Local community centres

There are many community centres across Poole, all keen for their local communities to make the most of the facilities on offer. Many already cater for a variety of different activities such as dance, art, mother and toddler, badminton, pensioners' clubs etc, but are still keen to encourage new groups or activities.

If you are interested in finding out about your local centre, hiring a room or setting up a new group in your area, please do not hesitate to contact them directly. As some centres may be vacant at certain times of the day, please leave a message on their answer phone if necessary.

Some centres require a small membership fee. This income helps with running costs and maintenance of the building.

Alderney Manor Community Centre

287 Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HT

Telephone: 01202 740026

  • small upstairs meeting room for 20 people
  • hall and small kitchen for up to 150 people
  • lounge bar area can accommodate 100 people
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Alderney West Community Centre

77 Bedford Road South
BH12 4PR

Telephone: 01202 745392

  • large open area lounge partitioned in 2 by fixed low rail, can cater for a maximum of 300 people
  • hatch through to a large kitchen
  • disabled access and facilities

Bearwood Community Centre

King John Avenue
BH11 9TF

Telephone: 07975627515

  • hall can accommodate 150 people
  • lounge and kitchen can cater for 30 people
  • Bearwood Suite (with licensed bar) and the Youth Hall each hold 50 people
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Broadstone Community & Arts Centre

21 Dunyeats Road
BH18 8AB

Telephone: 01202 605504

Ground floor

  • large hall for 50 people
  • large room for 50 people
  • small kitchen
  • car park
  • assisted disabled access and facilities

First floor (no disabled access)

  • large hall for 50 people
  • 2 smaller rooms, 15 people each

This centre also takes bookings for the War Memorial Hall (in Broadstone), this is a large hall with a raised stage, capable of seating 180 people.

Canford Heath Community Centre

Mitchell Road
BH17 8UE

Telephone:  01202 677757

  • hall hire takes 200 people (180 seated) - hatch through to kitchen
  • 2 meeting rooms can seat 20 people each
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities - no disabled access to one of the meeting rooms on the upper floor

Creekmoor Community Centre

Northmead Drive
BH17 7XZ

Telephone: 01202 912711
Email:  creekmoorca@gmail.com

  • large sports hall for 150 people
  • small kitchen
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Hillbourne Community Centre

69 Cavan Crescent
BH17 7EY

Telephone: 01202 601280

  • hall for 150 with hatch to large kitchen
  • skittle alley with lounge area for 30 people
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Merley Community Centre

Harrier Drive
BH21 1XE

Telephone: 01202 880235and 01202 841330

  • large hall for up to 150
  • small hall for up to 80
  • separate kitchen
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Oakdale Community Partnership Centre/ORCA

Wimborne Road
BH15 3DL

Telephone: 01202 772894

More information can be found on the ORCA website.

Poole Old Town Community Centre

2 Lagland Street
BH15 1RR

Telephone: 07752184121and 01202 660058

  • large hall for 150 people
  • lounge for 30-40 people
  • separate kitchen
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Talbot View Community Centre

3 Alder Park
Alder Road
BH12 4AY

Telephone: 01202 746764

  • large hall for 150 people
  • smaller hall with kitchen for 50
  • car park
  • disabled access and facilities

Help for your group

The Community Development Team offer support to community centres, and work in partnership with Poole CVS to help voluntary and community groups and charities. Contact Chas Rowling, Community Development Manager and or Chris Beale at Poole CVS if you need help with:

  • running your group
  • funding your group
  • finding volunteers
Page last updated: 13 May 2021
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