The Eastgate Centre

FACILITIES

The Eastgate Centre is available for hire by individuals and community groups.  It   provides an ideal venue for meetings, entertainment and celebrations. It consists of a large meeting room which can be sub-divided.  Tables and chairs are available and the building is centrally heated.   In addition to a small kitchen there are toilet facilities, including for the disabled. The close proximity of the Millennium Green and the car park are ideal for outdoor activities. 

BOOKINGS

The cost of hiring the Centre is:

Up to 3 hours - £15, or for longer - £25. It is not available for overnight stay. 

For further information and booking please contact Heather on 01362 668245

HISTORY

In 1876 a Methodist chapel was built in Eastgate Street and was used as a place for worship until 1997.  In 1999, with the help of lottery funding, the Parish Council bought the building for the use of the community.  Its first purpose being a meeting place for the Scouting and Guiding groups who raised considerable funds to help with its refurbishment. The building was named The Eastgate Centre and opened for use in January 2000. 

MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

In 1998 a trust was set up – The North Elmham Youth and Community Development Trust Ltd.  This is a charity and also a company limited by guarantee.  The management of the centre is undertaken by a committee of Trustees, half of whom are appointed by the Parish Council, and half by the Scouting and Guiding groups. Trustees are appointed for a period of 4 years, after which they may retire or be reappointed.