​Facilities for the Community


BDCA manage four quality venues in East Ham (The Well Community Centre, Flanders Playing Field, the Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion and the Grow Together Be Together Garden) which are available to hire for both public or private functions at competitive rates. The income generated through facility hire helps to sustain our community projects.


Please email info@bonnydowns.org or call our main office on 0208 586 7070 to enquire about booking availability. From October 2016, you can now also book and pay for pitch hire via our MyLocalPitch page.


The Well Community Centre and Cafe


BDCA have been managing The Well Community Centre in East Ham (E6 6DQ) since 2001. This centre was once a derelict drinking club but, after a lot of hard work, fundraising and renovation, we transformed the space into a thriving community facility. The Well now offers a large multi-purpose hall, a children’s centre, garden, community café, offices, training rooms, paved patio area and a counselling room. 


Click here to view a virtual tour of The Well Community Centre (Java download required) or, alternatively, you can now explore inside The Well via Google Maps Street View. Click here for step by step instructions!

Click here to download a copy of our current room hire costs at The Well.


Here is a video called  'A Week at The Well' to give you a flavour of some of the activities that take place in our community centre:

Flanders Playing Field and the Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion


Before we got involved, this 9 acre site was an overgrown disused jungle but, in partnership with Newham Council and grant-funders, BDCA have transformed the space into a high quality sports venue. The site now features 6 team changing rooms, cafe, club room, small gym, car park, three football pitches, 2 mini soccer pitches, a grass cricket square and an all-weather flood lit multi-use games area


Click here to view a virtual tour of Flanders Playing Field (Java download required).


A list of our current sports facilities hire costs is available here.

Click here to book and pay for pitch hire through MyLocal Pitch.

Grow Together Be Together Community Garden


Our beautiful 350m2 wheelchair accesible garden is now available to hire for one off events or regular activity groups. The garden is located in the north-west corner of Flanders Playing Field (entrance on Wellington Road) and is an ideal venue for outdoor parties and community events. Click here for current hire prices and check out our Food Project page for photos of the space.


The garden is also a perfect place to learn about food growing and sustainability. If you are interested in hiring the space for your school, please contact food@bonnydowns.org to find out about our 'Outdoor Classroom' lesson packages.

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