About Us

The Centre is a long established focal point for the community of Warmley. It is a spacious main hall4
building offering a variety of different sized rooms for hire (full details here). The building is located on the A420 Bristol – Chippenham Road adjacent to the ring road. This location offers easy access to North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The Centre has a large, well-lit car park giving level easy access to the centre itself.

The Centre is the meeting place for numerous activities details of which can be found here. All rooms are available for private hire at very reasonable rates. Why not hold your wedding reception, birthday, anniversary or child’s party at the centre, it beats having a mess at home! You can use the large kitchen to do your own catering or we can provide caterers at a reasonable cost.

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A VERY BRIEF HISTORY

On 4th October 1944 sixty-four local residents attended a public meeting at the British Restaurant, Warmley and resolved to investigate the possibilities of erecting a Village Hall as a memorial to the Second World War. ‘This must be a suitable Memorial to those who will not return as well as for those who return victorious’, said Mr. J.D. Clark – (the first Vice Chairman).

Mr. W. C. Bowler was elected Chairman in 1945.

Warmley Baths with its buildings became available and Ministry approval to open a Community Centre there was eventually obtained.

The Centre was opened in 1947.

There were 204 registered Members in 1948 and in 1950 a Dance Club, Drama, Music and Education, Billiards, Horticulture and a Chess Club have been mentioned.

objectives2In the early 1960’s a decision was taken to close the Swimming Baths (renowned for its cold spring water!) when the Soundwell Baths were opened and the Social Club was opened on the site in 1977.

Photographic portraits of Mr. W. C. Bowler (the first Chairman), and Mr. J. D. Clark (the first Vice Chairman) now hang in the gallery in the Committee Room.

Courtesy of local historian,
Mr. F. Alan Bryant.