MP Oliver Dowden visits Borehamwood

mp oliver dowden at the Maxwell Park community centre

Left to Right: Chris Anderson (Chairman), David Clout (Committee Member), Ian Campbell (Committee Member), Wendy Plant (Committee Member), Sheila White (Fifty+), June Kempton (Centre Manager), Chaya Robertson (Admin Assistant), Oliver Dowden MP, Sheldon Conrich (Music Teacher), Keith Spaughton (Vice Chairman).

Committee Members and Staff, together with leaders from Elstree and Borehamwood Table Tennis Club, Fifty Plus and Happy Soles welcomed MP Oliver Dowden to visit their treasured community centre in the heart of Borehamwood.

Chris Anderson, Chairman of Maxwell Park Community, explained that the centre was built for the people of Borehamwood by local businessman Ivor Bailey and has been serving the town for over 53 years.

About Maxwell Park Community Centre

Originally known as ‘The Links’, it provided an excellent venue for the youth of from Borehamwood to enjoy live performances from some very famous musicians such as ‘The Who’, Eric Clapton, Elton John and many more. The centre’s history board has a collection of photographs from those early days.

In recent years Maxwell Park Community Centre has evolved and now accommodates a varied range of activities, serving all age groups. There’s something for everyone at Maxwell Park and details of all activities can be found on the ‘What’s On’ page on the website.

Mr Dowden expressed his encouragement for this much needed venue, especially in the light of the thousands of new homes being built in the area which will greatly increase the need for such facilities.

The warm atmosphere and friendly welcome at Maxwell creates a real family feeling among its regular hirers and it is a very popular choice for private parties and events on weekends. If you are looking for a local activity, or want to book the hall for an event, why not consider this ‘hidden gem’ tucked away at the top of Maxwell Road.