Lots to discover at new-look Hub

Published Friday, 8th October 2021

Hartlepool’s Community Hub Central in York Road has undergone quite a transformation during the pandemic and people are invited to drop into a special Open Week next week to explore the changes.

There are some new areas to enjoy including a Food@TheHub café serving tasty snacks, a community space and a new-look children’s area with specially-commissioned Gruffalo-themed décor.

There’ll be opportunities to try out technology like 3D printers and vinyl cutters in the FabLab plus an upgraded People’s Network for web access.

The friendly Support Hub staff will be on hand for advice to help you stay happy and healthy and the Live Well suite will be opening its doors for guidance on equipment to help people live independently at home.

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All the latest titles will be on offer in the first floor library, along with an enquiries service for family and local history, plus the return of ever-popular events and activities.

The Open Week runs from 11th to 15th October on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm.

There will also be a range of services and Hub partner organisations present, including Community Volunteering, the Occupational Therapy Team, the Covid Community Champions, Blue Dice, Hartlepool Carers, 1 Hart 1 Mind 1 Future, Citizens Advice and Cleveland Police.

Plus there will be some special sessions to enjoy throughout the week:


Stories and Rhyme  –  10am-11am and 1pm-2pm

Chatty Café  –  10am-12 noon

Laser Engraving Workshop  –  10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm

Dance Fun  –  10.45am-11.30am

Daisy Chain Family Support Drop-in  –  1pm-3pm

Central Hub Social Group  –  1.30pm-2.30pm

Therapy Dogs  –  1.30pm-2.30pm



Chatty Café  –  10am-12 noon

Vinyl Cutting Workshop  –  10am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm

Central Hub Social Group  –  10.30am-11.30am

Baby Babble  –  10.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-2.30pm

Hartlepool Carers Coffee and Chat  –  1pm-2.30pm (open to unpaid/informal carers)



Chatty Café  –  10am-12 noon

Table Games for Adults  –  10am-1pm

Hartlepool Carers Drop-in  –  10am-1pm

Stories and Rhyme  –  10am-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm

Laser Engraving Workshop  –  10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

The Bread and Butter Thing  –  12 noon-12.30pm



International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) – all day

Chatty Café  –  10am-12 noon

Digital Community Navigators – Bingo  –  10.30am-11.30am

Chairobics  –  11am-11.45am

Creative Craft Group  –  12 noon-1pm

Dance Fun  –  1.30pm-2.15pm

Local History – The First Years of Hartlepool – 2pm-3.30pm (pre-booking essential)


Councillor Tim Fleming, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Adult and Community-Based Services Committee, said: “Community Hub Central has undergone an amazing transformation which puts it even more at the heart of the community.

“It’s back better than ever with lots of great new things to enjoy, so drop in next week and start discovering your new-look Hub!”

For more information call 01429 272905 or visit @hartlepoolcommunityhubs on Facebook.