OSTREME COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
A BRIEF HISTORY
1973 – 1978 fund raising events were held to raise money for a community centre in Mumbles. The ‘Ostreme Festival’ became a major attraction in the village, with 9 days of activities including a pageant, Art & Craft exhibitions and out door productions staged in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle. As a result Ostreme Community Association was formed.
1978 Ostreme Community Association obtained a 35 year lease from All Saints Church Oystermouth to refurbish their derelict church hall and run it as a community centre. This lease will expire in 2013; we are in the process of negotiating terms for a new lease. Currently the Association pays £7000 annual ground rent to lease the building and is responsible for all the running and maintenance costs.
1980 After major work, Ostreme Centre opened to the public as an independent community hall managed by volunteers who currently meet every two months.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Ostreme Community Association is a registered charity responsible for running and maintaining the building and gardens. The Centre does not receive any money from the local authority. All costs are funded from hire of the 3 rooms, membership and fund raising events.
Main Hall with stage, kitchen and toilets with disabled facilities.
Minor Hall with exhibition rails, screen and multiple sockets for IT.
Art & Craft room with kiln.
All suitable for a wide range of activities, classes, fayres, exhibitions and functions.
FUND RAISING events are publicised on the Centre notice boards, information leaflets, banners and in local advertising.
MEMBERSHIP is open to all. The annual fee to the Association is currently £6.50. Please contact the Office on 362444 or call in between 10am and 2pm Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday (closed Wednesdays).
The following groups form part of the Association, these ‘Sections’ collect a small membership fee in addition to the above; Art & Craft, History and Theatre.
You do not have to be a member to hire or use the Centre.
We need your support – come and use this facility! Help us keep it going for our community! We look forward to hearing from you!