The Great Eccleston Village Centre is a charitable organisation, established in early 2001 and manned by mainly by Volunteers It was formally opened on 29th June 2001 by HRH The Princess Royal. After 13 successful years the centre has now been refurbished and is refocusing its activities whilst consolidating those currently being run.
The Centre is situated in Wyre close to the centres of Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Fleetwood, and Garstang. It also serves a predominantly rural community; with a catchment area that includes the villages of Great Eccleston, Little Eccleston with Larbreck, Elswick and a large and dispersed farming community. It is therefore very convenient as a hub for meetings by local authorities, the health service and businesses in this area wanting a centralised meeting point.
Our objectives include the promotion and encouragement of social, educational and leisure activities, information technology, community support and similar services. This is achieved by running courses, room hire and local meetings. The Centre also provides a casual drop-in facility. The Centre can also offer business services such as photocopying, laminating and binding.
Rooms are available to hire for Full or Half days or in the evening, longer term hire can also be arranged:
L-shaped lounge: Measuring approx. 8m x 5 m this area adjoins the smaller lounge area. A selection of chairs and tables can be provided to suit specific requirements and can provide seating for 60 people in rows or 40 with tables. The lounge opens onto the adjoining south-facing patio and 400m2 award-winning garden area, complete with a selection of patio furniture. There is also an adjoining kitchen if catering or teas and coffees are required.
Activity room: With integral sink and built in stereo; a great space for arts and crafts, or activity classes also useful for larger meeting of up to 40 in rows or 25 people around tables.
Meeting room: Located on the first floor this room measures approx. 5m x 5m. It can accommodate between 12-15 individuals in a traditional boardroom layout or between 16-18 on a more informal basis.
The Centre has Wi-Fi throughout and the use of a Mobile 55inch Wi-Fi TV with multicast/USB/Laptop/Tablet connections or wall-mounted whiteboards, OHP/screen, Flipchart and CD player can be made available also.
The entire Centre has full disabled access including a Lift and disabled toilet.