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Walsworth Community Centre

Built in 1852, the Community Centre started out as the old Walsworth School. The building has retained much of its character and charm over the years and now caters for every age group. The Walsworth Community Centre is available for hire for social occasions, meetings, and for those wishing to start a local interest group.

The Centre is administered by the volunteers of Walsworth Community Association, registered charity number 302485. We are a small group dedicated to serving the community, and we rely on the support of the community.

Booking rates

Main Hall

Monday to Thursday up to 11pm: £12 per hour
Monday to Thursday 11pm - 11.30pm: £24 per hour
Friday up to 8pm: £12 per hour
Friday 8pm to 11pm: £24 per hour
Friday 11pm to 11.30pm: £36 per hour
Saturday up to 7pm: £18 per hour
Saturday between 7 - 11pm: £30 per hour
Saturday 11pm - midnight: £130 per hour
Sunday up to 7pm: £12 per hour
Sunday 7pm - 11pm: £20 per hour

Meeting room

Up to 11pm: £12 per hour
11pm - 11.30pm: £24 per half hour
Sunday up to 11pm: £12 per hour

Small upstairs meeting room

Flat rate throughout: £9.60 per hour
Storage (maximum): £12 per week

Latest bookings: We do not normally accept bookings later than 11.30pm

Booking deposit: £10 is required to secure a booking (deducted from hiring fee).

Damage deposit:

  • Monday to Thursday, Sunday: £60;
  • Friday and Saturday, up to 6pm: £60; bookings later than 6pm: £250

Cancellations: Regular hirers may reschedule a booking provided they give a minimum of 2 weeks' notice (subject to availability of the Centre); cancellation of a string of bookings incurs a charge of two of the cancelled bookings. One-off hirers will forfeit their £10 booking deposit if they cancel their booking.

Contract bookings: 

Discounts of 5% to 10% may be available. Please contact the Walsworth Community Association Hiring Secretary for further details.

Contact details: 

Janet Walker - Walsworth Community Association Hiring Secretary
Phone: 01462 459821

Hall capacities: 

Main hall: 15.5m x 6m
Maximum capacity: 100
Wooden parquet flooring
Wheelchair access, disabled toilet
Kitchen, tables, chairs, china and cutlery are included with the hire charge.

Meeting room: 7.5m x 6m
Maximum capacity: 40
Wheelchair access
Kitchen, tables, chairs, china and cutlery are included with the hire charge.

Hire available for: 

Clubs / user groups
Private parties
Business meetings
Training courses

Kitchen facilities: 

Available for both rooms, including refrigerators, china and cutlery.

Please note - cookers in both kitchens are out of order until further notice, all other appliances are available as usual.

Current user groups: 

Art Classes (Painting in Watercolour, Painting in Oils, History of Art)
Fitness Classes
Dance Classes: Street Dance, Bollywood Fitness, Ballet (children), Ballet (over-55s) etc.
Singing Starlets
Yoga, Yoga and Fitness

Other information: 

Baby-changing facilities
Chairs and tables available, included in hall hire.
Bouncy castles may be used up to a maximum height of 3 metres (10ft)
If alcohol is to be sold, a Temporary Event Notice is required.
All hire times must take account of set-up and clear-away time.
Bouncy castles and soft play can be catered for

There are some parking bays immediately opposite the Centre, and more 100m further down the road. All parking is free.


88 Woolgrove Road, Hitchin
United Kingdom