About the Centre
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1. The Newton Abbot Centre Association (NACA) was formed on 27th. February 1962 with a committee of local people who could see the need for a building that would provide a home for the many organizations in Newton Abbot and the surrounding district. The association was registered as a charity. Fund raising was successful and a community center, now known as The Courtenay Centre, was built and opened from 1st. November 1968. It has continued since that time to encourage a variety of community activities and to provide accommodation for them. For some years, no funds have been granted by local government or any official body. Finance to maintain and staff the Centre is obtained solely through the hire charges to users.
2. The Courtenay Centre
is run by a committee with group members appointing representatives. We
are always keen to welcome anyone who would like to contribute by serving
either on the committee or as a volunteer for the many jobs that help
to keep the Centre going. There is an open invitation for users to make
suggestions for improving what is available and to offer their services
within the organization. Day to day management of the Centre has always
been carried out by a Manager appointed as a member of staff and the present
manager, who has been with us since May 2001, is Mrs Cheryl Drye.
3. The registered
objects of the Association are: -
4. The Courtenay Centre is used by a range of local and national organizations and the activities carried on there are many and various – just click on the link listing some of our Group Members.
Our Manager, Cheryl, has been looking after the needs of hirers for a number of years. If you are a new user of The Courtenay Centre, or your requirements are changing, then telephone Cheryl and you will discover she is adept at finding a solution for your problems.
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5. In addition to
the many activities of our Group Members, we have established our own
Lunch Club for the over-55s and this is available to all Individual Members
– annual subscription 50p. Click on Lunch Club for more information.