Aims and History

 

Aims

Our aim is to support and provide a safe space for the people of Haxby, Wigginton and York, inclusive of sexual orientation, race, or of political, religious or other opinions. 

By actively working with the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations, we aim to advance the education of our members by providing activities and facilities in the interest of social welfare and for recreational occupation. We believe that this will help maintain our strong ethos, bringing together all ages of our community.

To maintain and manage a Community Building in furtherance of these objectives.

 

History

Opening Ceremony - HRH the Duke of York

Following the closure of Oaken Grove Primary School in 2002, City of York Council converted part of the school premises into a community centre and retained the school field as a sports field. The converted building was then leased to the Trustees of Haxby & Wigginton Youth & Community Association to manage and fully maintain on a 99 year lease as the Oaken Grove Community Centre. The new Centre was then opened by HRH the Duke of York in March 2005.