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The Fromus Centre


Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1DZ
'The community enterprise centre for Saxmundham'
The River Fromus



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We have a growing number of groups that rent our facilitiBarleyes on an ad hoc and regular basis, and you can do this too! Ad hoc users and regular class / club activities are promoted below.

Ad Hoc Users:

Suffolk Coastal District Council + Suffolk County Council +

HM Planning Inspectorate + TESCO + Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People + ACE Suffolk People First + Lime Skills CIC + Central Access and Referral Agency for Suffolk (CARA) + The Centre West Suffolk CIC + U3A + Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust + Coastal Leisure Learning CIC + Brook Farm Residents Association + Flagship Housing + Mid Anglian Enterprise Agency Limited (MENTA) + Leading Lives + The Saxmundham & District Rotary Club + Live Well Suffolk + Therese Coffey MP + Norfolk Heritage Care + Realise Futures CIC + Waitrose Social Club + The Pre‑school Learning Alliance + Suffolk Family Carers + Anglia Case Management Ltd + Sizewell A & B Stakeholder Group + Meadow Brook Playcare + Community Action Suffolk + Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association + Ice Watch Ltd + Suffolk MIND + Healthwatch Suffolk + Age UK +

Suffolk Brokerage + Ipswich Building Society + Care Quality Commission

Regular class / club activities:


The SMILE Cafe

The SMILE Cafe is a weekly pop-up cafe, running every Thursday from 10am to 2pm, providing hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches - and respite primarily for Carers and those adults with additional mental needs eg dementia, learning disabilities, mental health problems, strokes and head injuries. For more information on this pop-up cafe, please visit www.smile-cafe.org.uk


PASTEL Saturday Youth Club

PASTEL is a social enterprise supporting vulnerable adults (aged 19+ not in education, training or employment), and young adults (age 13-25, still in education / training), with additional needs - by providing Saturday Club lifeskills workshops These fun workshops take place from 10.30am - 3.30pm on the first and third Saturdays of every month. For more information, please visit www.pastel.org.uk


PASTEL Wellbeing Club


The PASTEL Wellbeing Club aims to relieve stress, foster self-expression and promote happiness.The inclusive PASTEL Wellbeing Club is aimed at reducing social isolation and improve wellbeing for those adults with additional needs eg adults with learning disabilities as well as those who are living alone and / or feeling anxious or depressed. Each session includes a mix of socialising, group singing, music and and some gentle Chi Gung chair exercises. This social group is all about joining with others to relax, exercise your mind, body and lungs and gain that feel good factor.

This club meets 10am - 12pm every Friday morning. For more information , please visit www.pastel.org.uk


PASTEL Cooking Club

For adults with learning disabilities, those feeling anxious or depressed or just in need of some company, this club is designed to raise that feelgood factor in the friendly company of others.This club meets 10am - 1pm every Tuesday morning. For more information , please visit www.pastel.org.uk


Sax IT Club

The Sax IT club is a cross between IT training and a social club' - mainly used by the over 50's learning how the digital world can enhance their lives. Workshops run twice every month on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6pm-8pm. For more information on this group please visit www.saxitclub.org.uk


Realise Futures Careers Advice & Job Club

One to one sessions (Careers Advice and initial meetings), every Monday morning, and group sessions (Job Club) every Monday afternoon


Erin-Lea Murphy School of Dance

Erin-Lea Murphy School of Dance provides weekly dance classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern (including the Jazz Awards), Disco Freestyle and the new Street Dance and Commercial Hip-Hop awards, every Thursday from 4pm. Also weekly classes for Adults in Tap and Zumba® and Zumba Gold®. For more information on this group please visit www.erinleamurphyschoolofdance.co.uk


Slimming World

Slimming World run weekly back-to-back classes every Wednesday night in the hall exploring healthy living, weight loss and getting active, in a supportive group setting. For more information on these groups please contact us.


St.John's Parents & Toddlers

St.John's church run a weekly parent and toddlers session, in the main hall, on Wednesday mornings, 9-11am.

For more information on this group please contact us.


East Suffolk U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) across East Suffolk is a cooperative of people offering educational, recreational and social activities for those with time during the day. The Creative Crafters interest group meet 10.00 a.m. - 12.00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information, please visit www.u3aeastsuffolk.org.uk/update/interest-groups/9-publicly-accessible-group-information/arts/138-creative-crafters


Saxmundham Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

The Saxmundham Rainbows, Brownies and Guides all use our main hall every Monday night of the school term. The Rainbows and Brownies meet 5.15pm-6.45pm and the Guides from 7pm-9pm. For more information on these groups please contact us.



Mingle is a social club for adults with learning disabilities and meets 7-9pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month.For more information on this group please contact us.



SCYPPS provides a monthly social club, every fourth Saturday, for children with disabilities and additional needs aged from 5 to 18 years. For more information on this group please contact us.