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 8.30am to 5pm, and Friday, from 8.30am 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 omcc@burntwood-tc.gov.uk

 

Fees and Charges with effect from 01 April 2017 

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

PRICES ARE PER SESSION

Session times are:

9 am- 1 pm

1 pm – 5 pm

6.30 pm - 9.30 pm


ROOM

COMMUNITY/

VOLUNTARY

ORGANISATIONS

STATUTORY

ORGANISATIONS/

COMMERCIAL

 

£

£

The Ron Bradbury Room

21.50

55.00

Training Room

21.50

55.00

Small Meeting Room

16.50

29.00

IT Suite

32.00 plus VAT

61.00 plus VAT

 

What’s on at the OMCC

Day/Frequency
Time
Organisation/Activity
Room
Contact
Monday – weekly
 
Monday – 1st each month (commencing 4th September 2017)
 
Monday – 1st & 3rd each month
 
 
Monday – 2nd each month
 
10:00am – 12:00 noon
 
6:00pm – 7:00pm
 
 
 
7:00pm – 9:30pm
 
 
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Burntwood Live at Home – Arts Group
 
County Councillor Helen Fisher – Surgery
 
 
 
Chasetown Cross Stitch Club
 
 
Burntwood Family History Group (including Burntwood Memorial Project)
Ron Bradbury Room
 
Small Meeting Room
 
 
 
Ron Bradbury Room
 
 
Ron Bradbury Room
01543 674257
 
Helen Fisher –
07943 836779
 
Barbara Hall – contact via Burntwood Town Council - info@burntwood-tc.gov.uk
 
Pam Woodburn
pam.woodburn@talktalk.net
Tuesday – weekly
9:30am – 11:00am
11:30am – 1:00pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Burntwood Live at Home – IT Group
IT Suite
01543 674257
Wednesday – weekly
 
Wednesday – weekly
 
 
Wednesday – 3rd each month
 
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
9:30am – 11:00am
11:30am – 1:00pm
 
7:15pm – 9:30pm
 
Burntwood Live at Home – Focus Group
 
Burntwood Live at Home – IT Group
 
 
Chasetown Women’s Institute
Ron Bradbury Room
 
IT Suite
 
 
Ron Bradbury Room
01543 674257
 
01543 674257
 
 
Hazel Kitson – 01543 683025 hazelkitson@sky.com    
Thursday – 4th each month
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Burntwood Family History Group (including Burntwood Memorial Project)
Ron Bradbury Room &
IT Suite
Pam Woodburn
pam.woodburn@talktalk.net
Friday – weekly
 
Friday – weekly
10:00am – 4:00pm
 
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Burntwood Live at Home – Focus Group
 
Friday Night Painting Group
Ron Bradbury Room
 
Ron Bradbury Room
01543 674257
 
Contact Tom Dicken in the first instance tmd178@googlemail.com