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

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

  • Social Distancing (Covid-19)
    In light of arrival of virus and advice given by Govt, all WCN groups and community orgnisations are having to suspend meetings and activities for time-being. Summer and now Autumn events programme hit. Other news amd updates on our
    Westhoughton.net Facebook Page.
  • Autumn Civic Events
    In light of current restrictions upcoming events will be subject to cancellation or changed format: Remembrance Sunday (8 Nov - service, wreath laying & parade); Schools Carols Services & Christmas Lights Switch-on (Fri 27 Nov); Pretoria Remembrance (Fri 21 Dec).
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  • Daisy Hill FC Fixtures (Home)
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    New Sirs (BL5 2EB)
    ◊ Mon 7 Oct - Nelson (Abandonned 1-1 - rain)
    ◊ Sat 10 Oct - Prestwich Heys (Re-arranged)
    ◊ Mon 26 Oct - Chadderton
    After Covid-19 resulting in terminatiton of a decent season for 'The Cutters' in 2019/20, a delayed new season has begun with measures in place to keep everyone safe. Support your local team. If you want to watch live football, New Sirs in the place to be. KO Sat 3pm or Mon 7:30pm. £5 adults / £3 concession / £2 U18s / U12s free w/ adult.
    WCN providing community news and features for home game programmes.
  • 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 for Grub Tub donations.
  • Town Centre Masterplan
    Proposals for investment in Town Centre (Market street focus) reaches public consultation stage. Drop-ins at Library took place on 12 & 15 Feb. Closing date for feedback 23/3/20. Significant investment and changes proposed inc. Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. Final meeting conducted via Microsoft Teams (18/8). Final report pending.
  • Library Schedule
    Westhoughton Library
    Did you know as well as books, computers and newspapers, your local Library provides Bolton Council One-Stop Shop services and is a base for many community groups and special events!
    Library open for lending services and computer use with 'Covid-Safe' measures. Community meetings and activities suspended.
  • Bolton College Survey
    Adult Learning Provision in Westhoughton
    Wigan & Leigh College have a number of FREE online courses available aimed at wellbeing/public sectors to teach about mental health, leadership and social care. Adults >24, or 19-23 (see conditions).

    Prior to Lockdown Bolton Council and Bolton College consulting with WCN and other partners to reintroduce Adult Learning Provision to Westhoughton.
  • Civic Awards 2020
    Westhoughton Town Council Civic Awards for service to the local community. Presentation evening 25/1/20
  • Rotary Christmas Float
    Rotary Club of Westhoughton is very grateful for public support with donations of £6,253 received during the run-up to Christmas 2019. More raised helped support 21 local charities. Rotarians working out how to do a Santa Float in 2020 in light of social distancing. Using Zoom for 3rd Thursday Speaker events.
  • Tribute to Tony
    Tony Berry Tribute Concert at St. Bart's 22 Nov 19 - . £2,716 raised; shared between Cancer Research and St. Bart's Tower Fund.
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    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. Centre currently closed.
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