Alverstoke Parish Centre Regeneration Project

Tel: 02392 580551
Charity Name: St Mary's Alverstoke PCC, Charity Number: 1130178

The Alverstoke Parish Centre Regeneration Project

The Parish Centre in Alverstoke has been at the heart of a vibrant community life for over 50 years. It is a vital community resource that has been well used but is now beyond economical repair. For the past seven years a committee of local volunteers, chaired by the Rector of St Mary's Church, Alverstoke, have been working with users, potential users and Gosport Borough Council, to design a replacement for this vital community hub. Planning permission was granted in March 2020 and our design has been further developed during the pandemic.

parish centre and surrounding area
michaelmas fayre
coffee morning
strawberry lunch

Alverstoke Parish Centre

Please look under look under 'Centre' to see the role our present centre plays when around 5000 people visit during the annual Michaelmas Fayre. The Parish Centre provides a welcome break for refreshments during the two–day Alverstoke Garden Walkabout, which has also become an annual event, attracting over 700 visitors from around Hampshire.

The Centre tab tells you why we need to replace the present building. The maintenance costs outstrip income, the roof leaks, the drains are collapsing and the building does not meet current regulations for accessibility, safety or even toilet provision. If we cannot raise enough money to provide a major regeneration, then the community centre will be lost. This will be a disaster to an area where the repeated closure of outdated halls and meeting rooms has created a significant increase in demand for just the sort of community facility our Project offers.

The 'Project' Tab tells you about the governance of the project, the way it has been set up and managed, how the finances are being managed and the reporting process.

Under 'The Plans' you will find the site layout and design that was awarded planning consent. We describe how the community of users, potential users, neighbours and residents were involved in the process of designing the new building. We appointed an award–winning local architect, and a team of technical experts to produce a fully engineered design. The site and design will provide parking, accessibility, and a variety of rooms to meet the diverse needs of a growing community. Our quantity surveyor estimated the cost of building at just under £2 million.

The 'Fundraising' tab will tell you about our fundraising efforts, events past and future, how to make a donation, how much we have raised and how local residents and companies have generously supported our project.

How to get involved? Come to our events, sign up to receive our newsletter, volunteer to help. Contact us on Please help us; we can't do it without you!

Please help us; we can't do it without you!

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