School Aycliffe is a community of some 500 homes, which includes the older, original village, The Chestnuts and The Oaklands estates. The village straddles School Aycliffe Lane, a short distance to the west of Newton Aycliffe and to the east of Heighington. The name derives from a Viking called Scula who owned land in this part of South Durham. Behind the village is School Aycliffe Wetlands, a wildlife habitat adjoining the Oakleaf golf course.
School Aycliffe Community Centre is located at the bottom of Eastfields, School Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6QH and is clearly signposted. It was built in the mid-1980s by the Council for use by the local Community and is managed by a group of volunteers – the School Aycliffe Community Association (SACA). Being a registered Charity receives no income other than that raised by events and activities held in the Centre.
The Centre caters for all aspects of the local community, including children and young people, the elderly, people with disabilities and the general public by providing facilities, open space and other services. There is a 24 hour access Defibrillator fitted to the exterior of the Community Centre for the benefit, in the hour of need, to local residents.
School Aycliffe Community Association’s aims are to further benefit the residents of School Aycliffe and the neighbourhood, without distinction or discrimination, by associating together the said residents and the local Authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation, with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.
School Aycliffe Community Centre
School Aycliffe Community Centre is located at the bottom of Eastfields, School Aycliffe, Co Durham, DL5 6QH and is clearly signposted. It can be used for a wide range of private, group and community events and activities.
The Centre has a ‘Premises’ licence only (i.e. no alcoholic drinks can be sold on site but guests can bring their own drinks to consume).
It is available for private hire, such as birthday parties, or for Class activities. Please contact Tony Robinson on 07807 134942 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity Number: 1178396
The Centre is available for private hire, such as birthday parties, or for Class activities. Please contact Tony Robinson on 07807 134942 or email: email@example.com
Tony Robinson – 07807 134942 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Large Main Hall area (capacity of up to 130 people)
· Meeting Room (capacity of 20 people)
· Acoustic panels in the Main Hall
· Large outside fenced grounds
· Disabled access
· Car parking facilities
· Heating available throughout the Centre
· Fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
· Hot water boiler and immersion heater
· Ample crockery and cutlery available
· Ladies & Gents toilets with disabled access
· Various sizes of tables and chairs in both the Main Hall and Meeting Room to accommodate up to the maximum numbers of people permitted
· 24 hour access Defibrillator fitted to the exterior of the Centre
The Main Hall has a clear floor space, marked out as a Badminton court. Stacked tables and chairs are available for use.
The Meeting Room is fully carpeted, laid out with tables and chairs and has Internet connection.
The Kitchen includes a fridge/freezer and separate under-counter fridge, microwave, electric cooker with induction hob, hot water boiler and immersion heater. There is ample crockery and cutlery available.
Outside there is plenty of car parking with disabled access to the Centre. To the side of the building there is a secure, fenced grassed area that is accessible both from the car park and from the kitchen and Main Hall