Category: Community centres

Business profile: Abbey Wood Community Group is a cornerstone of local engagement and community spirit in Abbey Wood since 1977. Founded by a dedicated group of locals and our then Local Councillor, Woody Clachar, we have grown from humble beginnings, meeting in members’ homes, to now operating in a historic building originally a Salvation Army Hall. Our journey to opening the community centre in 1980 involved immense volunteer effort and fundraising, a testament to the community’s dedication.

Our centre, achieving Charitable Status in 1984, is more than just a building; it’s a thriving hub of activity and connection. We offer two main halls for hire – a large hall with a capacity of 120 and a smaller one for up to 40 people. These spaces are versatile and well-equipped, suitable for a range of activities, from private functions and community meetings to regular group activities. Our halls boast features like cool-wall gas fires, a bar area, cushioned impact flooring, and modern kitchen facilities, ensuring comfort and convenience for all events.

We pride ourselves on being accessible and inclusive. Our facilities are designed to accommodate everyone, with step-free access, disabled toilets fitted with safety rails, and baby changing facilities. Safety is a priority, with well-placed emergency exits, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide monitors, and smoke alarms ensuring a secure environment.

Our location is a significant advantage. Situated conveniently near Abbey Wood Rail Station and various bus stops, we are easily accessible for all locals. Moreover, our community centre is not just about providing space; it’s about creating a sense of belonging and fostering community ties. We host a variety of events and activities that cater to different interests and age groups, encouraging participation and engagement within the community.

At Abbey Wood Community Group, we are more than just a venue; we are a community. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a welcoming, friendly, and professional service, ensuring that every interaction with us is positive and memorable. Whether you’re looking to host an event, participate in community activities, or simply find a space where you can connect with others, we are here to serve you. Join us in continuing the tradition of community spirit and engagement that has been the hallmark of Abbey Wood for over four decades.

Abbey Wood Community Group

Address: 4 Knee Hill, Abbey Wood, London SE2 0YS

Phone number: 020 8311 7005