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
Today, Heene Community Centre is a buzzing community hub in the west end of Worthing.
Joanna Barden is the Centre Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of Heene Community Centre and she has a small office team assisting her.
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.
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
Office Opening Times
Mondays 9am – 4.30pm
Tuesdays 9am – 4.30pm
Wednesdays 9am – 4.30pm
Thursdays 9am – 4.30pm
Fridays 9am – 4.30pm
Saturdays 9am – 12pm
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.
When the office is closed, there will be a caretaker on duty.
HOW TO FIND US
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
West Worthing Station, Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4SR
Worthing Station, Station Road, Worthing, BN11 1JP