Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre
Layout and description of its facilities
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
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 and the like. It has a timber floor and it is hoped to relay it with a hard wood floor. 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.
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.
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.
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 those 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
The East Room is now 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. Call us on 0845
125 2222 In an emergency call 999
Call us on 0845 125 2222
In an emergency call 999
The IT Suite measures 6m x 4m (19ft.8ins x 13ft.1ins) and offers the use of 4 computers together with access to the Internet. For full details of its computer facilities please see 'IT Room' by clicking here. The suite which is close carpeted well lit and additionally equipped with a copier may be hired with or without the use of the computers.
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 contained in the Community Centre's brochure and on the booking form
The day to day activities of the Community Centre is managed by two
Centre Managers Clare Brown and Karil Greenhalgh; they will be delighted to show you the Centre and its facilities, take your bookings, direct you to an appropriate class or group and answer your queries. Contact her by 'phone on 01342 833893 or by email at email@example.com 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org >
The Volunteer Centre
The Volunteer Centre has its office in the Community Centre and is manned on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1.30 to 3.30pm.
Telephone and fax: 01342 836774 (24 hour answer phone)
All volunteering opportunities are posted on the national volunteering data base
Lingfield & Dormansland Community
Office hours: 9am to 3.30pm