Categories: General Date: Jun 18, 2018 Title: All About Us!
The White Hill Centre
The White Hill Centre is owned and run by Chesham & District Community Association. The Centre is a Victorian school building overlooking Chesham town centre.
The Centre has a thriving role as a community association with a variety of activities and rooms for hire. Groups and classes covering art and craft, exercise, sports, language, dance and pre-school learning use the facilities every day of the week. In this year's brochure 41 different classes are on offer.
The Centre has a licensed Bar/coffee Lounge, office services and some equipment can be hired. The Centre also has disabled access and amenities, facilities for the hard of hearing and those with sight issues. We also have a lift to the first floor.
As the building is now over 100 years old it has been necessary for the Trustees and committee members to raise significant funds to cover internal and external repairs. Continued refurbishment and ongoing maintenance is inevitable in a building of this age.
A building surveyor has been employed by the Trustees to oversee the preservation of the building and particularly the replacement of a section of the roof, drains and gutters. The work required and estimates for the work on one roof will be in the region of £50,000. It has been a delicate balance to get the work done while keeping the building open as much as possible, avoiding cancelling events and classes.
During this year we have raised funds towards decorating rooms, replacing chairs and installing new LED lighting. Grants have been received by various local organisations and paid for the refurbishment of the Lobby and installation of automatic opening doors. One of our members wrote to all other members with an appeal for donations towards repairs of the roof and drains. This has happily brought in over £8,500.
We would appreciate any help with continuing to provide a Community Centre for everyone to enjoy and use for the foreseeable future. We would be grateful for any help, be it volunteering, a few hours of your time or donations. Just contact the Centre office and speak to our friendly staff.
Call us on 01494 775190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org