The brand new St Peter’s Community Centre opened on 5th October 2019 and an Open Day was held on 6th November 2021 to celebrate the anniversary with user groups having displays showing what is on offer in the centre.
The Centre replaced the old St Peter’s Hall, and is a facility for the whole Westfield community. It is a great base for local groups, and a welcoming space that is open throughout the week for people to drop in to.
The Community Centre has 3 spaces available for hire – a main hall, meeting room for 15-20 and small room for 2-4. There is also an open plan café/foyer area, which includes a mini lending library in partnership with Yeovil Library. There is a superbly equipped kitchen, and we aim to create a new community car park on a nearby site.
The Centre is accessible for all, with disabled parking, a ramp to the front entrance, level access throughout, and disabled toilets.
We are immensely grateful to everyone who has supported us, especially National Lottery, South Somerset District Council, Viridor, Yarlington Housing, Yeovil Town Council, Diocese of Bath & Wells, Clark Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, Yeovil Without Parish Council, Fairfield Trust, Bernard Sunley Foundation, Somerset Community Foundation, Abbey Manor Group, Battens, David Rivett Funeral Director, Wakeleys Funeral Directors, Yeovil Lions, Yeovil Squash and Bowls Club, St. James Church, Yeovil Vineyard Church, Yeovil Stroke Club, Westfield Co-op, and all the fantastic fundraisers at St. Peters Church and Westfield Community Association. Thankyou!
St. Peters Community Centre is run by a management committee drawn from Westfield Community Association, St. Peters Church, Yarlington Housing Group, and user group representatives.
St Peter’s Community Centre replaced St. Peter’s Church Hall, which was built in the 1960s for £850 (!) but developed a very long list of problems. The new Centre is the outcome of several years consultation, fundraising and hard work. The new centre was designed by local architects Boon Brown and constructed by Hammonds builders.
If you’d like to help with making the new Centre a success – running groups, serving tea & coffee, providing a friendly face and a listening ear, and generally looking after the place – then please do get in touch via the website.
To keep in touch on Facebook look for ‘New Westfield Community Centre’