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Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre

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The Community Centre, as it is commonly known, is a registered charity (no.1076628) and was established as a private company (no.3620572) limited by guarantee in August 1998. The building, originally a state school built in about 1858, was purchased by the Lingfield and Dormansland Parish Council in 1998 and leased to the Company for the purpose of promoting education, recreation and leisure-time pursuits for the benefit of local community. Click here for the story. The Community Centre has had four major refurbishments. The most recent in 2012 and in January 2013 all the ground floor  refurbished.  It is centrally heated, has six meeting rooms, a garden, car park and the usual facilities and is fully accessible by the disabled visitor.

  • Llewelyn Palmer Hall: 16m x 6m (52ft.6in x 19ft.8ins) area = 107m2;

  • Allison Room: 5.9m x 6.5m (19ft.4ins x 21ft.4ins) area = 41 m2

  • Plaxton Room: 9.4m x 5.6m (30ft. x 18ft.4ins)

  • Orpen Lounge: 7m x 6m (23ft x 19ft.8ins) area  = 36m2

  • IT Roon: 6m x 4m (19ft.8ins x 13ft.1ins) = 24m2

  • East Room

  • Millennium Garden

Llewelyn Palmer Hall

Llewelyn Palmer Hall measures approximately 16m x 6m (52ft.6in x 19ft.8ins) = 107m2.

It is ideal for meetings both public and private, dance classes, yoga, children's parties, receptions, exhibitions. The Lingfield Film Club use this hall click here for details. It has a newly laid hard wood floor, a folding wall to divide the hall when necessary and new curtains and blinds  The hall has a high ceiling, is well lit and equipped with a public address system and a loop system for those who's hearing is challenged. Patio doors lead to a delightfully paved walled garden. Next to the Llewelyn Palmer Hall is the Orpen Lounge which many users hire as a resting place, bar and kitchen facility supporting their function in the hall.


Allison Room

The Allison Room named in memory of Jack Allison (1916-87) one time chair of  the Lingfield Committee measures 5.9m x 6.5m (19ft.4ins x 21ft.4ins) = 41 m2.It has recently been tastefully decorated by Tom Willis and in January the wood block flooring was restored. Its outside wall contains three large windows so that the light is particularly good and appreciated by those classes doing close work, eg china restoration, painting, calligraphy, etc. The room is equipped with a loop system for the hard of hearing, a sink with kettle for making refreshments, a blackboard and a wall mounted projector screen.


Plaxton Room

The Plaxton Room recently decorated by Tom Willis and named after the Revd. Canon Edmund Plaxton vicar (1993-2003) occupies a first floor location above the IT Room. It measures 9.4m x 5.6m (30ft. x 18ft.4ins) and is close carpeted, tastefully decorated, well lit with double aspect  windows and complete with sink, crockery and served with hot water. Access is by stairs and a stair lift for the less able. The Plaxton Room is a popular room for small meetings, training seminars and special exhibitions.



Orpen Lounge

This delightful lounge/kitchen measures 7m x 6m (23ft x 19ft.8ins) = 36m2

It is named in memory of Henry Orpen one time chair of the Parish Council.

With three large windows and good artificial lighting comfortably furnished mainly with chairs funded by grants from the Lingfield Marathon Committee it provides a venue for local folk to meet for 'Coffee and Chat' on a Saturday morning. With its well equipped kitchen it provides the opportunity to prepare and serve food and drink for functions particularly like children's parties in the adjacent Llewelyn Palmer Hall. An ideal place to rest and wait awhile it is freely available to all subject to its use for a particular function. Artists may like to mount exhibitions of their paintings, calligraphy, photography, etc. for short periods; for details please  contact the Centre Manager 01342 833893



East Room

The East Room is occupied by the Surrey Police Authority

for use by the local police as their office.

This office is only for the police; the public do not have access

although they are pleased to meet people at the Community Centre.


Call us on 0845 125 2222

In an emergency call 999




IT Room

The IT Room measures 6m x 4m (19ft.8ins x 13ft.1ins) and

offers the use of 5 computers together all with access to the Internet.

For full details of its computer facilities please see 'IT Room' by clicking here.

The room may be hired with or without the use of the computers.

It is close carpeted well lit and additionally equipped with a fully integrated copier





Millennium Garden

This delightful paved garden was established in the year 2000 with money from the Lottery Community Fund and planted and furnished by local businesses and residents. It is easily accessed from the Llewelyn Palmer Hall and the rear corridor and provides a safe play area for children, a rest in the sun for others and is freely available to all that use the Community Centre.


Hiring a room

Hiring a room in the Community Centre can be easily done by visiting the Centre or 'phoning  the Centre Manager (01342 833893) or by filling in the form by clicking here and posting it or giving it to the Centre Manager at Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AU. details of the hire charges are included in the booking form.


Centre managers

The day to day activities of the Community Centre is managed by two Centre Managers Claire Thomas and Karil Greenhalgh; they will be delighted  to show you round the Centre and its facilities, take your bookings, direct you to an appropriate class or group and answer your queries. Contact them by 'phone on 01342 833893 or by email at enquiries@lingfieldcentre.org or on the contact page, click here.



The Parish Office

 The Community Centre is pleased to accommodate the Parish Office.

 Fay Elwood is the Parish Clerk. Fay will be pleased to see you in her

 office, Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 12noon or

 telephone her on 01342 835557 or

 email: <parishclerk@lingfieldpc.fsnet.co.uk >

 Website; www.lingfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk




Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre                
High Street Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB                                                          
Telephone: 01342 833893 - 24 hour answer phone                                         

Office hours: 9am to 4.30pm (Monday Thursday) 9am to 12.30pm (Friday)