Your local friendly community centre 

Your local friendly community centre 

Committee Members

If you would like to contact one of our Committee Members to make a booking, arrange a visit or if you have any questions or queries relating to our facilities please contact the relevant person below. Alternatively, you can contact one of our Officers via email by clicking here.



Ann Longman

Tel: 07766 571176

Vice Chair

Robert Wopling

Tel: 07719 646811

Booking Secretary

Carol Hardisty

Tel: 01206 545062


Teresa Baines

Tel: 07885 541934


Ann Norton


OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS (Representatives of Organisations)

Diane Taylor - Marks Tey Art Class

Debbie Gibson - Colchester & Essex Dog Training Society

Heather Wragg - University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

Julia De Burca - Townswomens Guild

Maria Andrew - LeapALong

Nigel Palmer - Stanway Fuchsia Society

Hazel O'Neill - Tollgate Bowling Club

Village Hall

The Village Hall is the largest of the 3 halls and is also the oldest, built in 1968. This hall has undergone a total refurbishment in 2017, and includes a stage and a balcony making it suitable for clubs, dancing, wedding receptions and concerts. This hall seats 200 people, has a fully equipped kitchen for use, a bar licence, and upstairs there is a conference suite with a capacity for 15-20 people. 

Tollgate Hall

Tollgate Hall, built in 1984, is available for a variety of uses including birthday parties, clubs and meetings. This hall has a seating capacity of 120 people, and also has a kitchen available with a separate room that can be used for preparing food or a bar. 

Victory Hall

Built in 2004, Victory Hall (and sports changing rooms) is the smallest of our 3 halls, seating 80 people in the main hall - making it ideal for group meetings, training and clubs. This hall also has a small, comfortable meeting room for 12 persons, with tea making facilities and hosts the parish clerk’s office. There is no kitchen available for the main hall. 

Get in touch today

How to get in touch with us if you have a question or query.


01206 545 062


Villa Road Stanway 

Contact hours

Monday to Saturday
9 AM - 7 PM