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The Oast

The iconic Oast building in central Rainham has overlooked Rainham station for the last hundred years. It is now a thriving community centre run by a dedicated team of volunteers and used by many local community groups and clubs including sports, heath, spirituality and gaming.

The Community Centre is run solely by the Rainham & Wigmore Community Association. They rely on the community centre income, kind donations and volunteers for it’s day-to-day operation. The centre is not funded by Medway Council or any commercial business.

Rooms For Hire!

The Oast is open to bookings for short and long-term hire with morning, afternoon and evening sessions available. Whether you have a group that needs a new home or require a venue for a birthday party, the Oast has you covered. The Oast can cater for: Community Groups, Clubs, Events, Meetings, Kids parties and etc. Contact us now!

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2 hours ago

The Oast

Wakeley Hall is definitely our most popular hall to hire, with its beautiful beams it gives a lovely touch to the room for any party!

Lights, bunting, pom-poms and balloons it's had it all!!

Wakeley Hall is available to hire for regular use or parties. We can even put a bar in there!
Pop Kathy an email at Bookings@oastcentre.org to arrange a viewing!

How would you decorate the beams? 🎊🎈🎀
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1 day ago

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Amelia turned 6 this week and celebrated her princess style birthday in our Wakeley Hall!

Our Wakeley Hall can be hired for childrens parties from 1pm till 5pm at a great price! Just pop bookings an email at Bookings@oastcentre.org to check availability ❤️
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2 days ago

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Tea and Tots at The Oast. Today in tea room, willow and our newly decorated courtyard (photos are from before the tots descended 😂👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻)

Doesn’t it look great.
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3 days ago

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📣📣UPDATE📣📣
Thank you to a very generous volunteer, Harris Tony, who kindly collected the fridges this morning. 😊😊 we really do have the best volunteers 😊😊

We are a local community centre, run as a charity, providing a meeting place for the community in Rainham.

Any hard earned or kindly donated money we make, by hiring out our halls or raised at our events, is then spent on the renovation of our building. It’s over 140 years old and we constantly battle against time to preserve this landmark for future generations. All of this is done by volunteers.

So how are we repaid? By our car park yet again being used by flytippers. This time someone has dumped 2 fridges and a flu in our car park. Why? They must have had transport to get it to our car park, so why not take it to the tip?

So we’re now on the lookout for a kind hearted volunteer who could possibly take these to the tip for us? We would be eternally grateful. If not, we will have to use our hard earned charitable donations to clear this waste, yet again. It’s soul destroying really.

Please share this post so we can find some kind soul to help us keep the Oast looking tidy and respectable and so we can gather information to find who was responsible for this disgrace and to report their fly-tipping to Medway Council - who also agree that this is totally unacceptable. Thank you!

David Carr TODAY in Rainham North with Cllr's David Carr and Martin Potter
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Run a community group or club, or want to start one? Arrange a tour and discuss your requirements, Contact us now!

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