Samuel Wickens Centre

COVID-19 - Hall Hiring Update

The Council is pleased to announce that its community facilities are all now back in use, subject to COVID-19 adjustments, and enquiries are welcomed in connection with the hiring of the Council’s facilities at The Woodlands Centre, Samuel Wickens Centre and the Youth Centre.

We may not be able to facilitate all requests but will be happy to discuss your requirement with you.  A full COVID Secure Risk Assessment has been undertaken, and regularly reviewed, which incorporates all of the latest Government Guidance in relation to the use of multi-purpose facilities and we will be happy to discuss any questions that you may have when considering hiring any of the Council’s excellent community facilities.


The Samuel Wickens Centre is based in the Broadmark Parade Car Park, Rustington, BN16 2NW at the rear of the Waitrose store.

Opening in 2018 the Centre has already established itself as a popular community facility. The Centre provides a Community Hall, which is available for private hire on a sessional basis, and the Parish Council’s Information Centre.

The Information Centre is open from Monday to Saturday between the temporary hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. If you are unable to call in but need some information then please call 01903 788479.

Literature is available in respect of local attractions and places to visit, together with many leaflets and flyers produced by the District and County Councils, as well as other authorities. So, if you’re looking for any type of information please feel free to pop into the Centre where the team will be only too happy to assist you in any way that they can.

The Community Hall at the Centre is already proving very popular and has become home to the Platinum Social Club which provides healthy activity classes as well as a social drop-in facility for members of the local community. For further details visit: 

There is still plenty of availability for regular and one-off bookings of this fantastic new facility so if you are interested in hiring the community hall please contact the Parish Council offices on 01903 786420 or email: 

Please see our Hall and Room Hiring details and prices.

Please take the opportunity to visit the Centre to make use of this community facility – a warm welcome awaits you.