Charville Community Centre
History of Charville Community Association
In 1977 Charville was quite a close knit Community but had nowhere for the Community to meet. With no church or public house in it’s area, when the Queens Jubilee took place a group of residents, led by Charles Farmer, got together to find somewhere to hold a party and to raise funds.
A successful party & Fun Day was held in Hayes Park School with a procession of children & their families marching in Fancy Dress to the school. Future parties were planned for the following Christmases and soon residents were raising funds by holding Mini-markets, & sponsored runs to raise money for their own building.
In 1980 the Council was asked for a piece of land and a derelict piece of waste land on the corner of Bury Avenue & Charville Lane was chosen. With the help of funding from the G.L.C. (John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes, & Deputy Leader of the G.L.C.) and the local Council and the C.C.A.s own funds, the building was started in August 1983 and finally opened in late 1984.
Now Charville is thriving, opened throughout each day, catering for all ages from Parents & Toddlers through to Senior Citizens clubs. It is probably unique in that only the land is leased from the Council but the Association owns the building. It has it’s own bar which has recently been refurbished and when funds permit the larger hall will also be updated. It holds regular events for C.H.A.D., the Consortium for Housebound & Disabled pensioners, and a social afternoon for its older members. A non-denominational church service is held there at 10am every Sunday, followed by a cup of tea or coffee so why not come & join us for a warm welcome at one of our many activities.
P.S. Our bar has just been refurbished after 25 years & now looks modern, warm & inviting & is open each night except Tuesdays. Regular Dances, Quiz Nights & Social Functions are held as well as Bingo and the hall is occasionally let for private parties & weddings. (Ring 020 88417067 for details)