Community Links

  • Halliwell UCAN Centre

    Our nearest community centre is the Halliwell UCAN Centre further down Shepherd Cross Street.


  • Click here to visit the Halliwell UCAN webpage
  • Weekly Events at the UCAN Centre:
  • Monday

    • Caribbean Elders Association: 10am—12pm (craft, sewing, crochet and card making activities)
    • Yoga: 10:15am—11:15am (£2.50)
    • Right Weight: 11:30am—12:30pm
    • Get Active: Gentle Stretch: 12:30pm—1:30pm (£2)
    • Work Club Drop-In: 4:00pm—6:00pm (job search and CV support)


    • Tai Chi Over 50s: 10:00am—12:00pm (£2.50 per month)


    • Arts and Crafts: 10:00am—12:00pm (creative projects group, £1.50)
    • Food Growing Project: 12:00pm—3:00pm (growing fruit, vegetables and herbs for the benefit of the community)
    • IT Gadget Drop-In: 1:00pm—4:00pm (bring your mobile, sat nav or any other device you need help with)


    • IT Course: 10:00am—4:00pm (enrolment required)
    • Yoga: 1:30pm—2:30pm (£2.50)


    • Knit and Natter: 12:00pm—2:30pm (sewing and knitting group)
  • The UCAN Centre is also available for computer access, job seeking and use of the library from Mondays to Saturdays.


  • Other services available at the UCAN Centre


    The UCAN Centre provides a neighbourhood collection, where you can borrow books using a self-service machine.

    You can also return books to any library in the borough. Any special requests for books that aren’t on display can be made as normal via the library ordering service.

    You can also access the internet through the computers at the UCAN Centre.

    Click here to see more information about neighbourhood collections at the Halliwell UCAN Centre.
  • Hoot Credit Union is a financial co-operative which is owned and controlled by its members and is a friendly, local alternative to banks or building societies.

    You can join and pay into Hoot on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Halliwell UCAN Centre.

    • Hoot’s mission commits to serving members by:
    • Providing you with a range of affordable loans and accessible savings
    • Helping you be wise with your money
    • Providing information and services that help you to manage your money better
    • Valuing and rewarding you by sharing their profits
    • Listening to you—online, mobile or in person, treating you as an individual
    • Considering your interests in every decision they make