The Hythe Community Centre is the main leader in the Community Halls In Partnership project (CHIP).

This project has enabled five community halls in Colchester to develop new ways of working collaboratively by centralising the management and administration in order for us all to generate income, increase skills, increase community cohesion and community centre usage.

The aim is to form a "network" of appropriate and sustainable community buildings.

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The Oak Tree Centre – St Anne’s

The Oak Tree Centre and Acorn Hall are managed by St. Anne's Community Hall Association. The Association is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. The centre is also home to a Children's Centre and boasts fantastic facilities in large grounds.

This centre also offers the facilities of the Acorn Hall, which has a large capacity and is currently undergoing a major refurbishment.



The Oak Tree Centre is home to a Children’s Centre and boasts fantastic facilities including a bar and large grounds. To find out more about the great work of this Children's Centre, click here to visit the Surestart website.



There are two halls available, the larger one can accommodate up to 72 people while the smaller has a capacity of up to 32 people. For larger parties of up to 104, the two halls can be combined by opening up a partition.

Additionally, the hall has meeting space in the foyer and there is a large, fully equipped kitchen that has access from the foyer and the small hall.

Old Heath Community Centre

Old Heath community Centre is a modern energy efficient building that was opened in 2007 by the Bishop of Colchester. The Centre is closely linked to St. Barnabas Church and Old Heath Group, who organise activities and events for the community of Old Heath.



Straight Road Community Centre

Straight Road Community Centre, located in Prettygate, is a spacious hall available to hire evenings and weekends with the benefit of a large car park.

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Abbot's Road Community Hall

The Community Hall at Abbot's is situated on Ladbrook Drive, off Abbot's Road in Old Heath. It has a large hall which is available to hire for training days and meetings etc and excellent facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


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