About New Green Centre

About The Centre

Located in the well-served village of Thurston, the New Green Centre provides the community with a place to meet friends , attend groups and sporting clubs, hold parties and gatherings as well as a place to hold annual or occasional events such as the annual Thurston Fun Run, Christmas Fayre and much more.

The large parkland area boosts a conservation area, a childrens playground, a trim trail and a multi-use games area with basketball hoop and football goals includning a large open space, for instance, for occasional fun fair and car boot sales.

There are park benches to rest your weary legs and feet, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, even enjoy a picnic on one of the benches.

Our Services

Kitchen Facilities

Included in the hiring charges is the use of the kitchen. This is fully equipped with dishwasher, kettles, crockery, cutlery etc. The hatches open up onto the Main hall – ideal for parties, meetings etc.

The Green

Surrounded by 8 acres of land with conservation area the centre has a lawn and multi use games area. This also serves as the overflow parking area & is available for occasional hire. Contact centre for costs.

Large Car Park

There is car parking for more than 100 cars  in two separate  fenced lockable areas.

The car park can be hired separately. Contact centre for further information.

Thurst Bar -Licenced Bar

Connected to the main hall is the fully licensed bar and is equipped with a large supply of glasses, a glass dishwasher, pumps, fridges, wine cooler etc.

We are happy to recommend a professional to run the bar, alternatively you can make arrangements with prior consent from the Trustees.
The bar is licensed to serve alcohol until 11.00 pm.

How to find us

By Road: Thurston is situated 4 miles East of the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, between the A14 from Ipswich (turn off at Beyton) and the A143 from Norwich and Diss (turn off at Ixworth).

By Rail: A regular service from Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Cambridge. Links to Peterborough and London.

By Bus: There are bus services to and from Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, running from Monday to Saturday. 
By Bike: The National Cycle Route 51 from Ipswich to Cambridge passes the New Green Centre. A bike shelter is available.

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