Newdigate Community Centre is a registered charity which comprises the following buildings, areas, tenant clubs and facilities:
The Brocus Memorial Field
Shortly after the last war the meadow was put up for sale. Residents of the Parish felt that the acquisition of the field to be kept as an open space was essential and a small committee was formed to arrange its purchase at auction. The amount required was £1,250 and bridging loan was obtained from a local resident until the parish could collect it. The field was to be a Memorial to all those who had taken part in the two World Wars. The Village set to work and arranged three annual Gymkhanas and together with other contributions soon raised the required amount and so the Brocus Memorial Field belongs to the Village for all time.
Today the Brocus is managed by the Trustees of the Newdigate Community Centre on behalf of the residents of Newdigate.
Clubs and Facilities
Newdigate Playground is nestled in the South West corner of the Brocus. It can be easily accessed from the Community Centre car park and it offers a valuable play facility within our village for children up to and around 10 years of age.
In 2016, after a period of sustained fund-raising and with much support from the neighbourhood and local village groups, the Newdigate Playground Appeal raised sufficient funds to undertake overdue and much needed drainage and groundwork to the area. The existing equipment was overhauled, a new safety surface was laid and we were even able to install a brand new roundabout.
We have recently received a further award from the Tesco Bags of Help Community Grant Scheme and we are excited to announce that Newdigate Playground has now been upgraded with additional equipment and improved surfacing. It now provides an even more inclusive play area for our local young families.