About Bourne End Community Centre
Bourne End Community Centre is run by Bourne End (Buckinghamshire) Community Association. The Association was founded in 1962 with aims to build and provide a Community Centre and providing for the education, leisure and social welfare of people in the local area. The local area is broadly defined as the parishes of Wooburn and Bourne End, Hedsor and parts of Little Marlow.
The Association consists entirely of volunteers and has many of its own special interest sections in addition to many links into the wider community through statutory bodies and affiliated organisations. It is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 300236).
After five years of fund raising effort, Bourne End Community Centre opened in 1967. The Centre is situated in the heart of Bourne End near the Library and the Day Centre and in front of the main car park for the village and nearby shopping area of the Parade.
The Association continues to be responsible for the maintenance and administration of the Community Centre. The Centre is open seven days a week from early morning until late at night. The Office is usually manned from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Although the Community Centre is professionally run with paid staff (Centre Manager and Assistant, cleaning staff, Bar Manager and staff), the Association is self-supporting and receives no funding from local authorities or other organisations towards its operating costs.
The Community Association produces "Target" magazine which has been distributed free to households in the village every 2 months for over 40 years.
- Written by Dave Foster
Members of Staff at the Community Centre play a vital role in the running of the Community Centre dealing with day to day admin, dealing with enquiries and bookings and running the Centre Bar. Additionally the cleaning team who keep the building clean and tidy.