (BL5 2LW)
    Latest Bethel Crowd show from the Junior workshop is a selection of well-known fairy tales. Performances 7:15pm, with 2:15pm matinees on Saturday. Tkts £4.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    John Holt: Tues 3, 17, 31 July (9:30-11:00am)
    WH Market: Thurs 12 July (12-1pm)
    Information about
  • Barking Berry's Fun Dog Show
    6th Fund Dog Show took place on Central Park (16/6) with its mix of competition, stalls, attractions. Very good turn out… £2,030 raised, with £500 each going to chosen animal charities - Care For The Paw, Dogs Trust Merseyside, Harley's Heroes and Rochdale Dog Rescue.
    info
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 10am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome.
    More...
    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Updated programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. Updated programme.
    More...
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 27 June (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Back from appearance at Royal Albert Hall before Queen. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 28 June (from 2pm)
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
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