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    Welcome to our website

  • Northgate Centre is Dementia Friendly

  • Trustees

    Mr Martin Goard - Chairman

    Rev. Phil Greig - Vice-Chairman

    Mrs Sally Waters - Treasurer

    Mrs Jean Butcher

    Mrs Muriel Jennings MBE

    Key Staff

    Northgate Centre Manager and Project Manager of The Over 60's Community Service - Mrs Ann Bradley

    Northgate Centre - Office Administrator - Mrs Janet Back

    Northgate Centre - Chief Volunteer - Mrs Claire Lauman

    The Over 60's Community Service - Project Administrator - Mrs Hilary Hinde

    Kent County Council - Community Day Services, Manager - Mr Gary Moon

  • In 2017 we celebrated 20 years working in the community

    For 21 years we have been working to support Northgate Ward residents.

    Northgate Ward Community Centre, now known as NORTHGATE CENTRE, is open for all Canterbury City residents

    people of all ages and cultures.


  • news and forthcoming events

    Keep up to date with what is going on at the Community Centre


    Download our members newsletter


    Forthcoming 2019 dates of events :-


    Friday 14th June 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm Big Musical Event - 

    Coco one of Kent's top wedding and event bands is appearing in Northgate Centre and are not to be missed. Tickets on sale now - £15.00 each and includes a basket meal, but bring your own drink. Bottles of wine can be bought on the night.

    Telephone 01227 785293 to book your tickets. Tables of 8 can be reserved. 


    Friday 5th July – Launch of new community activities in the Coffee Shop - More details still to be released


    Saturday 6th July – Quiz Night from 7.30 pm Tables of 8 or individual places. £5.00 per person


    Thursday 22nd August -Tea Dance and Cream Tea from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm


    Tuesday 1st October 2019 - festive Grand raffle - Tickets go on sale.

    to be drawn on Saturday 30th November 2019


    Friday 1st November at 1.30pm –Over 60’s Annual General Meeting


    Monday 4th November – Fantastic Festive Raffle with Fabulous prizes - Tickets on Sale


    Friday 15th November at 1.30pm - NWDG (The Centre’s) Annual General Meeting


    Saturday 30th November from 10.00 am to 1.00pm Christmas Event and Fantastic Festive Raffle with Fabulous Prizes Draw!


    Abba Chique

    On Saturday 18th August 2018

    A great night of dancing and singing.

    Who can beat Abba songs, to make you get up and dance ?

    Everyone had a wonderful time



    Saturday 1st December 2018

    Opened by the Lord Mayor Cllr. Colin Spooner

    The hall was decorated from top to bottom with a gingerbread theme and Father Christmas came along too

    Wonderful stalls were manned by volunteers and the event was a great success!

    Quiz Night

    Saturday 23rd March 2019

    Packed attendance for a really good night

  • Coffee shop

    Cafe and Coffee Shop Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (opening on a Thursday from June)

    8.30am to 3.00pm


    Homemade Hot Meals, Light Snacks, teas, coffees and cakes & desserts


    Chef Meals

    Monday to Friday

    12.00 noon to 2.00pm

    see noticeboards for the day's specials

    Mid-week Roast on Wednesdays

    Fish & Chips on Friday


    Friday Bingo Night - open 6.00pm to 8.00pm - booking advisable


    Free Wi Fi with a paid-for drink


    Affordable Catering

    Our chef can cater for your special event if booked here at the centre- Weddings, children's parties and other celebrations. Telephone 01227 785293 for buffet, hot food options and prices

  • Services

    We offer a whole range of services to assist with daily living.

    The Over 60s Community Service

    Our aim is to promote the independence of the Over 60s in their own home by providing services that includes advice, practical help, general support, and befriending for people in Canterbury City and the Rural Canterbury District.

    To see what we have on offer you can download our handbooks which will give you all you need to know. Click on the place where you live for the relevant handbook.

    Download our brochure for: Northgate and Canterbury 2019

    Canterbury Community Day Services

    Every day 9am to 3pm

    Canterbury Community Day Services is part of the Adult Service Provider Unit which is run by Kent County Council.

    We enable service users with learning disabilities to access the community and also use the in-house facilities within the unit. Catering for people from the ages of 18 to 65, we assist service users in gaining independence and reaching their full potential at their own pace. The groups provide a platform to mix with friends and build on skills and develop hobbies.

    Contact: 01227 769961


    Mondays 1.30pm to 2.30pm - ONE YOU Kent Physical Activity Advice Clinic

    Mondays 2.30pm to 4.00pm - ONE YOU Kent Physical Activity Exercise Session

    Thursdays 10am to 12 noon - ONE YOU Weight Loss Group


    NHS 'ONE YOU' Weight Loss Group, Advice Clinic & Exercise Session

    'Worried about your weight?'
    Free support & advice to help you lose weight and keep it off!

    Join a group or get 1:1 support from the friendly, professional team.

    To book phone - 0300 123 1220 (option 2)

    Tender Toes

    Private Foot Health Practitioner

    Maxine Norton (S.A.C Dip FHPT S.A.C. Dip FHPP)

    Once a month from 9.00am to 2.30pm Booking to be made in advance

    Contact 01227 456616 to make an appointment

    Cost £14.00 per visit


    Royal British Legion Industries

    Improving lives every day

    RBLI is a national charity supporting Armed Forces veterans, disabled people and people who are out of work. Across Kent and Sussex we deliver back-to-work for support for those people who are struggling to find or stay in work, as well as skills courses to ensure people have the skills to do the job they want.


    Call 0800 319 6841 to speak to one of our advisers in your area.


  • Activities

    We also offer a whole range of fun activities for everyone throughout the week.


    Tea, coffee and snacks can be purchased from the Coffee Shop all day.

    Keep Fit Class 11.00 am-12 noon

    Lovely New Instructor - Georgia

    Exercise to Music

    To suit Gentle to Moderate Paced ability.

    Cost £3.50

    Why not stay to a lite lunch after in the Cafe


    Short Mat Bowls: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

    A friendly game of indoor short mat bowls.
    All levels welcome
    Cost £1.50 per person

    Art Group: 1.30pm-3.30pm

    Exhibitions of work held annually
    Most materials provided
    Cost £1.50 per person

    Mind Games: 1.30pm in the Coffee Shop

    Come and join in our popular mind games afternoon - challenge your brain and others to a variety of games designed to exercise your memory. £1.50 per person


    Canterbury Walking Football: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Cost £4.00 per session


    Racqueteers Badminton: 7.15pm - 9.15pm

    For all, Pay and Play

    Enquiries to; John Copsey at jc1000@gmx.com or tel: 01303 840588


    Tea, coffee and snacks can be purchased from the Coffee Shop all day.

    Talk and Walk Group: 10.30am

    Explore some of the best walks around the Canterbury area
    Start from Northgate Ward Community Centre unless otherwise arranged
    Walks last about 50 minutes, occasionally longer


    Chooseday Lunchclub for the Over 60s: 12.30pm to 3.00pm

    Organised by The Over 60's Community Service
    In Centre every Tuesday - Cost £8.00
    2 course home-cooked lunch with quiz, afternoon activity or outing
    Limited Transport available - £3.00

    To enquire if a place available and for current programme of events please contact Hilary on 01227 456616.


    Little Kickers For children 18 months to 7th Birthday

    Starting Here in Northgate Centre

    Tuesday 2nd April 2019

    Planting seeds for grassroots football

    Approved football training for children

    Email Jfranks@littlekickers.co.uk



    Tea, coffee and snacks can be purchased from the Coffee Shop all day.

    Ladies Who Read: 11.00am to 12.30pm

    Third Wednesday of each month - A female reading group

    Contact Irene - 01227 364884


    Art Group: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    Most material are provided

    £1.50 per person


    Eyes Down Bingo: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    £1.50 entry.


    Tea, coffee and snacks can be purchased from the Coffee Shop all day.

    Hard of Hearing: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

    Social gathering for those who have hearing difficulties with Hearing Aid maintenance service.


    Claire's Bingo: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

    £1.50 entry.


    Canterbury Walking Football: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Cost £4.00 per session


    Tea, coffee and snacks can be purchased from the Coffee Shop all day.

    Knits, Sew 'n' Sews & Crafts: 10.00am - 12 noon

    Come along and join the creative social circle, Free of charge!

    This group make items to sell for Centre fundraising plus they provide a small repair service (please enquire for charges)


    Claire's Friday Night Bingo: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    £1.50 entry

    Must be over 18 years of age and a member of the Community Centre to play

  • Hall Hire

    Large hall to hire for conferences and parties


    Hire Costs

    Size: 86ft x 50ft approx. (26.2 metres x 15.24 metres)

    • Hourly rate please enquire
    • Full day hire please enquire


    Party Bookings

    Children's or Adult parties can be booked in the Hall

    Contact Janet for further information or come in and discuss your special event and the special prices we offer for children's parties in particular.

    Badminton courts for hire

    Nets provided, bring your own racquets

    • Cost per court per hour £10.00 during the day, 9am to 4pm
    • Badminton Groups can hire please make an enquiry. Contact Centre Administrator
  • Rooms for Hire

    We have a range of meetings rooms to cater for your meeting, training, or small conference needs

    Room 1 - The Colin Brooks Room

    Conference or meeting room

    • Accommodates 30 people approx. seated
    • Approximate room size 5 metres x 9 metres (16ft x 29.5ft)
    • Rates: £25 per hour

    Room 4 - The Martin Goard Board Room

    Our large meeting room

    • Accommodates 30 people approx. seated
    • Approximate room size 6 metres x 7 metres (19.5ft x 23ft)
    • Rates: £25 per hour

    Room 7

    Interview or 1 to 1 meeting room

    • Accommodates up to 4 people seated
    • Approximate room size 3.5 metres x 2 metres (11.5ft x 6.5ft)
    • Rates: £12 per hour
    • Possible long-term private hire of this room, please enquire.

    Room 8


    • Accommodates up to 6-8 people seated or 2 office desks & seating
    • Approximate room size 3.5 metres x 2.59 metres (11.5ft x 8.5ft)
    • Rates: £15 per hour
    • Possible long-term private hire of this room, please enquire.



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    Telephone: 07778 401242