About the Centre

About the Centre
The Centre is available for hire to individuals and not just clubs or societies. The main hall is approx 35×15 metres and is used for holding all manner of events including 5-a-side football, Dog shows, model car racing, Go Kart parties and archery.

Additional rooms at the Centre are also available for meetings or other activities. These facilities also include a kitchen, pool table and table tennis and are used by the Youth Clubs in addition to indoor football in the main hall. There are also toilet facilities and disabled access throughout.

If you are looking for an alternative setting for a childrens party or other event with the above facilities then please check availability on our calendar and get in touch.
We can be reached on caerwentcommunitycentre@gmail.com

History

In the late 1930’s the Royal Naval Propellant factory built a new cafeteria for the workers and over the years the building’s use changed to that of school and finally, when the base became RAF Caerwent, it became a gym for the US Air Force troops stationed at the base.

In the early 90’s as the operations on the base started to be scaled back the ‘old gym’, as it had become known, also started to be used less by the MoD, just as Caldicot & District Model Car Club* were searching for a new home.

The continued use by the model car club led to the ‘old gym’ becoming available to the wider Caerwent Community for other clubs, societies and events and so Caerwent Community Centre came into being. After initial discussions in late 1995, the Centre was leased from the MOD in 1996 by the ‘Old Gym Committee’ to establish a leisure facility, primarily for young people and over the years this committee became the Centre’s management committee, which in 2007 was formalised as the Caerwent Community Centre Committee Ltd (a registered charity run on a not for profit basis). The primary purpose of the committee remains to provide a community facility for the benefit of the inhabitants of Caerwent & the neighbourhood including the facility for the youth club.

Over the last 19 years the committee has been able to carry out many improvements to the building whilst renting it from the MoD. However the most exciting chapter of the story began in 2012 with the MoD agreeing the sale of the building, and it now belongs to Caerwent Community Council. This secures the future of the building and the committee is grateful to the MoD and the Community Council for their support.

The Caerwent Community Centre Committee continue to run the Centre and have further plans to improve the facilities using the rental income from the various clubs and societies who use it on a regular basis with any additional funding secured from the various grant schemes available.

*Now called Caldicot Radio Controlled Car Club and still racing at the Centre every week