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Community facilities and centres

We have a number of vibrant community centres across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which serve as hubs of engagement, interaction, and growth. They offer a diverse range of programs, events, and resources that cater to the needs and interests of the local residents and visitors alike. Whether you seek to learn, create, play, or simply connect with others, you’ll find these centres are dedicated to enriching the lived experience of any who engage with them.  

Bridget’s Café and Chobham Manor Community Centre

At the heart of Chobham Manor is the community centre and Bridget’s Café! The Chobham Manor community centre has a programme of activities taking place throughout the week for local people to participate and also is a hireable space for the local community to use. Bridget’s café runs a work-based training programme for adults with additional needs. They aim to recruit and train up to 20 people in a variety of roles, giving opportunities to groups of people traditionally under-represented in the workforce.  

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Badu Sports Café

BADU, a Black-led non-profit organisation was founded with the aim of offering unparalleled support to families, schools and local systems. Now BADU have launched a café at Hackney Bridge which is the organisation’s first outpost of its kind. Serving coffee, cakes and freshly made sandwiches, BADU Cafe takes the traditional cafe concept and does something amazing for the community. 

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The LightHouse and Gardens

The LightHouse and Gardens is an exciting new community centre and gardens in Stratford E20 created to provide indoor and outdoor spaces to promote health and wellbeing opportunities for the local area and beyond. 

The LightHouse offers classes, events, workshops and a variety of projects to support mind, body and soul whilst also being available to hire by practitioners, charities, businesses and individuals.  Sitting alongside is the Gardens, a community-focused food growing and garden space with art, workshops and green areas for relaxation and calm. 

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The Dovetail

The Dovetail is a place for the residents and neighbours of The Carpenters Estate to build connections, share skills, try out new activities and get involved with their local community. They run weekday activities, Tuesday – Friday, for residents and neighbours of The Carpenters Estate. Stop in for a cuppa, a chat and some great resident led workshops. 

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