Bradley Cahoon: Grove Neighbourhood Centre – at the heart of the community

From pilates to painting, the centre hosts a variety of activities and events for locals. Brad Cahoon wants your suggestions to ensure it remains at the heart of the community. Your community centre needs you!

When I say I work at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre people say they didn’t know there was a community centre in Brackenbury Village.

But, it would be a terrible shame if one day you strolled down Bradmore Park Road and found in its place a ‘Primark Metro’ offering a cut price deal on pink fluffy slippers. Worse still, imagine if it was yet another block of luxury flats. This centre, which dates back to 1973 and is a registered charity, is there to serve the community and is for people of all ages. It is funded by generous donations and run by an army of dedicated volunteers who also help raise funds to keep it open.

So, on October 10 why not come to our Autumn Fete to say hello and find out what we do (we don’t bite). We want your suggestions for what else we can offer the folk living between Goldhawk Road and King Street. What activities or events can we hold to bring people together? What would you like to see the centre do for your community?

We already hold indoor bowls and curling games for the more senior people. There are also yoga classes. But, the centre is for all ages. There has been a successful summer programme for 11 to 19 year olds who have taken part in sports, performing arts, even cookery and baking classes and a beatbox masterclass.

It can also be hired out for children’s parties or be used for meetings.
So, don’t miss the Autumn. Hopefully you will be so impressed you will volunteer a few hours a week to work at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre to ensure it remains at the heart of this wonderful community.
Grove Neighbourhood Centre
020 8741 3321
7 Bradmore Park Road W6 0DT

Article sponsored by: Ian McCarroll at Tool Chest
020 8748 7912
68 Iffley Road
London W6 0PF

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