EATON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE
South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ
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.
The Community Centre has some regular hire slots still available for weekly/fortnightly and monthly activities.
Weekend availability is limited to mornings on 4th Saturday each month or anytime on 5th Saturday. On Sundays the centre is available for hire from 3pm onwards.
Community Centre User Groups
Age UK Norwich, https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norwich/. Age UK run two regular activites:
– 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 Wednesday, April to November, 1.30, meet at the community centre. Please contact Age UK to book, 01603 496333, or email email@example.com
– Classic films: monthly on the second Wednesday every month, 2pm. £2 to attend, no need to book.
Autism support group Saturdays Ros Borders 01603 620500 firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Norwich Athletic club Mondays email@example.com
Baby Being Massage Tuesdays Holly Neal firstname.lastname@example.org
Eaton and University Branch Labour Group, Bert Bremner, 01603 471134
Eaton Park Community Cycling Club, Saturdays email@example.com
Eaton Park Pitch and Putt, Margaret Gibson, 01603 867575
Eaton Park Senior Citizens Club, Janet or Derek, 01603 505085
(Thursdays 2pm to 4pm)
Fireworks and Fossils preschool science activities 4th Saturday firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendly Embroiderers, Janice Hales, 01603 455752
Friends of Eaton Park, email@example.com, www.friendsofeatonpark.co.uk
German Club for kids – Wednesdays firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeopathy second Monday of the month. Bruni Hall 07914 245 359 email@example.com
Irish Dancing, Mandy Hennigan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kung Fu, Ryan Moyce, (UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor) 07886 074504, email@example.com
Line dancing Wednesdays Janet Harradine firstname.lastname@example.org
Lego Club 3rd Tuesday Jamine Reeves email@example.com
Midwives Home Birth Meetings 4th Saturday Vicky Hastings. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini-Monkey Gym, Penny Holbrook, 07917 872205, www.minimonkeygym.co.uk
Move it or Lose it fitness Mondays email@example.com
Mustard Seed Chapel International, Joel, 07508 986838
NDSME committee meetings 3rd Wednesday Chris Eve firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk Independent Visitors (cooking) Stuartbeard17@gmail.com
Norfolk Recorders (monthly on Saturdays, except August and October), Francis King, 01953 607016
Norwich Endometriosis society 1st Monday NorwichGroup@endometriosis-uk.org
Puppy training Fridays Isabella McBride email@example.com
Pilates Mondays term time only Lindsay Rose 07813 776523 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quigong, (Wednesdays) Jasmine Hastings, 07969598205, www.facebook.com/thehealingstate
Reed Wellbeing NHS health checks Wedensdays email@example.com
U3A Norwich www.U3ANorwich.org
U3A Art Appreciation, Beverley Scott, 01603 618980
U3A Committee, David Herman, 07768 868334
U3A Recorders, Hilary Hammond, 01603 714497
U3A Needle craft
Ukulele group Tuesdays Clara Wiseman 07752346662 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wensum Arts Fridays John Madeley. 07788776351. email@example.com
Last update March 2023
Hire and Bookings
Small room and kitchen – £8 per hour
Hall and kitchen – £10 per hour or £20 per hour for parties
Whole centre – £18 or £28 per hour for parties
Capacity Main hall: 65 sitting, Dancing (no furniture) 168 capacity
Small meeting room: 20
Invoice enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 was run very successfully by the Eaton Park Residents Association until 2020 and the Covid Pandemic when the committee sadly resigned en masse.
Friends of Eaton Park worked with Norwich City Council staff to identify a way forward for the centre. A new committee was established and close working relations with the Friends cemented at committee level and through a new Community Cycle Club partnership.