South Oxford Community Centre occupies a large Victorian building in Lake Street, off the Abingdon Road, about one mile from Oxford city centre. It looks out across the popular Hinksey Park.

The Centre is managed by a charity, the South Oxford Community Association, whose Trustees care about the Community Centre and the local community and give their time voluntarily.

The Centre has a number of rooms for hire, all reasonably priced for small or larger family occasions, group meetings, exercise and recreational classes, training and seminars. A programme of regular groups and classes run from the Centre. The Centre is home to the thriving South Oxford Farmers Market and hosts the South Oxford WI.


The South Oxford Community Association also directly runs a number of projects including:

Art events, classes and exhibitions organised by a group of local artists known as New Hinksey Arts.

Weekly Community Café each Tuesday and a Thursday drop in with a Stitch and Chat group so members of the community can get together.

The Centre runs a regular bingo group each Wednesday.

A Community Fridge is a project started with funding from Oxford City Council in 2022 and provides an opportunity for the local community to help reduce food waste by both donating and saving surplus produce going to waste.

The Community Centre is home for the thriving South Oxford Farmers Market each Sunday morning and has been home for Hinksey Sculling for many years with regular sessions held across the week for many age groups. A number of martial arts groups run at the Centre for children and adults as well as several yoga groups.

The courtyard at the back of the community centre.

Notices

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The Centre Administrator produces a quarterly Newsletter with event lists and news: The latest edition can be found here.

South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street

Membership

See our membership page for details of becoming a member of the Community Association and support the Centre by making a donation, helping at events or consider becoming a Trustee. Local members vote to elect new Trustees at the Annual General Meeting held each summer.

Community Café

The Community Café reopened on Tuesday 20th September. Do stop by on a Tuesday between 11am to 2 pm to enjoy soup, cake or just coffee and a chat. There is seating indoors or in the yard. We look forward to seeing you.

The Centre works in partnership with Activate Learning to ‘bring the college to the community’. Look out for the courses they have here or in the Café on a Tuesday.