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: Claire Kerrison, 07786 900685, firstname.lastname@example.org
– A Walk in the Park: a sociable get together and gentle exercise for older people, people with dementia, friends and carers, with refreshments.
– Classic films: monthly on Fridays, including popcorn and icecream!
Asperger East Anglia 01603 598941, email@example.com
Eastern Counties Cat Society, 01508 570051
Eaton and University Branch Labour Group, Roger Ryan 01603 504212, 07831 337288 or Karen Davis, 01603 504212, University.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eaton Park Pitch and Putt, Margaret Gibson, 01603 867575
Eaton Park Senior Citizens Club, Janet or Derek, 01603 505085
(Thursdays 2pm to 4pm)
Friends of Eaton Park, 7pm every last Thursday apart from February, August & December email@example.com
Gingerbread, monthly on Sundays, Molly, 0777 3422035
Friendly Embroiderers, Janice Hales, 01603 455752
Kung Fu, Ryan Moyce, (UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor) 07886 074504, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighthouse Chapel International, Joel, 07508 986838
Line dancing and tea dancing, Janet and David Harradine, 01603 455528
Little People’s Drama Group, Jo Reil, 07800 540287
Mini-Monkey’s Gym, Penny Holbrook, 01603 443796, www.minimonkeygym.co.uk
Music with Mary (for pre-school children), Mary White, 01603 624232
Norfolk Recorders (monthly on Saturdays) Francis King, 01953 607016
Pilates – two classes available: Juliane Wright, 07974 976626 OR Beth Jex 07853 496970
Scrapbooking Club, Sara Bruce, 01603 501942, 07710 231324
South Park Stompers, Christine Mace, 01508 579284
(Line Dancing Display Group)
Tai Chi Qigong, Karen Redfern, 07807 550826, www.karenredfern.co.uk
Tamil Culture, 2017 – monthly on Saturdays, Sharmen 07577 611591
U3A Art Appreciation
U3A Committee, Beverley Scott, 01603 618980, www.U3ANorwich.org
Wednesday Woman, Liz Davies, 01603 504420 (women’s group meeting for talks, music and slide shows)
Yoga (Sati), Rosie Evans, 07714 347982, www.sati-yoga.co.uk
Zumba, Lucia 07776 201645
Last update 30 November 2016
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.
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.