The Bourne Community Hub


We want our local communities to be happy, healthy, vibrant and thriving. Our fantastic new Community Hub will help make this happen.

Thanks to our wonderful local residents, funders and partners our Hub offers something for everyone, whatever your age or interests.

If you want to read our story click here.


We offer a range or coaching sessions for children and young people – see our Facebook page for the latest information.


There is an on campus pre-school which you can contact on 01805 621373 of visit their Facebook Page.


In the school holidays we hold family learning sessions in the Hub.


Our partners at Learning and Skills offer a fab range of courses including –  Living Well – Arts and Crafts, Getting started or refresh your Math’s and English, all sorts of art classes and Preparing for work /CV writing plus a weekly Digital Hub  where you can learn about getting on line and improve your IT skills so you get confident in using the web to make appointments , book and pay on line and all the other things you can do on your device.


For older people we have a weekly tea and toast group and Chair Yoga and exercise.


We host the health visitors who provide support to parents and babies and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation service who help people get fitter after illness.


You can also hire rooms for events, kids birthday parties, family get-togethers or clubs. See availability, hire charges, terms and conditions here.



Our Story


Back in 2015 the Bourne Community Group asked the Poole Communities Trust to work with them to develop a Community Hub. This collaboration led to detailed discussions with the Council on how the project could be built on the site on the old youth club on the corner of Northmere Drive and Arne Avenue. After detailed discussions we appointed a local architect to develop proposals to meet the needs of the local community that had been identified through consultation.


The next 5 years saw us work with residents and our architect – Footprint to develop a design that would meet the communities needs as well as start our fund raising campaign. Our first big milestone was obtaining planning permission in October 2018, following a public exhibition of the designs. Fund raising began in earnest and we were thrilled to receive significant early support from the Bourne Big Local and Talbot Village Trust. We began all the detailed legal work necessary with the Council so that the Trust could have a 99 year lease. To maximise the space for the new Hub we needed to move the old play park onto the Green opposite the site. Thanks to local children and young people giving us feedback on what they would like to see in a new play park we were able to make a successful application to the Veolia Environment Trust. The new play park opened in July 2020. When the pandemic hit we were fearful our fund raising would be delayed . We could well understand that many grant funding organisations might want to divert funds into support to those facing Covid 19.


Whilst many grant making organisations did this , we were very grateful that others viewed our project as bringing long term benefits to Bourne. By the end of 2020 we had raised sufficient funding to construct the new Hub and we tendered the contract. Early in 2021 it became clear that our design was going to be too costly. So following some more detailed work with the Bourne Big Local and our team of architects , engineers, quantity surveyor and preferred contractor we developed a revised design. Our next major milestone was making arrangements for Little People Pre-school and BCP Youth Services to be accommodated in a temporary building whilst demolition of the old youth centre and construction of the new Hub takes place. Monday 24 May 2021 saw Little People Pre-school re-open in the temporary building opposite. Children and staff are very happy to be in their new home for the next year and can’t wait to see work start on the main site. The 99 year lease for the site starts on 26 May and demolition of the youth centre starts in early June with construction of the new building starting at the end of the month.


We know how tough times are and want to support our local communities. From October 2022 we will be opening a Community Food Store in the Hub.  Open to all residents who live in postcode BH12 4 , there is a £1 initial membership fee which entitles members to buy 10 items of shopping each week for £3.00.

 Citizens Advice Bureau will be in the Hub every other week from 11am – 2pm to offer money advice and we will be offering tips for saving energy and can help if you are not sure about something on your gas, electric or water bills.  

Our Facilities

We have an excellent range of facilities at the Bourne Community Hub. Below is a list that you can browse and book. Please make sure that you read our hiring terms and conditions to ensure that your planned use fits with our community aims.

Multi Use Games Area

The outside space, we call the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) is available for hire and is suitable for a range of activities.

Room 1

The community rooms are versatile spaces, particularly suited to meetings and training sessions.

Community Room 1 is 8.37m x 4.2m and includes a screen you can connect your laptop or other video source to.



Room 2

The community rooms are versatile spaces, particularly suited to meetings and training sessions.

Community Room 2 is 40 sq meters and both is available from 8am – 10pm weekdays and weekends.




Room 3

Room 3  is a perfect size for small groups or 1 to 1 sessions. It is 6 square meters in size and is available from 8am to 10pm on weekdays and weekends.




The activity hall is suitable for a wide range of activities. The hall is approximately 13m x 8.1m and comes complete with a dance mirror along one wall and AV equipment for visuals and sound.


The Cafe

Our ground floor cafe space comprises around 62 sq metres and is suitable for social  events / informal gatherings. It is available a from 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday.


Party Bookings

Available from 1-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, this space is uniquely suitable for Childrens birthday Parties. The hall is 108 Square Meters in Size and has AV equipment and a Music Speaker is also available. £90 plus refundable £50 deposit.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings for adult Birthday Parties (18-21 years)


Our Facilities


We love to hear from the community. If you have a question, would like to hire a space, need help connecting with other people or, just about anything else, we would love to hear from you! Fill in your information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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