A ‘Community Centre’ is defined as: a multipurpose centre available for community use and or service provision by a range of user groups or for public hire. It is a facility which offers opportunities for the community to meet, stay active, learn new skills and volunteer.
A community centre can provide a base for a wide range of activities and services: social and recreational health and well-being education and training information and advice and the resultant benefits for a local community are:
· a local place to come together to meet people,
· creates community organisation and sense of belonging
· reduces isolation and increases participation of the most excluded
· a place where a range of different services can be delivered by different bodies under the same roof
· provides an alternative learning environment
· encourages participation and engagement
· supports the development of community-led activities to meet local needs
· motivates local people to volunteer and builds social responsibility.
To provide all members of our community access to a safe, welcoming place to meet in friendship, for leisure recreation, exercise and learning; regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, disability, political, religious or other opinions.
Centrecom is situated near the Central Library in Central Milton Keynes. The main meeting hall is approximately 15m by 7m (48ft by 24ft), will seat 80-100 people and is suitable for the disabled. Tables and chairs are available. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, an oven, fridge microwave, kettles and a water heater. The building is fitted with an alarm system connected to a central monitoring station. A small car park is available during daylight hours.