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During this difficult time you can still contact Eastlea Community Centre on 0191 581 2399. Calls will be diverted to a member of the team who is safely working from home. 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

7:45pm | 22nd March 2020

With effect from Monday 23rd March and in line with Government advice on social distancing, we have decided to temporarily close our doors to the public. This has been a very difficult decision, but one that we know is for the best, to keep everyone protected and healthy.  The health and safety of the Centre and Nursery staff, volunteers, service users and our community are our top priority.

The team here will still be working hard behind the scenes to support our families and the community, when and where they can safely do so.

Our doors will open as soon as possible, but until then, please check our Facebook Page for further updates and to see how we can help you. In these surreal and uncertain times, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and understanding, and for helping to keep us all safe. Stay safe, stay well, try to stay indoors and best wishes to you all.

Eastlea Community Centre - Building

Eastlea Community Centre: New Website

Welcome to our brand new 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.

Eastlea Community Centre
Tots 'R' Us Nursery

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.

Unfortunately, the Coronavirus lockdown meant plans for a VE Day celebration at Eastlea Community Centre didn’t come to fruition. However, this didn’t stop us from celebrating along with the rest of the country by reminiscing and making our own displays…
Eastlea Community Centre’s accessibility advisor Lynn Mearns (left) shows the new door to early years practitioner Olivia Duffell and her son Harry, who attends the Centre’s Nursery.
Artist: Norman Cornish. A fascinating exhibition at the Bowes Museum celebrating his centenary.
Although we’re missing the lovely sounds of the East Durham Dementia Friendly Choir, which meets at Eastlea Community Centre every other Thursday, we’re looking forward to welcoming them back as soon as we can. But being in lockdown hasn’t stopped them…
At Eastlea Community Centre, we were delighted to be able to support the marvellous work Dawdon Youth and Community Centre is doing with its food bank.

Our Next Event

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