MP meets volunteers at Upper Beeding community hub

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met volunteers at The Hub in Upper Beeding when he held one of his regular advice surgeries at the centre.

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The Hub is a thriving community centre and church which hosts a café and meeting space for local groups.

Mr Herbert chose the venue to host one of his regular MP advice surgeries this month.  The MP’s surgeries are held at various locations across his large rural constituency which covers some 250 square miles.

It was the MP’s first visit to The Hub and he was delighted to meet some of the volunteers who help to run the busy café.  Wendy, Alan, Catherine and Beth are just some of the many volunteers who dedicate their free time to help out.

The Hub is housed in the Baptist Church in Upper Beeding which has been the site of a church for 100 years.  It is also a registered Eco Church which promotes caring for community and global environments. 

The Hub hosts a full schedule of activities and runs support groups for families and seniors, including a Saturday morning activity session for fathers and their children, friendship lunches and a ‘Time Travellers’ café for people with dementia and their carers.

Mr Herbert said: “I was very impressed with the welcoming atmosphere of The Hub.  It is a wonderful centre for the whole community.  I am very grateful to the volunteers who looked after us during the visit and I look forward to returning again soon to try their cake.”



1.     Photograph: Left to right – Catherine, Wendy, Nick Herbert MP, Beth and Alan.


2.     To read more about what is available at The Hub Upper Beeding see