About Us

Heene Community Centre

Our History

In 1984, a group of retired residents created the Heene Community Association (HCA) with one key objective in mind;
to form a community centre for the welfare of local people”.

When, in 1986, junior school children were moved into the new premises of Heene First School in Cobden Road, the newly formed Association approached Worthing Borough Council and asked permission to use the old school building as their community centre. A short lease was granted and using a skeleton staff of volunteers, HCA began to provide meeting rooms to accommodate local people’s activities, such as, dances, bridge and social bowls.

The Association obtained charitable status and over many years of fund-raising by loyal members and an enthusiastic management committee, a large modern hall was added to the facilities followed by a brand new kitchen.  

After many years of negotiation, in 2005 the Association was finally granted a 30 year lease from Worthing Borough Council.

At The Heart Of The Community Since 1986

Today,  Heene Community Centre is a buzzing community hub in the west end of Worthing.

If you are looking for a function room for your event, look no further than Heene Community Centre.  We provide an easy booking system, from start to finish. We have a car-park, staff on duty at all times, we are competitively priced, and there are beautiful gardens with play equipment, that can be used for your party/event.   We hire out 9 rooms, all varied sizes for meetings, courses, regular exercise classes, birthday parties and special events. The spacious Shakespeare Hall can accommodate bouncy castle parties, wedding receptions, concerts and conferences.

For enquiries: 

Email: info@heenecommunitycentre.org

Telephone: 01903 209997

Become A Member

For only a small annual subscription, you can become a member of The Heene, with the following activities on offer,

Social Bowls, Friday Art & Craft,  Italian, Spanish, Saturday Art & Craft and Card-making.

Joining up takes just a few minutes. The annual subscription is renewed at the start of January.
Then, you pay a small session fee each time you attend a class.

Did you know That The Heene is a charity and is not run by the council? 

All the staff salaries and utility bills have to be paid by the income raised through room hire, café sales, fayres and annual memberships.  

Thank you for supporting The Heene.