Ashington Community Centre Trust. Providing for your business and leisure events since 1948. We’ve hosted fayres, shows, The Bachelors, Martial Arts, Exercise Classes, Wrestling, Nurses, conferences, ballots, Movies, dances, weddings and birthdays. Ashington Community Centre Trust, Ashington Community Centre Trust Washington, Ashington Community Centre Trust Southwater, Ashington Community Centre Trust South Downs, Ashington Community Centre Trust Billingshurst Sussex.

Our Rich History: From our first Village Hall to The Ashington Centre

If you live in Ashington, West Sussex, The Ashington Centre is owned by you and your neighbours. whom are volunteers. The Ashington Community Centre Trust (ACCT) is a registered charity that holds the Centre and grounds in trust and manages them on behalf of the village. A Board of Trustees supported by a smaller Management Committee run ACCT. Come to our AGMs to learn more. See our volunteers page if you would like to give a little something to our village.

Why The Ashington Centre?

Have a look inside our Main Hall to see the impressive Hookey Mat given to us by our friends in Ashington, Northumberland. There is also a small display about our northern namesake.


How the Trust began ...

The Trust in the 21st Century...

The Trust was created in 1947 when it bought a plot of land called Sands Farm at a cost of £1,500.

Renowned local grower AG Linfield guaranteed a loan allowing the village to quickly raise the funds.

The village expanded in the years around the Millennium with a new village school opening in the year 2000.

We raised grants and funding to build a new modern village hall. Look in foyer to see who bought a brick!

Farm buildings were converted into the first village hall. The Cowshed became the kitchen and toilets.

A pavilion and new Scout Hut followed. Grants and fund raising events saw the loan quickly repaid.

The Ashington Community Centre was opened by Jimmy Hill in November 2003, joyfully marked by a Bachelors concert.

A multi-sports court, play grounds and a skate park followed.
The Rec has hosted village sports for decades.

Nearly 70 years at the heart of Ashington Village.