Heene Community Centre operates from a flint-faced, old church-school building in West Worthing, close to the town and the beach, 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.

At the Heart of the community
since 1986

Today,  Heene Community Centre is a buzzing community hub in the west end of Worthing.

If you are looking for a function room for your event, look no further than Heene Community Centre.  We provide an easy booking system, from start to finish. We have a car-park, staff on duty at all times, we are competitively priced, and there are beautiful gardens with play equipment, that can be used for your party/event.   We hire out 9 rooms, all varied sizes for meetings, courses, regular exercise classes, birthday parties and special events. The spacious Shakespeare Hall can accommodate bouncy castle parties, wedding receptions, concerts and conferences.

For enquiries: 

Email: info@heenecommunitycentre.org

Telephone: 01903 209997

become a member of the Centre 

For only a small annual subscription, you can become a member of The Heene, with the following activities on offer,

Social Bowls, Friday Art & Craft,  Italian, Spanish, Saturday Art & Craft and Card-making.

Joining up takes just a few minutes. The annual subscription is renewed at the start of January.
Then, you pay a small session fee each time you attend a class.

Did you know That The Heene is a charity and is not run by the council? 

All the staff salaries and utility bills have to be paid by the income raised through room hire, café sales, fayres and annual memberships.  

Thank you for supporting The Heene.

Latest information on what’s happening 

Look under ‘Classes’ on the website or pick up the latest Activity Programme, detailing all the classes running on a regular basis with telephone numbers and contact details. 

Alternatively, visit our Facebook page for the latest information.https://www.facebook.com/heenecommunity

Follow on Instagram The Heene’s Instagram

Come along and visit our café at The Heene.  Check out the new menu of cakes, snacks, lunches and refreshments. https://www.facebook.com/cafeone22


 The Office is open  Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm

When the office is closed, there will be a caretaker on duty.


Centre Opening Times

Mondays 9am – until late

Tuesdays 9am – until late

Wednesdays 9am – until late

Thursdays 9am – until late

Fridays 9am – until late

Saturdays 9am – until late

Sundays 9am – until late

Bank Holidays Closed


The Centre is open 7 days a week (except bank holidays).

The closing times will vary, depending on which classes are running each day.  



Nearest Parking:-

There is a car park, via Winchester Road, with 25 places to park for hirers of the Centre only.

There are also 2 disabled parking bays for hirers of the Centre only.

Winchester Road (free, 2hr limit until 6pm) and Heene Road, (free, 2hr limit until 6pm). 

There are no parking restrictions in nearby roads in St Michaels Road, Manor Road and Lansdowne Road.



From the pier, walk west along the seafront to Heene Road.   

Heene Community Centre is at the junction of Heene Road and Winchester Road in Worthing, BN11 4PL

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 Heene Road.  

The No.8 and No.8A bus travels from Ferring to Worthing, via Heene Road


Train Stations:

West Worthing Station, Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4SR

Worthing Station, Station Road, Worthing, BN11 1JP