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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

7:00pm | 2nd November 2020

We are still open for the community. Our current understanding of the Tier 3 restrictions means that, although some of our activities must be put on hold, we are still here for services including the Men’s Cree, Women’s Tea and Chat, Drop-in and Community Coaches.

Our Ofsted-registered Nursery, Tots ‘R’ Us, will remain open.

We have all the necessary provisions to keep staff and visitors safe, and have undertaken full risk assessments.

For general enquiries, and for information, advice and guidance, please contact us by phone. Do not visit the Centre in person without an appointment.

If you need help with food parcels, we can refer you to East Durham Trust’s FEED project.

Please be patient during this difficult time and help us to keep everybody safe, so that we can return to normality as soon as possible.

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.

Visitors to Eastlea Community Centre are finding their route into the building is a lot easier thanks to new automatic doors.
Thanks to a grant received from the Believe Housing Community Grant scheme, Eastlea Community Centre has been able to purchase essential PPE and sanitising equipment.
School holiday activities at Eastlea Community Centre took a different turn this summer, thanks to Coronavirus and the lockdown. Unable to hold children’s activities in the Centre because of the risk of spreading infection, we instead took the activities…
It's been such a pleasure to welcome groups back in to the Centre, after seeing it stand quiet and empty for so long during the coronavirus pandemic. We know that bringing people together is one of the most important things we do, so it's been lovely to…
When Seaham, in common with the rest of the country, went into lockdown to try to control the spread of Coronavirus, it meant a massive change to all our lives. Eastlea Community Centre launched the Inside Story project to document how these changes…

Our Next Event

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