Registered charity no.1163286
Welcome to the OFCA website. Please contact Website Manager Dave Songhurst if you have queries or updates to website information.
About the Association
Old Felixstowe Community Association (OFCA) was formed in 1973, and our activities focus on the Community Centre in Ferry Road, just across from St Peter and St Paul Church. The Centre’s excellent facilities comprise two large meeting rooms (one with a stage), a coffee lounge, a small meeting room, and a kitchen. All these, together with two recently-resurfaced tennis courts, can be hired at very reasonable rates. Follow the ‘Community Centre’ link in the menu for details of rooms, booking calendars, hiring conditions, and rates of hire.
Our membership area covers Old Felixstowe – east of Hamilton Road together with the Glenfield / Fairfield Road area, but the Centre and its facilities can be used by all. We have around 600 members, who receive a two-monthly Newsletter. Membership costs just £3 a year for individuals, £5 for a family. If you live in the Old Felixstowe area we’d be delighted to welcome you as a member! You can download a membership form here:
Over 25 different groups use the Centre regularly – follow the ‘Groups’ link in the menu for a list with contact details. Occasional and one-off bookings are also welcome.
OFCA helps to support the running costs of the Centre by organising Community Markets and a Summer Fair, and a very popular Christmas card delivery scheme. We also look after the village sign, which commemorates Walton Priory and the ships that used the Kingsfleet up to the 14th Century.
OFCA is run by a General Council, together with a Management Committee which looks after the day-to-day running and maintenance of the Community Centre. Needless to say, we are always looking for new people to help with these activities – if you are interested in helping, please contact one of the Council or Committee members – we’d love to hear from you!
OFCA has put in place policies concerning health and safety, equal opportunities, and safeguarding. All those who help in OFCA and who use OFCA facilities should be aware of these policies, which can be downloaded here: