Uttlesford Community Hub

Uttlesford Community Hub (UCH) Great Dunmow  is a centre for voluntary sector services and the place to come for information about the voluntary sector and community in Uttlesford

Background to the UCH

The UCH is open to the whole community of Uttlesford, who are encouraged to drop in or call us (01371 878400) and find out more information about services and activities available at the centre and throughout the district, in particular from the local voluntary and community sector.

Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford, Mind in West Essex, Uttlesford Carers, Crossroads Care East Anglia “Young Carers Project” and Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services are based at the Hub and deliver services to the residents in the whole of Uttlesford. A regular drop in service including Family Mosaic and information on volunteering or appointments with the Volunteer Centre are also provided at the Hub.

We have a Meeting Room that voluntary sector groups can book through the CVS. The Meeting Room seats 12 people and there is a kitchen available for making refreshments.

The UCH based in the former Great Dunmow Police Station opened in 1845, “The Old Police Station” has earned a place in history as the oldest police station in Essex. To get the centre up and running a programme of major renovation works has taken place over the last few months.

Works carried out to date include the renovation of 10 offices, 3 toilets and a new kitchen, upgrade of the electrical system and entry system and in addition a new reception area and meeting room available for use by the local voluntary sector. This is part of our plan to create a Community Resource Centre and hub of voluntary sector services. We have also brought this historic building back to life, giving it new purpose and ensuring its future use by the local community.

We are grateful to Essex Police Authority for their support and commitment to maintain this building as a community resource and also to Uttlesford District Council for funding the renovation of our offices.

For further information about the centre, organisations on site, meeting room or offices to let please call

CVSU on 01371 878400 or email infocvs@btconnect.com

Uttlesford Community Hub, 45 Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DQ