Aveley Community Hub officially opens

22 August 2022

Today (Monday 22 August) saw Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, join The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden and The Deputy Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Little, to officially open the Aveley Community Hub.

Cllr Abbas, said: "Although Aveley Community Hub has been open for some time it was a lovely occasion to bring together residents, service providers and council officers in true community spirit today to celebrate this wonderful facility.

"It was an honour to cut the cake and officially open the Hub which is truly accessible for all in our community. Thank you for those that joined us today and I encourage those who were unable to make it, to pop along and come and use this space."

Aveley Community Hub is home to:

  • Aveley library
  • Explorers Aveley – a private nursery providing quality care from professional staff for all children
  • Coffee and Snack Bar – open weekdays from 9:30am to 3:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:30am to 1pm
  • 7 public computers and a study area
  • a Changing Places toilet facility to help people with multiple and complex disabilities
  • a hall with a fully equipped caterers' kitchen and 2 rooms for hire
  • Thurrock Adult Community College bespoke programmes
  • volunteer opportunities
  • opportunities for community groups to use the space

Community groups that currently hire the hub’s facilities include Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, exercise groups, toddler groups, and a community partnership with Thurrock Foodbank to support local residents.

For the latest information on the hub, go to Facebook: Aveley Community Hub.

Photo below: Cllr Qaisar Abbas and Cllr Sue Little join residents to officially open the hub.