Wells Centre Saved.
We did it! After nearly seven years of work, we have secured an agreement from Epsom and Ewell borough council to long-term lease the The Wells Community Centre, to us, The Epsom Wells Community Association (EWCA). The hard work begins now. We have a two year window to raise funds and get the centre up and running. Our aim is to do this work as quickly as we can. We are looking for local residents to get on board and help us with our plans. If you have skills, or time to give we would love to hear from you.
Can you donate?
EWCA is now a charity and we are currently raising funds to get us on our way. We will have access to grants and funds in order to refurbish the centre, but we need help right now to pay for the legal, accounting and insurance costs associated with the first phase of the project. We are asking all residents in the borough to give what they can in order to ensure the future of what will be a vibrant community hub that will be open to all.
“The Wells Centre is a valued community hub”The Epsom Civic Society
“We both went to numerous social events and we had our 25th wedding anniversary there”Barry Murton, Local Resident
Proven interest. Proven need.
In 2020, EWCA produced a self-funded information booklet, pulling together hours of research by the team and supportive borough councillors. It was designed to educate the current EEBC councillors on the history of The Wells Centre and its closure. Also highlighting its ongoing value and relevance to the borough as a whole. The crowdfunding for this booklet was raised from the local community in under a day, during a global pandemic.
Our team knocked on over 400 doors across the following areas: The Wells, Stamford Green, Ebbisham, and the Dorking Road. 9 out of 10 people spoken to said they would use a reopened, vibrant centre that catered for multiple age groups.