Welcome to the Doals’ Community Centre website.
The Doals’ Community Centre is a recently-built multi-purpose building established for the benefit of everyone in its local community of Weir, near Bacup, Lancashire on the site of the former Doals Baptist Church.
The Doals’ Centre opened in September 2008, following five years of fund-raising by Weir Community Partnership (WCP), the charity established by local people to set up and operate the centre.
The £700,000 needed to build the centre was secured from a number of sources, including Bacup & Stacksteads SRB, the North West Baptist Association, the Baptist Strategic Building Fund and Weir Baptist Church. In addition WCP was the overall winner of the 2005 WRG Village Hall & Community Centre Challenge, run by Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd, owners of the nearby Deerplay Quarry. This award recognized that Weir was a growing village with hardly any amenities, no Church building, only one small shop and two pubs! Winning the award of £250,000 gave us money to match with other funding to build the Doals Centre.
The Doals’ Centre is designed to accommodate as wide a range of activities as possible. The facilities include:
A main hall of 12m x 10m, suitable for everything from youth club, to zumba, to to mother and toddlers to church services;
A catering kitchen to support events in the hall;
A community café suitable for informal meetings or serving light refreshments;
A meeting room, board-room style for meetings of up to 10-12.
A quiet meeting room for small group meetings
Full disabled access.
The Centre is available for hire, either for regular bookings or one-off events. The meeting rooms can be booked separately from the main hall, or together. Please have a look at our contact page to check for availablility.