The Community Centre is located in Church Road, next to the church although it isn’t connected to the church in any way. It was built as a grade school around 1855 and was the junior school for village children until a new school was built further up the road in the early 1970’s. The building opposite The Centre was originally the infant school, and this was turned into houses soon after the last children left.
The building was purchased for the people of Roberttown after the school had moved out, and has been looked after by a committee of local residents ever since. It is a registered charity and is entirely self-funding, relying on income from the groups who hire it on a regular basis and individuals who hire it for private functions. It is NOT supported by Kirklees Council, except by way of grant funding which has been applied for and received for various projects over the years.
The last few years have seen major improvements to the building, thanks to constant fundraising efforts by the committee and large landfill grants from Veolia, Sita and Biffa. The grants have funded a large extension to the front, new kitchen and toilets to the rear and a total refurbishment of the roof. Sizeable donations from Bobtown Beer Bash and Roberttown Road Runners have helped to fund an overhaul to the coffee bar / waiting area, and the replacement of the windows and roof in the corridor to the back of the building. Summer 2019 sees a new boiler being installed that will hopefully see us through the next couple of decades, and the wooden floor in the hall is being re-varnished along with the front door.
Regular users of The Centre include Roberttown Community Centre Pre-school, Roberttown Art Group, Roberttown Womens Institute (WI), Dru Yoga, Jujitsu, Karate, Pilates, Slimming World, Roberttown Road Runners, Roberttown Baby & Toddler Group, Roberttown Community Cycling Club, Nova Bowmen (Archery, winter only)
Full details of all groups and how to contact them are on our Regular Activities page, and in the notice board at the top of the car park.
To hire the Centre for a private party or event please call Julia on 01924 519114 for prices and availability. For enquiries about regular hire please email Lynette via the Contact Us page.
We are always happy to welcome new members to our committee, if you are interested in joining us please come along to our next meeting, which is at 7.30pm in the Centre Lounge, on the date shown on the Home page.