New community house launched in Burbage

Published Thursday, 30 September 2021

A community centre that will offer a range of new activities for adults, young people and children in Burbage has just been relaunched by the Borough Council. 

Photo of event, three people looking at brochures

The Meadows Community Centre will provide support to local residents, tenants and young people enabling visitors to access public services including the Police, housing officers, Age Concern and the voluntary and community sector.

In addition, the Meadows Community Centre will now host a range of activities for adults, young people and children, thanks to the work of the team that looks after the Borough Council’s Community Houses in Earl Shilton, Barwell and Wykin who will also be working at The Meadows. Many of the groups are new, and some well-attended favourites will also be returning to this popular community venue. 

At a recent open day, visitors were able to meet the venue’s new team and discuss options for further activities and plans for the future.

Rachel Duncan, Community Development Co-ordinator said:

We had a great open day, it was lovely to meet local residents and hear what they want to see happening at The Meadows. We already have a lot planned but we are open to any ideas. We hope people will come in and say hello.

Executive member for Community Safety, Councillor Michael Mullaney said:

The open day was a great success and I was delighted to meet staff and local residents.  This venue has always been popular and the previous team have done a great job ensuring that the centre was used for a variety of events. I am sure that our Community Development Team will continue in the same manner and start to offer a wider range of services which will be of benefit to local individuals and families.

It's clear from the open day that there is enthusiasm to make the Meadows Community Centre a focal point for the community in the area of Burbage around it. I look forward to years more of community activities taking place there.

Planned activities already include:

  • Men’s Cooking Group starts Monday 4 October, 10.30am to 11.30am, to be held on a fortnightly basis. Free activity, all ingredients and recipes provided
  • Craft Workshops, to be held Thursday 7 October, 4 November, 2 December, 10.30am to 2.30pm. £3 per session, lunch included. All craft materials provided. Make a decorative bottle, family picture frame, autumn wreath, Christmas cushion, lantern, felt robin and gift tags
  • Family Halloween Crafts and Cooking, to be held Wednesday 27 October, 4pm to 6pm, free, all materials supplied
  • Tuesday evening knitting group will also be returning, this is a community organised group

Booking is advisable.

If anyone would like to use the building, become involved in the centre or wants any more information please telephone 01455 255941 or email