Westhoughton Community Network

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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

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

  • Westhoughton Library
    Library now open again for books, general reading and computer access. Some activities downstairs, but with referbishment still ongoing upstairs access for community activities will remain closed for time being. Info.
  • History Group - 'At Home'
    Sat 14 May (10am-4pm)
    Arts Theatre, High School (BL5 3DN)
    **Special Event** at Westhoughton High School, 'At Home', an Open Day conference celebrating some key moments in Howfen's history (Flyer).
    Whilst library closed to community groups meetings continue at The Hub. News and updates followed by Speaker. .
  • St. James Church (Daisy Hill)
    Heritage Lottery funded restoration work on the bell tower completed. Now off the 'at risk' register. Fascinating short about the project.
    1st Sat of mth (10-12) 'Open Doors' drop-in - refreshments (also Grub Tub donations) - next 4/6. Messy Church (Kids activities). Plants Sale (28/5).
  • Allotment & Gardening Society
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Initial mtg of new Westhoughton volunteer group (21/4//22) aiming to take on upkeep of plants and floral displays around town centre, as well as other gardening projects.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:00pm
    John Holt Centre (BL5 2NR)
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. The group is to resume meetings from 2nd September at its new home. Updated programme.
  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
    League Division 1 North
    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    After disruptions of recent times The Cutters are now playing again. New management, new signings and clubhouse improvements. Support your local team. KO Sat 3pm or Mon 7:45pm. £5 adults / £3 concession / £2 U18s / U12s free w/ adult.
    WCN has been providing community news and features for home game programmes >> .
  • Speaker Events
    Both and the have been holding monthly 'open' Zoom speaker events. See Facebook for details.
  • Lockdown information (Covid-19)
    For 16 months life and community was disrupted by measures to deal with the pandemic. It has been a long and impactful period, thankfully things are opening up again there is a return to normal. Watch for updates as community re-engages here and on
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market Street focus) were consulted upon in 2019-20 with a Steering Group meeting to discuss plans for £4m investment and significant changes to Market Street, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Revised plan now approved.
  • New Support Services
    Two new services have commenced during Lockdown to support local community and vulnerable: Covid Assist and Westhoughton One Stop Shop.
  • Hope Community Centre
    The Central Drive church and community space is currently closed pending refurbishment discussions with Bolton Council.
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