Hilda Lane Community Association
Crystal Palace, Se London
‘St Hugh’s Community Centre is here to provide a social, educational and recreational hub, incorporating the whole’s community’s ideas, needs and welfare’The intention is to provide a full range of education, training, leisure and recreation facilities for all sections of our diverse community. Local volunteers, through the development of a structured volunteering scheme, will mainly run the centre. Youth work, fitness, healthy living, training, employment preparation, drugs and alcohol awareness, mother and baby group, creative writing and arts and crafts are amongst the activities planned as well as good provision for family celebrations and partnership meetings. We will use up to date IT facilities for education, leisure and community use. Our vision will also focus on addressing the social and economic needs of local people and on improving the environmental sustainability of the local community.
Education and Skills
We run a community centre which serves the Crystal Palace and Penge in the London Borough of Bromley. The association has continued to support our local community during the past 2 years, although the hall site we have managed for 20 years was handed over for redevelopment, leaving us without a base. This has severely affected our income and reduced the services we have been able to offer.
However we have continued to work with the council in support of local initiatives to keep the area well kempt. We have ensured that the multi-use sports facility was built with appropriate fencing, so that young people have a place to play sport and generally congregate and we have continued with the young people’s garden project to help them take ownership of their public spaces and reduce wanton damage. We have assisted local people to access services especially in times of crisis.
The new building has full disabled access and comprises a medium sized community hall, small meeting room, office and community resources area, small kitchen and outdoor Multi Use Games Area.