The Community Centre, which is a registered charity, belongs to the residents of Ashington and is managed on behalf of the village by the trustees who are drawn from local organisations.
Even if you can only spare the odd hour - your expertise could make all the difference.
Phone Margaret on 01903 892633 and let her know what your particular interests/skills are.
Contact the Trust
Chairman: Anthony Gilsenan
Treasurer: Trevor Pratt
Secretary and Bookings: Margaret Alford
Welcome to your website: the official website of the Ashington Community Centre covering the centre and other related leisure facilities.
Why ‘your' website? The Community Centre is not owned by the County Council. It is not owned by the District Council, nor even the Parish Council. If you live in Ashington, West Sussex - it is owned by you and your neighbours. It is owned by the people of Ashington, held in trust and run by an elected Management Committee. Almost everyone who runs the centre and other facilities is a volunteer. We welcome a wide range of different interests and skills so anyone can get involved. And they do. Why not you?
We aim to see the facilities at the hub of village life. The facilities are enjoyed by a thriving playgroup, a weekly mother and toddler meeting and a junior football club with over 100 members, not forgetting the active senior football club. We are also pleased to have the traditional Sussex game of stoolball. Here you'll find an a multi-sport court outside, and inside sports from badminton to short mat bowls plus varying styles of dance from ballet to ballroom.
The facilities are used by different groups from time to time and have seen martial arts, jive, salsa, exercise, pilates and weightwatchers too. And who can forget the Ashington Ball or the fabulous pantomimes of the Ashington Players?
Or perhaps you would like to hire the facilities for a sports session or for a function. You don't need to live in Ashington to hire the facilities. They are well equipped and appointed. Many people have wedding receptions here. In fact, I did myself after a ceremony in the church opposite. Judge for yourself - see bookings for more details.
Look around the site. We hope you find it useful and informative. We hope to see more of you.
Take care now...
As you may know this year is the 10 year anniversary of the current community centre. Of course we are proud of this fact, so letís celebrate!