Forest Green, Nailsworth, GL6 0ET

01453 833592

Arkell Community Centre Facility

The Arkell Community Centre is an important community facility, and a landmark in Forest Green, Nailsworth. The purpose-built community centre provides great space to hire for events, private parties, receptions, clubs, businesses and organisations. Hire rates are competitive.


Please see below agenda for details of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 9th October at 7pm





The Midcounties Co-operative Logo 2010 (NEW) (004).jpgWe are really pleased to announce that the Arkell Community Centre Trust has been awarded £2000 from the Midcounties Co-operative Community Fund.  This fund aims to support groups and work in partnership together, helping to make our local communities stronger.  Please follow this link to find out more about how they support local communities: 

The Arkell Centre is a community based facility aiming to provide social meeting space, healthy eating, fitness, family support and opportunities to learn new skills such as cooking, computer studies and English.

Did you know that the following groups run at the Arkell:

  • ·         HomeStart Family Centre Hub for babies, children and parents
  • ·         Half-Term Pop-up Café
  • ·         Citizens Advice Bureau
  • ·         Craft Workshops
  • ·         Forest Green Community Garden
  • ·         Two Lunch Clubs
  • ·         Senior Citizens Group
  • ·         Credit Union
  • ·         Fitness Classes

During Half Term from 12th-16th February the Pop-up Café will once again be offering delicious home-made food and alongside this there will be a ‘Drop In’ Consultation where residents will be encouraged to discuss the facilities in Nailsworth and any ideas for new groups. 

There will also be an Open Day with tea and cake available on the 17th February from 10am-4pm, planned to encourage residents to use the Centre and become more aware of services offered and identify any gaps in provision.  We hope to see you all there.


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Keep Britain Tidy are once again encouraging local authorities and residents to dust down their litter picks and seek fresh air for their annual Great British Spring Clean.

Tradition has it that Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens liaise with residents and help to organise joint litter picks. While carrying out the litter picks an environmental visual audit will be undertaken and any bulky items, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, potholes, damaged or obscured road signs will be dealt with where possible at the time or noted for follow up by the relevant authority.

So, you are cordially invited to help litter pick the Norton Wood Estate at Forest Green.

When: Friday 02.03.18

Meet at 09.30 the Arkell Community Centre

Litter picks; gloves; dustbin sacks; reflective vests will be provided and please wear suitable clothing for the day.

Just turn up and join us and help to love where you live.  

Dominic Everiss MBE, Senior Neighbourhood Warden, Stroud District Council



What's on?

Our online diary and list of regular items is on our What's On page. Details of special events are also posted here.

You can hire:

  • Main Hall - 70-80 people
  • 1st Floor Hall - 65-70 people
  • Upstairs office
  • Main lobby

The building has:

  • Toilets and baby changing
  • A catering kitchen
  • Lift
  • Projector and sound system

To enquire about availability and prices please contact Tim Godden on 01453 833592 or email


Nympsfield Road,
Forest Green,

Have a look at our on-line diary, and contact us to see what the Arkell Centre can do for you.

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