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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 is to provide support services which promote social inclusion, by empowering Newlon and local residents, and giving them the confidence they need to bring change into 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 of a large hall (with access to safe external space), a seminar room, toilets and baby changing facilities, a kitchen (that opens up into the large hall), a reception area and courtyard that includes a lovely communal garden, as well as outdoor sports and play area.

A number of health and wellbeing activities take place within the space, including fitness classes, yoga, youth forums and provision, digital inclusion and other training. The centre is also home to Tiddley Tots nursery.

You can book the centre on the hallshire website.

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 that the office is open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm.

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 available for Newlon residents.

Those hiring on a repeat basis, who access the space outside of usual business hours, are required to hold building keys. This will raise the deposit to £190.

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

Programme schedule (may vary)

Monday Time
Exercise classes for women 10am – 11am
Tutors United – Maths and English Tuition 4pm – 6pm
Access to computers 10am – 4pm
Gardening TBC
Tuesday Tuesday
Exercise classes for women 10am – 11am
Access to computers 10am – 4pm
Knit and social club 4pm – 6pm
Wednesday Time
Yoga (fee applies) 1pm – 2.15pm
Access to computers 10am – 4pm
Thursday Time
Gardening TBC
Access to computers 10am – 4pm
Exercise classes for women 5pm to 6pm
Friday Time
Access to computers 10am – 4pm

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. A number of health and wellbeing activities and local groups use the space which is also home to Global Kids Nursery. This space holds up to 40 people.

Availability

The centre is available on the weekends from 9am-10pm.

Hire costs

£25 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

Global Kids Nursery, 7am-7pm (For more information please call the nursery on 07852 963 929)

Sundays

Limehouse Welfare Association Homework Club, 1.30pm -4.30pm