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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 | Janet (07827 170823)

Tuesday

  • Daytime
  • Slimming World - 9.30am to 1:00pm | Anita (07764 756475)
  • Evening
  • Slimming World - 5:00 to 7:00pm & 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Anita (07714 018862)

Wednesday

  • Daytime
  • Fitness Class - 9.30am to 10:30am | Amanda (07920 263331)
  • Evening
  • Currently available for hire

Thursday

Friday

  • Daytime
  • Sunny Bunnies - 10-11:00am / 11am-12pm / 12:30pm-1:30pm | Amanda (07511 792031)
  • Sweaty Mama's - 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Jayne (07817 575317)

Download Timetable (Q2 2017)

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.

Soulsight

Hope Centre held a very special event on 18th June (2016) with the launch of the science fiction book 'Soulsight: Seeing is not always believing', a first novel written by Hazel Paine, who lives in Over Hulton and has connections with Westhoughton.

'Soulsight: Seeing is not always believing' - new novel by Hazel Paine available on Amazon It was an opportunity to meet the author and hear first hand about its writing and the concept of Soulsight. A thought-provoking, thrilling adventure, appealing to young adults; described as 'like Hunger Games without the violence' - a future of exacting health standards, divisive and causing conflict; a community able to 'see inside the soul' but under threat.

During the launch Hazel signed the first pre-release copies her book. A party atmosphere, there was a 'Photo booth', cakes, crafts and face-painting, with visitors will get a complementary glass of fizzy wine.

'Soulsight: Seeing is not always believing' was officially released 24 June 2016 - £7.99 from Amazon (Kindle edition £3.99.) -->

Hazel is currently working on a follow-up novel.

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

  • Lionsfest 2017
    Sat 12 Aug (11am-9pm)
    The Den, Cunningham Road (BL5 2AN)
    Westhoughton Rugby League Club all-day community event with attractions, music, stalls, food, bar… a day of family-fun and community at The Den.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    Info.
    WH Market: Thurs 10 Aug (12-1pm)
    John Holt Centre: Tues 15 & 29 Aug (9:30-11:30am)
  • Yarn Bombing Weekend
    Sat/Sun 19/20 Aug
    Town Centre
    Crafters and knitters decorating Market Street and Ditchfield Gardens with colourful yarn. Funfair. Events at Market.
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Now meet every Sunday from 10am
    Volunteer group cleaning up and improving Westhoughton Station for 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. new 2017 programme.
    More...
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 30 Aug (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Free. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 31 Aug (from 2pm)
    Westhoughton Library
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free. Info & Contact.
  • Eatock Lodge Family Funday
    Sun 3 Sept (12-4)
    Popular event at Eatock Lodge (Local Nature Reserve) with Lancashire Wildlife Trust providing educational activities, nature themes and attractions. Family fun in a beautiful setting.
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