Community Groups

 

The Friends of High Town is an active group, which is the residents association for the area that meets on the second Tuesday evening of every month at High Town Methodist at 7pm. They are a group dedicated to making the High Town area of Luton a great place to live and work. This includes conserving and enhancing the quality of life, fostering pride in the local area and creating a strong sense of community. More information including in depth meeting minutes can be found at www.friendsofhightown.org

 

Hart Hill Residents Association is a group focusing on the small area of High Town. Right in the centre of busy Luton, Hart Hill is an area designated as being of exceptional local interest and beauty. Today, the hillside is home to a wide variety of people from a range of backgrounds. Hart Hill is sometimes referred to as a village surrounded by a town. The group was formed to protect the hillside for current and future generations that. Information about them can be found at www.hart-hill.co.uk/Home.html

 

Luton Irish Forum (LIF) is a registered charity and limited company formed in 1997, with over 900 members and a fully accessible centre close to Luton Town Centre. Whilst originally set up to safeguard the needs of the Irish residents in Luton, LIF is now a truly representative community organisation serving Luton’s diverse vulnerable and socially excluded people. More information can be found at http://lutonirishforum.org

Tel: 01582 720 447 / Email: info@lutonirishforum.org

Mondays – Computer Club £1 11.30am – 1.30pm : Access to a laptop or bring your own. No booking is necessary

Tuesday & Wednesday Club 11am – 1.30pm : This is a great chance to meet old friends and make some new ones.  Refreshments are all included along with soda bread, scones with jam and monthly chicken and chips (£1).  £1 entry plus optional [£3] 2 games of bingo and a raffle. We also offer seasonal coach trips (£12), a weekend/week away, visits to/from Irish Centres and access to LIF’s programme of activities.

Thursday – Tea & Chat £2 10am – 11.30am : Come and chat/listen to presentations.

Friday – Baby & Toddler Group £1.25 for adults and 75p per child 9.30am – 11.30am :

Friday – Art Class £1 12.00pm – 2.00pm : Intermediate or advanced

Friday – Calligraphy Class £1 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Monday – Friday Welfare IAG : Assess user needs. Provide culturally appropriate information, advice, advocacy. Complete applications for welfare benefits and grants. Support users with accessing statutory services. Provide representation at appeals and medicals.

 

Hightown Honeys, is a Women’s Institute (WI) group that meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm in High Town Methodist. Their aim is to provide women with a friendly and welcoming environment in which to meet up, share experiences, learn new skills and inspire each other.

 

For the older generation there is “The Happy Wanderers” which is a musical theatre group who recreate the sights and sounds of some of the greatest composers from the 20th century and earlier. They work closely with BEDSCARF (Beds Senior Citizens Arts & Recreation Forum) and meet weekly at High Town Methodist Church.

 

Hope Church Centre while primarily a Christian church also runs like a Community Centre. A main staple is Open House Lounge, which is a community cafe that runs for 3 days a week for anyone to come and have a light lunch and have get involved in an activity or simply chill out and enjoy refreshments.  This gathers a wide range of different people from the community and and is open Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday mornings. For more information visit www.hopechurch.co.uk/community/open-house-lounge/

The centre also is host for a number of community groups, including Basement Gaming Club, Alzheimer’s Society, The Bridge English Language School, Luton Deaf Club, Arts Club and many many more. A youth group for 12-18 year olds runs out of the building every other Thursday night too. Details can be found at www.hopechurch.co.uk/getinvolved/ignite/

 

High Town Methodist Church have a coffee and chat morning which is every Monday 10-12am excluding bank holidays. In the church hall on High Town Road, LU2 0BW. Everyone welcome.

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