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. In 2017 Norwich City Council gave the community centre a five star listing.
Community Centre User Groups
Age UK Norwich, Stella Sheldon, 01603 397785, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
– Classic films: monthly on the second Wednesday, starting October 13th. 1.30. £2 to attend, no need to book.
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
Irish Dancing, Mandy Hennigan, email@example.com
Kung Fu, Ryan Moyce, (UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor) 07886 074504, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini-Monkey Gym, Penny Holbrook, 07917 872205, www.minimonkeygym.co.uk
Mustard Seed Chapel International, Joel, 07508 986838
Norfolk Recorders (monthly on Saturdays, except August and October), Francis King, 01953 607016
Quigong, (Fridays) 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
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 (Sati), Rosie Evans, 07714 347982, www.sati-yoga.co.uk
Zumba – Lucia email@example.com 07776201645
Last update July 2021
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: email firstname.lastname@example.org
The new committee is investigating an online booking system.
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 by the Eaton Park Residents Association until 2020. There is a new committee in place working with the council to reopen the centre with Covid-secure practices.