About us & location

A busy community centre providing opportunities for groups and organisations of all description

The Centre enjoys a large multi-use space, fantastic kitchen facilities and a bright, recently refurbished cafe. Just south of the River Wye, on the edge of the city of Hereford, the Centre is 10 minutes walk from Hereford's town centre and has ample car parking.

 

The Centre is suitable for training, conferences, workshops and various sporting activities. The Centre's conference room has recently been renovated and is used by a number of organisations.

 

Free parking is available outside the community centre. If approaching by vehicle from Hereford, at the ASDA roundabout,turn left into Hinton Road (by the Welsh Club). Take the first right into Hinton Crescent and then first right into Hollybush Walk There is also pedestrian access from Ross Road.

HISTORY & AIMS

 

The Centre is operated by a charitable company, Hinton Community Association Limited which was incorporated in 2003 and which is operated by eight volunteer trustees. The aim of the charity is to provide facilities, and ancillary support, in the Centre for the benefit of Herefordians and organisations based in Herefordshire. The current Chair of the trustees is Councillor Jim Kenyon.

 

The Association has been greatly assisted in the past by Herefordshire Council which granted a long lease to the Association in 2009 and which continues to assist in the maintenance and repair of the Centre. The Centre was constructed in the 1960s but benefited from considerable improvements in 2005 which has enabled the Association to continue to provide a modern centre with first rate facilities, but at reasonable rates, for the Centre's users.

 

Over the years the popularity of the Centre has grown and is now being used by numerous groups and organisations ranging from sports clubs to Prince's Trust and Herefordshire Housing. It is estimated that around 375 people visit the Centre every week.

 

The Association does not just, however, provide a centre for its members. Recognising that a number of organisations using the Centre are themselves charities, it also aims to provide support and advice through the personal involvement of the Association's trustees. In 2010 one organisation based in the Centre was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. In 2015 a trustee, Vince McNally, was recognised for his work with the Association by being awarded a Dedicated Services Award by the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner.

 

The Centre is extremely grateful for the support of Hereford Round Table, City of Hereford Rotary Club and the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner which recently assisted with the purchase of equipment for the refurbishment of the Centre's gym.

 

Telephone: 01432- 275755 : 07525452110 (not after 9pm) E-mail: vince.mcnally@googlemail.com

 

21 Ross Road Hereford HR2 7RJ