EATON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE

Eaton Park Community Centre was set up by and is still run by local people – all of them volunteers. The popular centre is beautifully run and cared for. It hosts meetings, parties, sports and cultural activities for all ages and all sections of the community. In 2017 Norwich City Council gave the community centre a five star listing.

Community Centre User Groups

Age UK Norwich, Stella Sheldon, 01603 397785, stella.sheldon@ageuknorwich.org.uk
– A Walk in the Park:
a sociable get together and gentle exercise for older people, people with dementia, friends and carers, with refreshments. Every second Tuesday, April to November, 2pm to 3pm, meet at the community centre.
– Classic films:
monthly on Fridays, including popcorn and icecream!

Asperger East Anglia, 01603 598941, thecla@asperger.org.uk

Diabetic Awareness, Julz, 07769 200603, Doctors’ referrals only

Eastern Counties Cat Society, 01508 570051

Eaton and University Branch Labour Group, Bert Bremner, 01603 471134

Eaton Park Pitch and Putt, Margaret Gibson, 01603 867575

Eaton Park Senior Citizens Club, Janet or Derek, 01603 505085
(Thursdays 2pm to 4pm)

Friendly Embroiderers, Janice Hales, 01603 455752

Friends of Eaton Park, info@friendsofeatonpark.co.uk, www.friendsofeatonpark.co.uk

Hungarian Toddlers, Henrietta Lazar, 07915 514783

Kung Fu, Ryan Moyce, (UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor) 07886 074504, rmoyce@hotmail.com

Line dancing and tea dancing, Janet and David Harradine, 01603 455528

Mini-Monkey’s Gym, Kerry Woodrow, 07739 007296, www.minimonkeygym.co.uk

Mini Professors, Lucy Catto, 07793 817355, www.miniprofessors.co.uk

Music with Mary (for pre-school children), Mary White, 01603 624232

Mustard Seed Chapel International, Joel, 07508 986838

Norfolk Recorders (monthly on Saturdays), Francis King, 01953 607016

Pilates – two classes available: Juliane Wright, 07974 976626

Quigong, Jasmine Hastings, 07969598205, www.facebook.com/thehealingstate

Scrapbooking Club, Sara Bruce, 01603 501942, 07710 231324

Scrapbooking 2, Mrs Ammond 07986 291907

Spanish for Home Schooling, Kim Dickerson, 01603 441874

South Park Stompers, Christine Mace, 01508 579284
(Line Dancing Display Group)

Theatre Workshop, Debbie Lawrence, 07769 200603

TinyTalk, Maria Holloway, 01953 851916, mariah@tinytalk.co.uk, www.tinytalk.co.uk

U3A Norwich www.U3ANorwich.org
U3A Art Appreciation, Beverley Scott, 01603 618980
U3A Committee, David Herman, 07768 868334
U3A Recorders, Hilary Hammond, 01603 714497

Ukelele, Clara Wiseman, 07752 346662

Wednesday Woman, Liz Davies, 01603 504420 (women’s group meeting for talks, music and slide shows)

Yoga, Lucia 07776 201645

Yoga (summer), Derek Smith, 07507 683694

Yoga (Sati), Rosie Evans, 07714 347982, www.sati-yoga.co.uk

Last update 6 April 2018

Hire and Bookings

Small room and kitchen – £4 per hour
Hall and kitchen – £5 per hour or £8 per hour for parties
Whole centre – £8.25 or £10 per hour for parties

Bookings: 01603 504420*

* The Community Centre doesn’t have an email. There is an ansaphone. If this is full, please wait a couple of days and ring again.

NB. Friends of Eaton Park cannot help with enquiries.

History

In 1977 a group of local people got together to raise funds to build a community centre for the new communities that were springing up around Eaton Park. Many of these people were the first to move into the new houses that were built off North and South Park Avenue. These tree-lined roads replace older housing stock, much of which was in poor condition.

With the funds raised and with support from Norwich City Council, the community centre opened in 1982. The Community Centre is run by the Eaton Park Residents Association.