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Community facilities

Newlon Housing Trust’s community facilities are open to Newlon residents and the local community. These two vibrant, light-filled spaces at Barnsbury in Islington and at Lascar Wharf in Tower Hamlets provide award-winning health and wellbeing activities throughout the year, as well as other community development and engagement programmes.

Our work at these spaces includes providing support services which promote social inclusion, by empowering Newlon and local residents, and giving them the confidence they need to bring change to their lives.

They are also available for hire at competitive prices.

Barnsbury Community Centre

Barnsbury Community Centre is a modern light-filled community resource comprising a large hall, a seminar room, toilets and baby changing facilities, a kitchen, a reception area, as well as a large communal garden.

A number of health and wellbeing activities take place within the centre, including fitness classes, yoga, youth forums and tuition for years 5 & 6. The centre is also home to Tiddley Tots Nursery.

You can book the centre at HallsHire.com.

Availability

The centre is available weekdays and Saturdays from 9am to 10.30pm, and Sundays from 9am to 10pm. Caretaker’s contact details will be available upon confirmation of booking.

Please note we are no longer taking one off bookings until further notice. Contact us for recurring bookings only.

Hire costs

  • Large Hall: £40 per hour plus £25 caretaking and £100 deposit.
  • Seminar Room: £25 per hour plus £25 caretaking and £100 deposit.

Discounts are available for Newlon residents.

Those hiring on a repeat basis, who access the space outside of usual business hours, are required to hold keys to the building. This will raise the deposit to £150.

You should read the terms and conditions for using the Barnsbury Community Centre before you book.

For more information please email us on community.services@newlon.org.uk or call 020 7033 4605.

Programme schedule (may vary)

Monday Time
Welfare benefits advice (Newlon residents) 9.30am – 5pm
Exercise classes for women 10am – 11am
Tuition (years 5 & 6) 4pm – 6pm
FWC Kung Fu (fee applies) 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday Time
Rent surgery (Newlon residents) 9.30am – 5pm
Exercise classes for women 10am – 11am
Coffee and crafts (women only) 11.15am – 12.30pm
Wednesday Time
Zumbini (fee applies) 10am – 11am
Yoga (fee applies) 1pm – 2.15pm
Family art workshop (school holidays) 4pm – 6pm
Yoga (fee applies) 6pm – 7pm
Thursday Time
Exercise classes for women 5pm to 6pm
Youth Support Programme 6pm – 8pm
Friday Time
Employment & Training Opportunities (Newlon residents only) 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday Time
Communalism
(2nd Sunday of each month)
1pm – 3pm

For more information and to book please call 020 7033 4605 or come in to the centre and speak to a member of the Resident services team (Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm).

Lascar Wharf

Our Community facility at Lascar Wharf in Tower Hamlets is a bright and clean space based directly beside the picturesque Regent’s Canal. Homework classes currently take place here, along with Global Kids Nursery. This space holds up to 40 people.

Availability

Please contact us for recurring bookings only.

Hire costs

£40 per hour plus £25 caretaking and £150 deposit.

Caretaker’s contact details will be available upon confirmation of booking.

Discounts available for Newlon residents.

Please note that those who access the space outside of usual business hours are required to hold building keys.

To hire Lascar Wharf Community Facility or for more information please email us on community.services@newlon.org.uk or call 020 7033 4605.

Programme schedule (may vary)

Mondays-Fridays Time
Global Kids Nursery. (For more information please call the nursery on 07852 963 929) 7am – 7pm
Sundays Time
Limehouse Welfare Association Homework Club 1.30pm – 4.30pm