Heene Community Centre operates from a flint-faced, old church-school building in West Worthing, on the corner of Heene Road and Winchester Road.
In 1984, a group of retired residents created the Heene Community Association (HCA) with one key objective in mind; “to form a community centre for the welfare of local people”.
When, in 1986, junior school children were moved into the new premises of Heene First School in Cobden Road, the newly formed Association approached Worthing Borough Council and asked permission to use the old school building as their community centre. A short lease was granted and using a skeleton staff of volunteers HCA began to provide meeting rooms to accommodate local people’s activities, such as, dances, bridge and social bowls.
The Association obtained charitable status and over many years of fund-raising by loyal members and an enthusiastic management committee, a large modern hall was added to the facilities followed by a brand new kitchen. After many years of negotiation, in 2005 the Association was finally granted a 30 year lease from Worthing Borough Council.
Today, the community centre is a buzzing community hub in the west end of Worthing with several rooms for hire for classes, meetings, and all types of events, such as parties.
For £8.50 per year Annual Subscription, you can become a member of The Heene with several different activities on offer, such as Tea-Dances, Social bowls, Art classes, Bridge, Mexican Dominoes, and Languages. Please note that anyone is welcome to become a member and support our Centre.
Our website and Facebook page have up-to-date news of what is happening, with a fantastic cafe here at The Heene, Cafe One22, serving delicious food and refreshments from 8.30am until 5pm. Come along and check it out!
Access to the car park and to Heene Community Centre is off Winchester Road.
- The Coastliner 700 bus travels along the seafront and stops at Marine Parade in Worthing.
- The No.7 bus travels from High Salvington to Lancing, via Worthing and Heene Road.
- The No.8 and No.8A bus travels from Ferring to Worthing, via Heene Road
- West Worthing Station, Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4SR
- Worthing Station, Station Road, Worthing, BN11 1JP