South Bookham SPACE
South Bookham SPACE

Our Vision

To create a vibrant and enticing community centre in South Bookham serving the needs of the widest spectrum of local residents and contributing towards making South Bookham a nice place to live.

* To focus on sport and physical activity and provide facilities to offer local residents of all ages and abilities, especially early years and youth, the opportunity to participate in a wide range of physical and entertaining activities.

South Bookham SPACE Ltd (SBSL) is a registered charity which is run on an entirely voluntary basis by residents of Bookham. It was formed to create a vibrant community centre on Dorking Road in south Bookham serving the needs of the widest spectrum of local residents with an emphasis on early years, youth and sport. There is no other community building in this area of 5,000 residents, which includes two major housing association estates.

A survey, conducted in December 2014, showed that over 500 people were attending the 19 different activities taking place each week at South Bookham SPACE and Outer SPACE. This included residents of all ages; from almost 30 under 5s attending such activities as the TinyTalk mother and baby signing classes, to more than 100 over 60s enjoying a whole range of activities, including the U3A Pilates class. In addition, the survey reported that about 900 local residents, mainly children under 10, came to the total of 41 parties held at SPACE during 2014.

For further details on how to contribute some of your time to help the existing volunteers, donate funds or to become a member of SBSL and have a continuing say in running the charity, click on Friends & Fundraising.

For information on the SBSL, the refurbishment and our success story, please click on Our Story. SBSL is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales (No 7318693) and a registered charity number 1141705. The registered office is at Dorking Road, Bookham, Surrey KT23 4PB .

Directors (Trustees) are Trevor Goul-Wheeker (Chairman), Jeremy Thomas (Hon. Treasurer and Company Secretary), and John Chandler (Local Community Officer). Gail Hard is the charity's Safeguarding Officer and Richard Rees our Health & Safety Officer.