Community Wise, a community centre in Eastbourne, is a focal point for the local community and a provider of community services.
The aims of Community Wise are to
Serve the community, especially women and young people,
Encourage the family
Value individuals, identifying and responding to their needs
Promote community spirit
It does this by
Providing community facilities at low cost
actively encouraging the development of community groups
enabling the formation of new groups as and when needs have been identified and opportunities arise
envisioning and supporting staff and volunteers
working in partnership with other agencies
A growing partnership with Living Stones Community Church has developed. The Church is a separate charitable trust with very similar aims. The Church uses the building for its Sunday morning meeting and for other meetings and events from time to time. The Church takes responsibility for a ten week 'Alpha Course' which takes participants through the elementals of the Christian faith and gives opportunity for thought and discussion. Sunday morning meetings are held at 10.30 am and visitors, including children and young people of all ages, are very welcome. The Trustees of Community Wise are appointed by Living Stones Church and many volunteers contribute to the management, maintenance and programmes of the Centre.