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, the community centre is a buzzing community hub in the west end of Worthing. Joanna Barden is the Centre Manager and she has a small office team assisting her.
There are several rooms for hire for classes, courses, meetings, and all types of events, such as wedding receptions, children's birthday parties, funeral wakes, special birthdays, baby showers, anniversary parties and concerts.
We do encourage everyone to become a member of the Centre
For only a small annual subscription, you can become a member of The Heene, with several different activities on offer, such as Monday Dance, Social Bowls, Art & Craft, Italian, Spanish and Card-making. This takes just a few minutes to sign up. The annual subscription is renewed at the start of January. Then, you pay a small session fee each time you attend a class. Thank you for supporting The Heene.
Latest information on what's happening
Check out the Activity Programme with a list of classes running on a regular basis with telephone numbers/ contact details. Alternatively, visit our Facebook page for the latest information.https://www.
Come along and visit our cafe at The Heene. Joanne Lewis is the cafe manager and has a new team assisting her. Check out the new menu of cakes, snacks, lunches and refreshments. https://www.facebook.com/
Cafe One22 Opening Times
Mondays 9.30am - 4pm
Tuesdays 9.30am - 4pm
Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm
Thursdays 9.30am - 4pm
Fridays 9.30am - 4pm
Saturdays 9am - 2pm
Bank Holidays Closed
Access to the car park and to Heene Community Centre is off Winchester Road.
- The Coastliner 700 bus travels along the seafront and stops at Marine Parade in Worthing.
- The No.7 bus travels from High Salvington to Lancing, via Worthing and Heene Road.
- The No.8 and No.8A bus travels from Ferring to Worthing, via Heene Road
- West Worthing Station, Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4SR
- Worthing Station, Station Road, Worthing, BN11 1JP