Welcome to the Claremont Park Community Centre

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galaLooking for a group to join?

Arts & Crafts, Sport, Youth Clubs, Martial Arts, Gardening, Over 60’s and lots more

We’ve probably got a group to suit you

Looking for a Venue?

Wanting to hold a child’s party?

Need to run a training session?

Stuck for somewhere to hold meetings?

Then why not hire Claremont Park Community Centre.
Large room, kitchen facilities, reasonable prices.

For more information or to book the Centre call on 01253 476911

The Centre

Claremont Park Community Centre is a former branch library in Blackpool, North West England.

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Built in the 1920’s it was officially opened on 2nd October 1929 by Councillor W.D.Halstead JP and was one of the first branch libraries in the town.

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Re-opened as a Community Centre on 26th November 2004 by the local Ward Councillors Ivan and Sylvia Taylor, it now attracts over 2,000 people every month who take part in a variety of activities, events and projects including arts and crafts, martial arts, youth clubs, community arts projects, Over 60’s clubs, childcare, dance and drama and photography.

The Centre also hosts training events run by the local authority, NHS Blackpool, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde CVS and a number of other statutory agencies as well as special partnership events with the fire brigarde, police authority and the Local Neighbourhood Partnership.

The Centre is run by a voluntary Management Committee with support from local residents and neighbours and has good partnerships throughout the community including the local churches, the local primary school and family centre, the local medical centre and other community centres. Ivan and Sylvia Taylor, who opened the Centre in 2004, still sit and are very active on the committee.

For any more information on how to get involved with our user groups please contact us on 01253 476911 or via email at claremontparkcc@btopenworld.com

Or if you have any thoughts on how the centre could be used then why not add a comment at the bottom of this page?

WANTED

WILLING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP OUT IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN,

ORCHARD, WILDFLOWER MEADOW AND ROCKERY

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We urgently need people of all ages who have a bit of time to spare to come along and help out with our gardening and park environment projects.

It doesn’t matter how much time you have to give  – a few hours a week or just an hour here and there every month – and you don’t have to be a keen gardener. None of the work will be heavy or strenuous, maybe a bit of light weeding, raking or hoeing every so often and the garden has full disabled access with all our raised beds being wheelchair friendly.

Nurturing seeds, re-potting, cultivating vegetables, watering and feeding the flowers and generally keeping the areas clean and tidy are all great ways to relax in the sun and can be very therapeutic as well.

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For the full garden, wildflower meadow and rockery Gallery click here:

This is also a great way to contribute something really positive to your neighbourhood by attracting and protecting birds and wildlife to the area and making Claremont Park a more pleasant, attractive and relaxing place to visit for you, your friends, family and neighbours.

 So if you are a young family or retired or live alone or just want to do something good in your community, what better way of getting involved and out and about?

 If you would like to find out more about what’s available for volunteers and how you can help, please give us a call today

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4 thoughts on “Welcome to the Claremont Park Community Centre

    • Thanks Shirley! We’ve got some exciting gardening projects and some fantastic arts and crafts projects coming up so keep an eye on this site. And don’t forget the Linda Eaton Craft Awards Launch Event this Saturday, June 14th at 7.30pm here at the Community Centre.

  1. I am looking for somewhere for my mum to get involved in. She is 74 and lost my dad 6 years ago. Most of her family don’t live nearby. I feel she would benefit from being with people and suggested being part of a community group. Her main problem is she has limited mobility so can’t take part in gardening, dancing etc.. I would be grateful if you could advise as to what groups you feel you have available or if not put me in the right direction. Many thanks.

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