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Alpha Grove Community
Alpha Grove Community Centre, located in the Old Methodist Church building on Alpha Grove Isle of Dogs, is an umbrella body and landlord to several independent voluntary organizations in the area.
The center was established in 1980 as a multipurpose facility offering social and recreational services to the residents of Isle of Dogs, with the building donated by the Methodist Church trustees for the benefit of the community. A board of Trustees, including individuals from the local business community and Isle of Dogs residents, meets monthly to oversee the center’s operations, finances, human resources, and strategic direction.
Original footage from the Alpha Grove Community Centre filmed by ITN cameraman, Tony Scott.
Offering a helping hand to the community
In addition to our primary mission of empowering residents to live healthier and more prosperous lives, Alpha Grove also offers a range of community resources and services. These include training opportunities, internet café access, community facilities, and professional room hire for conferences, meetings, and community groups. We also provide free internet access with training facilities for local schools and businesses.
Through these offerings, we strive to provide the necessary tools and resources to help individuals and groups achieve their goals and improve their lives. Additionally, we recognize that deeply-rooted social disadvantages contribute to poverty and health inequality, and as such, we also provide helpful advice on healthy eating, wellbeing, and social activities to bring residents together and facilitate positive change.