The Charing Cross Centre, which is a registered charity, is governed by a constitution.
Its main objective is to help and educate girls and boys through their leisure-time activities to develop Physical, Mental and Spiritual capacities;
that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved.
Working with the Community
The Centre offers rooms and facilities to a variety of organisations which are active in caring, counselling, rehabilitation and community welfare.
Other groups who follow similar interests, particularly those working for the benefit of young people, are welcome to use the premises.
The Charing Cross Centre, Norwich was launched in 1965, by the former Norwich Education Committee of the Norwich City Council as the “Three C’s” coffee bar for young people which then closed in 1973.
Following local government reorganisation in 1974 the building passed to Norfolk County Council and was re-opened as a centre for organisations caring in and for the community.
Those early years were a struggle with funds hard to raise.
A building fund was established by the trustees and in 1982, with the help of Norfolk County Council, a major reconstruction programme was carried out to provide purpose-built accommodation on the first floor.
The Centre is proud to record that several voluntary groups began their life here.