Registered Charity No: 1177363
The Centre is run by the Viables Community Association which is a voluntary led charity serving the local community. We have a variety of event spaces available for hire which are used regularly by private individuals and for multiple classes and activities. We have everything from parties to Pilates, dressmaking to fitness classes, quizzes and children's groups!
Formed in November 2004, Viables Community Association is a registered charity, governed by its Constitution and run by a group of volunteers. Our immediate community stretches between the Basingstoke Ring Road and the M3 Motorway, from the Camrose Way Estate to the east and Sullivan Road, Brighton Hill, to the west. Our site is situated off the Harrow Way in South Basingstoke, adjacent to the Harrow Way/Cranbourne and North Brighton Hill estates.
Our aim is to provide a community facility which is affordable, accessible and meets people's needs. Please let us know if there is more we could be doing. We always need more volunteers to help deliver our community magazine - the Harrow Way; to make teas and coffees for our groups and at our events; and to help in the office now and again. Or you could just come and help us plan for the future. Everyone is very welcome.
We have recently had our buildings refurbished, which now means we can offer better services than ever. To see what we have available please see our Facilities
Page. We are always happy to accept bookings for private functions and suggestions as to community events we could run. For more information, please either see our FAQ's
or Contact Us
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The committee is currently made up of 11 members, including multiple roles that allow us to run smoothly. The roles, as well as who is currently in that position are below.
The chair is in charge of the committee. It is their job to oversee everything that happens and make sure that the committee move in the right direction. Responsibilities include:
- Planning trustee meetings
- Representing the charity at events
- Liaising between members of staff and trustee members
The current chair is Gordon Heley. He has been on the committee for over a year now and was made chair this year, 2016.
“Our aim at Viables Community Association is to bring together local people of all ages and backgrounds by providing a wide range of leisure activities for them to participate in and enjoy.” Gordon Heley
The vice-chair is second in command. When the chair isn’t available then the vice-chair is responsible.
Currently, Nicola Hicken and Kevin Roche are jointly holding the position of vice-chair.
The treasurer is responsible for the accounts of the committee. With multiple rooms for hire as well as various fundraising activities this is sometimes very tricky! Responsibilities include:
- Making sure the committee is keeping proper accounts
- Taking the lead in policies involving finance
Madeline Hussey is our current treasurer. Madeline has been an active member of the committee for many years now and has been well supported by another trustee involved in finance, Sue Seamour.
We have an active and capable committee who are very much involved in the running of the centre.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee, or in any other volunteering roles, please do not hesitate to contact us.