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Kirklees Information
9th July 2013
Thornhill Lees Community Centre
The Community Centre comprises of a large hall, a large room for young people's activities and games, an IT room, café and reception area, a well equipped kitchen, offices and stores, with the whole building being light, airy and easily accessible for all.

We believe that a sense of community begins at a very young age and we are committed to helping to grow the active citizens of the future including young people in everything we do.

Children begin their Community Centre experience at Kiddies Korner, a parent and child club where early play and learning opportunities are provided adding to their developmental experiences. It also gives parents a chance to meet, share their experiences and support each other. This group is voluntary run and is self-sustaining.

We have karate and dance classes for children and adults as well as working with Kirklees Integrated Youth Support Service providing senior and junior youth clubs subsidised by service level agreements held with Kirklees Council's Integrated Youth Support Services.

The Centre offers many learning opportunities from flower arranging to Literacy, health and recreational activities, holiday activities, annual gala, Christmas fair, charity and fun days. All the events offer a multi-cultural experience. We offer advice and guidance, signposting people to different agencies and inform the community on numerous issues such as benefits and council changes.

We hire out rooms to different organisations for meetings, conferences and training and at the weekends host weddings and parties. In the main the Centre is financially self-sustaining, owned by the community of Thornhill Lees.



6pm to 8pm Senior Youth Club (ages 12 to 19)

1pm to 3pm Art Class (£4)
6.00pm to 7.00pm Zumba
5.30pm to 9.45pm Slimming World


6pm to 8pm Karate (£3)
6pm to 8pm Junior Youth Club (ages 8 to 12)


1pm to 3pm Happy Feet (parent and child club)
6pm till 7pm Childrens Dance

Friday Available for hire
Saturday Available for hire
Sunday Available for hire

We are open Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm.

For more information, contact:
Larraine Longbottom
Thornhill Lees Community Centre
53 Brewery Lane ,
Thornhill Lees ,
Dewsbury ,
WF12 9DU
Tel: 01924 468053
Fax: 01924 468053

In 1989 the community of Thornhill Lees began to speak of having their own Community Centre after a decade of hard work and fundraising Thornhill Lees Community Centre was opened on May the 8th 2001 along with the Doctor's Surgery and Nurses station next door. Following this a membership was created, the members then voted for the trustees they wanted to take responsibility and run their centre, the trustees have responsibility for hiring staff. Originally planned to be somewhere for local people of all ages to meet for activities and events the centre has grown and become much more.
An extension to the original building in 2003 created a purpose built multi use space for young people; this was funded in the main by Lottery. In 2009 Kirkees Metropolitan Council opened a Library and Information Centre and Sure Start Children centre adjoining the Community Centre together this has created the Hub of Thornhill Lees.
The Community Centre now comprises of a large hall, a large room for young people's activities and games, an IT room, café and reception area, a well equipped kitchen and offices and stores, with the whole building being easily accessible for all.


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Thornhill Lees Community Centre,
53 Brewery Lane,
Thornhill Lees,
WF12 9DU
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