The Community Centre is managed by a non profit making Registered Charity, Halton Community Association (HCA), for the sole purpose of providing and maintaining a Community Centre for the inhabitants of the village of Halton and its wider community.
The HCA is run by a voluntary Management Committee formed from its members.
Income is from the rental of its premises, fundraising events and grants. Membership is open to all residents and users. New members and volunteers are very welcome to join the HCA and/or to help in the Centre.
Aims & History:
The main hall was built in the 1970s providing, on a tight budget, a much needed venue for many village needs. In the last 8 years the HCA has provided a modern versatile facility, which offers a venue for, education, health, leisure and activities for all ages. We were delighted to learn that we had won the Lancashire Environmental Funds 10th Anniversary Grant of £500,000 in spring 2008. A further £185,000 was also raised to build the new annex, and the building was renamed as The Centre @ Halton.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mr Dennis G. Mendoros, formally opened the new building on 28th May 2010, followed by a weekend of celebration events.
Following the successful extension of the Centre, HCA has also undertaken a major re-development of the recreation area surrounding the building. This includes a new state-of-the-art skatepark, an all weather Ball Park, all age range play area, youth shelter, and a community pebble mosaic designed by Maggy Howarth. There is also a boules pitch, picnic area and outdoor gym.
The completion of these new facilities was marked by an official opening by David Morris MP during a very successful Happening Weekend between 8th and 10th July 2011 – see the video of the opening