The Mirfield Community Centre was first opened as a Community Centre in 1996, and was run by Kirklees Council. The Council transferred the Centre in 2018 to the Mirfield Community Trust.
In the time since the transfer the Trust has endeavoured to improve and expand the reach of the Centre. The Centre is run and managed on a day to day basis by a group of local volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain and develop the centre, helping to provide high quality, contemporary and cost effective facilities for a wide range of community and family activities.
The Trusts aims to provide a centre that will benefit the inhabitants of Mirfield and surrounding areas, by providing facilities to deliver activities in the interests of social welfare, for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving life for the residents of Mirfield. Whether it is a small private meeting, a large family party, a fitness or well being activity. You can be assured that the centre will be able to accommodate your needs.
As well as the centre being a venue that can help advance education, leisure, the arts, and general activities, we also run activities to raise money for local projects, including craft fairs, “Polar Express” and “Frozen” events. We run healthy holiday clubs during school holidays, and we have a youth group that meets once a week and is managed by two youth workers.
The Trust has future projects and plans for the centre, including replacing the remaining older portion of the roof, installing a new heating system, and the creation of a community garden. For people who want to be more involved with their Centre, in 2020 we are launching the “Friends of Mirfield Community Centre”.
We are always open to ideas and suggestions. If there is anything more you think the centre can provide, please feel free to talk to one of the volunteers, contact the office, or fill in the form included in this pack.
Contact us for more information.
Charities Commission links:
- Mirfield Community Trust (Charity number: 1159158).
- To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the former urban district of Mirfield and surrounding areas, in particular young persons without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions, by associating together with the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for said inhabitants;
- To establish, or secure the establishment of, a community centre and to maintain and manage the same (whether alone or in co-operation with any local authority or other person or body) in furtherance of these objects.
- Gilder Hall Youth Foundation (Charity number: 523781).
- The provision of activities within the community with the emphasis on young people in the areas of sport, leisure, the arts, general activities that promote the education, enjoyment and wellbeing of the community.
- The provision of facilities to deliver activities and support other community groups and their development.
Trustee Meetings are held once a month, usually on a Monday evening, start at 7:00 pm and are held at the Community Centre in one of the meeting rooms.