Your Community in Braintree

As a Centre, we aim to improve the condition and quality of life of those living in the district through the provision of facilities at the Centre for education, recreation and leisure time activities.

BBCA Classes

Weekly Classes

We offer weekly classes in a range of subjects from arts and crafts to languages, all with experienced tutors in a friendly atmosphere.
Sign up for a class here!

Room & Hall Hire

We have a variety of rooms available for hire, so whether you need to hold a group meeting for 70 people or a children’s birthday party, just the once or every week all year, we can help.

Craft Hub

Helping unwanted craft materials get passed on at very low cost!
It’s green, it’s fun and it saves you money!

Braintree Open Art

The Braintree Open Art Galleries are all available to browse here on the website. View a diverse mix of works from Braintree and around the world.

Upcoming Events

View our full programme of upcoming events and workshops here.

Craft Hub July 2024

Helping unwanted craft materials get passed on! ⦁ Free help to learn how to make things! ⦁ Craft goodies at exceptionally low prices ⦁ packs of craft materials with patterns ⦁ suitable for all It’s green and it saves you money! TEA/COFFEE/BISCUITS/CAKE (£1 donation) More info : 01376 323280 or info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk PS…We can re-home any crafty bits which need re-homing!

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British Sign Language (July-August 2024)

Tuesday, 7.00pm - 8.15pm 8 sessions: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August.   With Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell. £15 per session - £120 full course to be paid upfront. Welcome and thank you for joining this course. My name is Lindsey Barrell and I am a Wellbeing and Sensory Consultant based in Essex. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you whilst we explore the fascinating topic of BSL (British Sign Language). What is the course about? In this course you will learn to communicate with Deaf people in BSL, at […]

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£120

Craft Hub September 2024

Helping unwanted craft materials get passed on! ⦁ Free help to learn how to make things! ⦁ Craft goodies at exceptionally low prices ⦁ packs of craft materials with patterns ⦁ suitable for all It’s green and it saves you money! TEA/COFFEE/BISCUITS/CAKE (£1 donation) More info : 01376 323280 or info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk PS…We can re-home any crafty bits which need re-homing!

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If you are feeling sad or down, there is always help available and someone to talk to!
Here are some contact numbers, just in case.

MIND has a helpline: 0300 123 3393 Mon to Friday 9am to 6pm
SAMARITANS: call 116 123, 24/7
CRISIS run a 24/7 textline: text SHOUT to 85258 if you don’t feel you can talk but want to communicate. 

Testimonials

  • I really enjoyed the Class on June 9th with Maggie. She's an excellent tutor with lots of experience. The piece I made is going to look great mounted and it adds to my portfolio of techniques. Roll on the next class on 23rd June!! - Brenda (June 2018)
  • Fab day as per usual, can highly recommended Maggie Harling as a tutor and braintree community centre as an excellent venue, thank you all x - Leigh (August 2018, via Facebook)

  • A great looking place that offers a fair few things to sign up to for reasonable prices to help you learn all types of things. - Jordan (May 2018, via Google)

  • Excellent, welcoming and flexible space, a real refuge for those in need of it. - Richard (2018, via Google)

  • A good place to have a meeting. It appears to be on a main road through Braintree, though has plenty of parking once you drive in. - David (2017, via Google)

  • This is a really nice, quiet place to have meetings. It is an old house that looks like a Georgian building. It has had some modifications and extensions and the area is just lovely, just beside a shopping area. - Max (2019, via Google)

  • Friendly, professional and helpful staff, very clean and convenient to town. Excellent facilities offering a wide and range of adult classes and activities. - Debbie (September 2019, via Facebook)

  • Braintree Rethink Art Group use the big hall every week ... very clean....warm & friendly welcome.....Excellent venue X - Trina (May 2017, via Facebook)