News & Events



The Greenstead Community Centre is very pleased to announce the opening of the new Outdoor Gym on Magnolia Field. The Gym was kindly funded by Anglian Community Trust, Essex County Council and Colchester Borough Homes. We would also like to thank Colchester United’s Eddie the Eagle, Roxy the Raccoon from the Community Centre and SCS coaching for joining us on the day. We hope that the equipment will be well used by everyone with hopefully some fitness sessions over the summer being set up.

The Gym along with the new community defibrillator is only the start of a healthier Estate.


Our fun day is being held on Saturday 9th July 12noon – 3.30pm over on Magnolia Field on Greenstead Estate. We have a fun packed day planned for all the family, including attractions of bouncy castles, cups & saucer rides, Dream 100, kids rides, body orbs and lots more for the family. It is a free event and all money raised will be going towards the Greenstead Community Centre.

We are also holding our 5 Day Cabaret this year, for which the date is still to be confirmed. This is a weeklong event for the kids, including singing, dancing drama and art all leading to a live performance on the Friday night. This year Community Initiative Fund has kindly funded the event with a new added extra for anyone interested in video workshops!

For any more information please contact the centre on 01206 791979


Volunteering is a great way to enhance your current CV, whilst developing your skills, building your confidence and giving something back to your community. So if you have a couple of hours to spare why not give it a go? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Please contact the Community Centre for more information on 01206 791979 or email:

Do Not Delay, Apply Today!


New Tai Chi classes have started up at the Centre running every Wednesday 11.30 – 12.30, kindly funded by She Has Energy Sessions are only £3 each and is a perfect form of exercise and relaxation for all ages and abilities.

Early Years Drama group is also back up and running again with the Mercury Theatre. Community Initiative Fund has kindly funded this much loved project for a further year. This project is aimed at families with children under the age of 5yrs old.

Now running every Monday (term time only) 10.00 – 11.00 and costing only £1 per family!

Anyone attending these sessions are also entitled to a FREE tea or coffee after the session in the Filling Station Café. For further information please call the Centre on 01206 791979.

Greenstead Community Association would like to invite you to our annual AGM

To be held at:
Greenstead Community Centre
Hawthorn Avenue


This is YOUR chance to find out what the Centre has been up to and have your say!

We are also currently recruiting new trustees who can share their knowledge and skills to help the Centre thrive.

If anyone is interested in becoming a trustee please contact The Centre on 01206 791979 or email