St Albans' Own East End

Fleetville Community Centre


Fleetville Community Centre

New Build Project

The present building occupied by Fleetville Community Centre has served the community for 75 years, first as a nursery. before being adapted for use as a community centre.

That's not bad for a temporary wartime structure not expected to survive for longer than ten years.

The Centre's Trust has agreed that our community's future demands a new building, and we are already preparing for that eventuality with the support of St Albans City & District Council.

We have an inspiring and exciting vision for the future of the Centre.  But ours aren't the only ideas which are important – yours are too.  As a result we have held early stage public engagement events; and that leads us on to completing our business case for the proposed development. 

Join us on our journey: see 2018 programme below

Early Stage Engagement

We have a statutory requirement under the Localism Act (2011) to engage with our local community, both informing and consulting.  By holding this Early Stage Engagement event now we can all look forward to making our longer-term plans together.

The engagement events have now passed, but brochures continue to be available at the Community Centre.

Thank you to all of you who visited either the Community Centre or our stand at Larks in the Parks. 

The exhibition, It Began in 1913, explains the history of the site, demonstrates our need for a replacement building, and our early proposals.

The contents of the exhibition will shortly be available in the form of a booklet.  We will let you know here when it becomes available.

The Project Development Committee

The Development Committee now includes members experienced in project management, architecture, building skills, and with Management Committee, User Group and Council representatives; ten in total.

We would now like to hear from anyone having experience in marketing, and with medium level fundraising experience.  Please contact the Centre Manager at the Community Centre (details below).

Progress completed in 2017:

Completion of our business case for submission to St Albans City & District Council.

To develop our revised Funding Strategy, with an appropriately experienced leader.

To finally launch the Project website which will keep everyone informed of progress, showcasing the proposed new building.

Develop the Concept Planning Tool, using the results of the 2016 Early Stage Consultation.  This will inform the brief for the architect in the period 2018/19.

Development of data sets which are essential as evidence for the wider business case.

Progress a marketing process for a wider public awareness of the Community Centre and its value for the Fleetville community.

Which leads us on to our plan for 2018:

Scroll to the panel ad the foot of this page to view the eleven elements of the Plan.

Three striking community buildings from other parts of the UK.



All of the comments collected from the community events earlier in 2016, as well as the user group comments from 2015, have been considered and summarised into a report, downloadable via the link below.  The report will form part of the business case to be submitted to St Albans City & District Council during the first half of 2017.

NB31 Our Initial Response.pdf


A brochure containing twenty answers to questions which have been frequently asked even as the development project remains in its early stages.

FAQ 2017.pdf

Fleetville Community Centre

Royal Road

St Albans AL1 4LQ

Phone: 01727 836843


Registered Charity 282259

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We are in the very heart of the district, occupying an attractive site between the Recreation Ground and Fleetville Infants' School. Opposite is a supermarket with extensive parking.  Shops are at the end of the road, and all bus routes call here.

We would like to know what residents who live or work in and around Fleetville think of our proposals, so that, during the next few years, we can develop plans for a new Centre which reflects the requirements and wishes of the Fleetville community.

St Albans' Own East End

Fleetville Community Centre now has a new website

Watch as it grows during the next few months