Latest COVID-19 Information (Click to expand)
4th January 2021
Under the lockdown rules announced on January 4th, and for the good of the community, the Centre is currently unable to open for groups and activities.
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: 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.
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:
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.