The Old Mining College

The Old Mining College Centre was originally built in 1912 by Staffordshire County Council as an educational facility to train mine workers in health and safety after a series of pit disasters. Later, it expanded to include night school classes for members of the public and was operated by Cannock Chase Technical College, and was known as “The Annex”.

During the Second World War it was used for the administration of ration cards, and by local air raid wardens.

By the 1980’s it was being used to store road equipment and was falling into neglect. In the late 1990’s Lichfield District Council sought a long lease from the County Council in order to turn it into a community hub. After investing some £450,000 and refurbishing and extending the building, the District Council reopened it as the Chasetown Community Resource Centre with office space for small businesses and charities, and meeting and training rooms. The name was quickly changed to The Old Mining College Centre, as that what local people referred to it as.

Since then, it has been a busy centre for community activities hosting a variety of community activities and supporting several valuable voluntary sector services, as well as being home to a number of small local businesses.

In September 2015, the lease was transferred to Burntwood Town Council who now operate the building. It is open Monday to Thursday, from 9.00am to 5pm, and Friday, from 9.00am to 4.30pm and room hire is also available in the evenings.

The Old Mining College Centre

Queen Street

Chasetown
Burntwood WS7 4QH

Telephone 01543 671228

E-mail admin1@burntwood-tc.gov.uk

 

Fees and Charges with effect from 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

THE OLD MINING COLLEGE CENTRE, QUEEN STREET, CHASETOWN WS7 4SH

PRICES ARE PER SESSION

Session times are:

9 am- 12.30 pm

1 pm – 4.30 pm

6.30 pm - 9.30 pm


ROOM

COMMUNITY/

VOLUNTARY

ORGANISATIONS

STATUTORY

ORGANISATIONS/

COMMERCIAL

 

£

£

The Ron Bradbury Room

22.50

57.50

IT Suite 

33.80 plus VAT 64.60 plus VAT

Small Meeting Room

10.00 15.00

 

   

 

What’s on at the Old Mining College Centre

Day/Frequency

Time

Organisation/Activity/Contact

Monday - weekly

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Burntwood Live at Home – Arts Group [01543 674257]

 

 

 

Monday - 1st and 3rd each month

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Chasetown Cross Stitch Club

 

 

 

Monday - 2nd each month

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burntwood Family History Group [pam.woodburn@talktalk.net]

 

 

 

Tuesday - weekly

9:30 am - 11:00 am

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Burntwood Live at Home – IT Group [01543 674257]

 

 

 

 

Tuesday - weekly

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone Health

 

 

 

Wednesday - weekly

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Burntwood Live at Home – Focus Group [01543 674257]

 

 

 

Wednesday - weekly

9:30 am - 11:00 am

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Burntwood Live at Home – IT Group [01543 674257]

 

 

 

Wednesday - weekly

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Fusion Credit Union [Community Savings and Loans] www.fusioncreditunion.co.uk

 

 

 

Friday - weekly

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Burntwood Live at Home – Focus Group [01543 674257]

 

 

 

Friday - weekly

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Night Painting Group [tmd178@googlemail.com]