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Latest COVID-19 Information - 27th January, 2022


When visiting Eastlea Community Centre, please continue to wear a face covering in the communal areas, such as the entrance, corridor and toilets. 

Although the legal requirement to wear masks has been dropped, the government still recommends that people wear them indoors and with people who they are not usually with. 

Many of the Centre's users are vulnerable, and safety remains our highest priority.


Scientific evidence suggests coronavirus transmission mainly happens indoors where people are closer together.

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Eastlea Community Centre

Welcome to our website, here to provide the latest news, information and events going on at the centre and in your local community. For access to information about our centre nursery please click on the Tots 'R' Us logo below.

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Welcome to Eastlea Community Centre

Providing activities of interest for a functioning community across the generation spectrum.

Eastlea Community Centre is situated in the Deneside division of Durham County Council and serves the immediate and surrounding areas with a vast range of activities to suit the community.

Our activities and projects, under our four core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Education and Training, Recreation and Leisure and Support for Enterprise and Employment are inclusive and cater for those from birth to the elderly.

Eastlea Community Centre, also known as Seaham, Eastlea and District Community Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our Centre is managed by a board of Trustees and employs a Centre Manager to oversee the day to day running of the building and activities. A Nursery Manager is employed to oversee our community Ofsted registered Nursery. Community groups and individuals from Seaham and further afield, as well as external organisations, use the Centre as a place for learning, networking, fitness, volunteering and bringing people together to transform neighbourhoods and businesses.

Our mission is to provide activities of interest for a functioning community across the generation spectrum under our four core themes of:

Health and Well-being

Education and Training

Recreation and Leisure

Employment and Enterprise

If you are looking to host a special event, such as a birthday party, christening, wedding, concert, anniversary celebration, or need a venue for a regular local group activity or meeting, then look no further. Whatever the occasion, our safe, welcoming and spacious Centre can meet your needs.

We are a Cultural Hub

Eastlea Community Centre is one of seven Cultural Hubs across East Durham. The Cultural Hubs project is funded through East Durham Creates, whose aim is to bring high quality art performances and workshops to community venues throughout East Durham. Cultural Hubs are about establishing local venues as centres that stage fantastic artistic events in East Durham that reduce the need for local people to travel further afield to more traditional venues.

Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook for further upcoming events or get in touch with us directly. 

For information for all seven Cultural Hubs contact East Durham Creates: 

t: 0191 5693511
e: Stayintouch@eastdurhamcreates.co.uk
w: www.eastdurhamcreates.co.uk
F: @eastdurhamcreates

Latest News

Keeping you up-to-date at Eastlea Community Centre.

Latest Blog Posts

We've launched our very own blog! Reporting on the latest events at the Centre. Take a peek at what's been going on and view photos of previous events.

2021 was a special year for Eastlea Community Centre – 50 years since the Community Association was founded in the old High Colliery School building, and 20 years since we moved in to our distinctive purpose-built accommodation in Stockton Road, Seaham.…
Being creative together is a great way to connect with each other and discover your potential at the same time.
Remember tea dances? Well they're back, at Eastlea Community Centre. We're delighted to have been asked by Durham County Council, Leisure In The Community and the East Durham Area Action Partnership to host a tea dance at the Centre on Tuesday, 19th…
There’s been something cooking at Eastlea Community Centre – a brand new kitchen.
Visitors to Eastlea Community Centre are finding their route into the building is a lot easier thanks to new automatic doors.

Our Next Event

To view more of our weekly activities and upcoming events vist our Events & Activities page or view our Event Calendar.