Moretonhampstead Sports and Community Centre Limited is a great example of a community working together in an innovative way to bring new opportunities to local people living within a ten to fifteen mile radius of Moretonhampstead and those visiting the area.
The Centre was built in 2005 by the community for the community and remains heavily reliant on fundraising and local volunteers for its day to day running.
Facilities Unrivalled in Devon
The Centre has a fully equipped fitness studio with a variety of exercise machines and separate free weights area. A large multi-purpose hall accommodates such activities as five-a-side football, indoor cricket, short mat bowls, badminton, basketball, netball, keep fit and aerobics classes, dance classes and major social events. A range of complementary health and beauty treatments and services are available, along with fitness assessments.
On the first floor, with lift and stair access, is a large social/recreational room, with balcony area providing panoramic views over the playing fields. Together with a second meeting room and a fully equipped kitchen and bar facilities, it's an area that offers an ideal venue for meetings, social events and for use by local clubs and societies.
Outside there is an enclosed children's play area as well as an all weather floodlit surface for sports such as tennis, netball, basketball and football. These, combined with a bowling green, riding arena and football, cricket and rugby pitches provides a combination of facilities unrivalled within Devon.
Additional services and activities are continually being added, driven by demand and the availability of people to offer specialist training, classes and courses. Latest information is available on the Centre website and in regular newsletters.