About The Centre

Filwood Community Centre is an iconic red brick building  at the head of Filwood Broadway, in Knowle West, and a central point of south Bristol. It’s well loved by the community and a point of pride for the positive changes that are happening in the area.

Our team aim to bring fun, friendship, and fantastic experiences to your lives. We host a variety of groups, activities and events – bringing you social, creative (and sometimes quirky) leisure activities to you all.

We work to ensure Knowle West and south Bristol people have access to arts and culture locally; giving a well deserved boost to our wellbeing! : ) We also love our planet and we are taking steps to help at a local level. Get in touch, we’d love to meet you and tell you more!

The team

June – Centre Manager
June makes sure our building is running as it should be. She’s worked at our centre since 2009, and before that volunteered at The Park. Her qualifications include three Level 2 NVQs, including in administration.


Makala
– Creative Director and Business Manager
Makala has 17 years’ community work experience, and her areas of expertise include engagement, project management and the media – having worked at Knowle West Media Centre before joining our team in 2018. She has a BA (Hons) in Multi-Media Journalism and is also a successful recording artist.


Kate
– Training and IT Manager


Val
– Admin and Receptionist 
Before joining our team at the start of 2019, Val had been an admin at the Neighbourhood Partnership Office on Filwood Broadway for 15 years, and before that was an admin at Knowle West Against Drugs (Kwads) for five years meaning she has 20+ years of admin work in the local community.


Charlie
– Communications Coordinator
Charlie joined our team in the summer of 2019 and spreads the word on goes on at our centre. He has a BA (Hons) in Journalism and is also the Knowle West Community Reporter for Bristol24/7, having volunteered for the local newsletter for Knowle West, The Knowledge, since 2017.


Chavez
– Events and Digital Media Assistant


Suzie
– Friends of Filwood Officer


Heather – Finance Manager


Tanya
– Bar Supervisor
Shaun – Receptionist – Out of Hours
Cher and Lyn
– Cleaners
Paul – Caretaker

The visitors

October-December 2019 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 881
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1862
Events and other: 652
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  504

July-September 2019 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 890
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 2020
Events and other: 606
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  516

April-June 2019 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 875
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1411
Events and other: 678
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  534

Jan-March 2019 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 863
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 976
Events and other: 592
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  546

In the last quarter (Oct-Dec 2018) we have had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 888
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 987
Events and other: 506
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  TBC

July-Sept 2018 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 868
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1070
Events and other: 1148
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  553
(this quarter is usually lower due to summer holidays)

April-June 2018 we had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 848
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1070
(This is correct it just happens to be the same figure in total as following quarter)
Events and other: 222
One off bookings (meetings and visitors): 1634

Management and support

In 2010, the Community in Partnership Knowle West (CIPKW) Charity took on the responsibility for the day to day management of the Centre. They are tasked with managing the centre for the benefit of the people of Knowle West, to help build a stronger community where everyone can come together and have their say in their area.

FCC is currently supported by: BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL, COMIC RELIEF, QUARTET FOUNDATION, CHURNGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL, JOHN JAMES FOUNDATION

Find out more about the building’s history.