About the Cambrian Centre

The Cambrian Centre is a community centre located off Queen’s Road in Richmond, Surrey.   We are registered with the Charity Commission and operate as an incorporated charity limited by guarantee.

The video below, filmed in 2018, highlights the main activities taking place in the Centre.  The speaker, Cathy Clarke, was chair of the trustees between 2017 and 2019.

Our mission is:

  • To provide facilities for the benefit of the people of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames with special reference to the Queen’s Road Estate;
  • To provide a focus for community activity and a venue for local groups and services;
  • To offer opportunities for education, recreation, leisure and constructive activity to children and adults of all ages; and
  • To promote healthy living and to evolve in response to local need.

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History of the Centre

The Cambrian Community Centre opened in 1989 as part of the Queen’s Road Estate development and under the auspices of Richmond Parish Lands Charity (RPLC).

The building housing the Centre was built by, and is owned by, the RPLC. It is located on the ground floor of Caplan Court at the junction of the Queen’s Road and Cambrian Road. Originally an association whose committee managed the community centre on behalf of the RPLC the constitution was amended in 1999 and the Centre became an independent registered charity in June of that year.

In 2002 the centre took over management of an existing community gym which was based in the same building but run as a separate business.  Click here for more information about the gym now.

In 2013 the Centre became an incorporated charity. This made it possible for a wider pool of people to consider becoming trustees and is consistent with changes that many other charities have made.

Local history

The area around the Cambrian Centre has a fascinating history.  You can see some details in a paper available by clicking here.