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Getting Involved - 2. Local Community Centres

 There are many community centres across Poole, all keen for their local communities to make the most of the facilities on offer. Many already cater for a variety of different activities such as dance, art, mother and toddler, badminton, pensioners' clubs etc, but are still keen to encourage new groups or activities.

If you are interested in finding out about your local centre, hiring a room or setting up a new group in your area, please do not hesitate to contact them directly on the numbers advertised here. As some centres may be vacant at certain times of the day, please leave a message on their answer phone if necessary.

Some centres require a small membership fee. This income helps with running costs and maintenance of the building.

A-Z listing of centres

  • Alderney Manor Community Centre

287 Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HT. Phone: 01202 740026
Small upstairs meeting room for 20 people. Hall and small kitchen for up to 150 people. Lounge bar area can accommodate 100 people. Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Alderney West Community Centre

77 Bedford Road South, Poole, BH12 4PR. Phone: 01202 745392
Large open area lounge partitioned in two by fixed low rail. Can cater for a maximum of 300 people. Hatch through to a large kitchen. Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

Website: www.alderneywestcommunitycentre.com/index.htm

  • Bearwood Community Centre

King John Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 9TF. Phone: 07975627515
Hall can accommodate 150 people. Lounge and kitchen can cater for 30 people. Bearwood Suite (with licensed bar) and the Youth Hall each hold 50 people. Car park, access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Bourne Valley Community Centre

56 Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4EE. Phone: 01202 526270
Hall for 150 people. Lounge can accommodate 40. Separate kitchen. Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Broadstone Community & Arts Centre

21 Dunyeats Rd, Broadstone, BH18 8AB. Phone: 01202 605504
Ground floor
Large hall for 50 people. Large room for 50 people. Small kitchen.
First floor (no disabled access)
Large hall for 50 people. Two smaller rooms 15 people each.
Car park, assisted disabled access downstairs and toilet for disabled people no disabled access to upper floor.
This centre also takes bookings for the War Memorial Hall (in Broadstone).
This is a large hall with a raised stage, capable of seating 180 people.

  • Canford Heath Community Centre

Mitchell Road, Poole, BH17 8UE.                                                                         Phone number for bookings: 01202 677757 or 07871 183880

Hall hire takes 200 people (180 seated) - hatch through to kitchen. Two meeting rooms can seat 20 people each.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.
No disabled access to one of the meeting rooms on the upper floor.

  • Creekmoor Community Centre

Northmead Drive, Creekmoor, BH17 7XZ.                                                           Phone number for bookings: 01202 912711                                                               Email: creekmoorca@gmail.com, Website: www.creekmoor.org.uk
Large sports hall for 150 people, plus a small kitchen.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Hillbourne Community Centre

69 Cavan Crescent, Poole, BH17 7EY. Phone: 01202 601280 (ans. phone)
Hall for 150 with hatch to large kitchen. Skittle Alley with Lounge area for 30.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Merley Community Centre

Harrier Drive, Poole, BH21 1XE. Phone: 01202 880235 (Sat & Sun) 01202 841330 (Mon - Fri)Website:
Large hall for up to 150. Small hall for 80. Separate kitchen.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people. www.merley.org.uk

  • Oakdale Community Partnership Centre/ ORCA

Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DL. Phone: 01202 772894
Website: www.oakdale.me.uk/
Large hall for 150 people. Café style area with tea making facilities, seats 20.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Poole Old Town Community Centre

2 Lagland Street, Poole, BH15 1RR. Phone: 07752 184121; 01202 660058 (ans. phone)
Large hall for 150 people. Lounge are 30-40. Separate kitchen.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

  • Talbot View Community Centre

3 Alder Park, Alder Road, Poole, BH12 4AY. Phone 01202 746764
Large hall for 150 people. Smaller hall with kitchen for 50.
Car park, plus access and toilet for disabled people.

Help for your group

Poole CVS and Volunteer Centre exist to help voluntary and community groups and charities. Contact them if you need help with:

  • running your group
  • funding your group
  • finding volunteers.

Poole CVS;

Tel: 01202 682046 or Email: chris.beale@poolecvs.org.uk

Poole Volunteer Centre;

Tel: 01202 675100 or Email: gill.harris@poolecvs.org.uk

Contact us

Poole Council for the Voluntary Services;

Tel: 01202 682046 or

Email:
chris.beale@poolecvs.org.u
k

Poole Volunteer Centre;

Tel: 01202 682046 or

Email: gill.harris@poolecvs.org.uk