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About Moordown Community Centre

Reception photoThe popular Moordown Community Centre was set up approximately 10 years ago. The Council used a derelict school, which had been built in 1911 and was known as the Winton & Moordown Boys' School. The building was reduced in size, and the inside was remodelled and upgraded. Housing for the elderly and disabled was built in the area which was the playground.

The Centre is run with Charitable Status and its income is generated by Room Hire.

Here at the Centre we do our best to live up to our motto “Working together for our Community”.

A Centre Manager, 5 Duty Managers and a Housekeeper alongside 30 volunteers help to run this popular Centre, which exists primarily to benefit the inhabitants of Moordown and its local neighbourhood. Although its prime users live in the BH8, 9 and 10 Postal Code area we do have many visitors from the wider Bournemouth area.

At busy times some 1000 people per week visit the Centre.

Friendly and compact, the Centre is seen as somewhere local people of all ages and capabilities can pursue leisure and recreational pastimes as well as offering the kind of environment where they can learn new skills or add to previous education.

We are open for 12 hours a day (9.00am until 9.00pm).

Whilst most of the above activities take place during the week our diversification really shows when we become a Place of Worship on Sunday mornings.

By Sunday afternoon we become a venue for teaching Chinese to both children and adults.

Active encouragement is given to local people to come into the building to meet up socially. Singles, and those searching for the company of others, find the Centre an ideal venue in which to make new acquaintances and hopefully new friends.

A single storey unit, the Moordown Community Centre offers ideal facilities (including a uni sex wet room) for all its users. For those in wheel chairs and those with limited mobility, the Moordown Community Centre offers easily accessible car parking in close proximity of the entrance with dedicated spaces for the disabled.Disabled access shower photo

The Centre is well lit and within the building there are no steps or slopes.

Being on one level is a positive advantage to those who are immobile, disabled or who have special needs.

The Community Centre is determined not lose its ‘Community’ identity.

As well as commercial room hire it pro actively supports hobby and interest meetings on a non-profit basis.

Clubs are also offered by the Centre and these are supported by charging per person, per activity, currently this is a maximum of £2.00 per activity. Clubs offer a very sociable environment, where visitors are free to pursue a sport, a hobby, craftwork or a favourite interest. The range is very wide and the Centre tries to cover all interests’ music, dancing, craft, darts, canasta, short mat bowls, table tennis and more. All of these activities are run by volunteers. To an outsider the craft club may look and sound like a group of friends knitting or sewing together…….. and, in fairness, this is exactly what it is!

The Community Centre is a warm and well cared for and the Association is very proud to be one of the first public buildings in the area to be taking advantage of heating its hot water with the aid of solar panels.

Whether the visit is recreational or educational you can be sure of a warm welcome at the Moordown Community Centre.

The Centre also publishes its own monthly in-house magazine with news and information about events and activities. An on-line version is available for you to read here.

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Moordown Neighbourhood Policing Team


Throop & Muscliffe Policing Team

Come and meet a member of the team.

First Tuesday of the month 2.30pm - 3.00pm

We will be in the cafe.



PILATES for everyone who wants a stronger fitter body. Improve core strength, posture and flexibility. Improve or eliminate back complaints. Thursdays 11.30 - 12.30pm.

ZUMBA GOLD focuses on all elements of fitness and balance, aimed at the older active adult. My class will make so many positive changes to you life in so many ways. Fridays 11.30 - 12.15pm.

To book your place and discuss any queries you may have, contact Mandy on 07712 259716 or Email mandyhill2@gmail.com


the WI


A brand new group for the Moordown area.

You don’t have to know how to knit or make jam, just have an interest in your area and discover new interests and make new friends. Please come along to one of our meetings and learn what we are about.

We will be meeting on the last Thursday of the month at 7.00pm at the Moordown Community Centre.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

For more information contact Tracey 07968 983188



New Saturday Morning Club

Gentle exercise with a hint of healthy competition!

Indoor Kurling is a popular game for men and women of all ages and abilities. Come along and try Kurling and other activities. Get fit, have fun and meet friends old and new.

Starts Saturday 5th November 10.30am to 12noon.

Normal weekly charge of £2.50 includes refreshments.

Volunteers also needed to help organise the club.

Contact details-

Telephone: 01202 722211 / 07467 955864

Email: clubpoole@brendoncare.org.uk

Website: www.brendoncare.org.uk


World Music Choir

The World Music Choir

A small friendly community choir, led by Julia Davy. We sing songs from around the world, including Gospel and Folk, to inspire and uplift YOU.

Thursdays 7.00pm-8.30pm

Moordown Community Centre

21 Coronation Avenue BH9 1TW

£3 admission

All enquiries please contact John on 07897 832883 or email m901jfx@googlemail.com


For more information on the Moordown Community Centre please call in or contact us on 01202 536268