Are you looking for a relaxing place to connect with new people, enjoy a good cuppa and try new activities?
The Shoebox Community Hub is here for you.
Join our friendly, welcoming community where you can connect with others, share interests and enjoy a laugh together in our city centre hub.
Pay what you can membership scheme.
Shared interest groups and activities
Borrow and swap books
PCs and devices available
Well behaved dogs are welcome (for groups only)
Close to bus stops and train station
Shaped by you
The Shoebox Community Hub
21 – 23 Castle Meadow
Monday – Friday
10am – 5pm
Pay what you can membership
Join our flexible ‘pay what you can’ membership scheme to enjoy our brilliant membership benefits. Our recommended contributions are below but we recognise that everyone is in a different financial position so we have set up the pay what you can scheme.
Our recommended contribution is:
£10 per month – For those regularly attending groups and activities
£2 per group – For those attending occasionally. Eg. members of monthly or fortnightly groups
These contributions can be paid in cash at The Shoebox or paid online here.
Give the gift of community – If you would like to pay it forward, you can make contributions to cover the cost of those unable to afford membership fees. This helps us to keep our hub accessible and continue the pay what you can membership offer. You can make an online payment here by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Sign up as a member online by clicking the ‘sign up now’ button below or get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions.
We have a range of spaces in our hub available for community groups to meet including our cosy community lounge, our bright, open event space on the first floor and our calm, quiet meeting space on the second floor.
Self serve refreshments
Help yourself to a great selection of teas and freshly brewed coffee from our refreshment counter. You may even find a homemade cake or two baked by our lovely volunteers. Just pop a donation in our honesty box/pig.
From creative writing groups to friendly social groups to a supportive running and walking club, there is plenty to get involved with! Check out what’s on at The Shoebox here.
We are always expanding our range of groups and activities. Do you have an idea for a new group? Get in touch below!
Due to our wonky Grade II listed building, we have very limited accessible spaces for groups to meet and do not have an accessible or step-free access toilet. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this. If you would like to discuss if our community hub has appropriate access and meeting space for you, please get in touch.
New community groups and activities
Do you have an idea for a new community group? We can help you turn your ideas into action and connect you with like-minded individuals!
Are you part of an established group that is looking for a new place to meet? We have spaces that can be hired or we can support your group to join our membership.
Ready to join our community?
Already a member?
Visit our Members page to make membership payments.