The Pavilion on the Park | Eastleigh | Southampton

About Us

Our Mission

The Pavilion on the Park opened in 2008 and is managed Eastleigh Youth & Community Trust, a charity formed by Cllr Godfrey Olson in 1962.

Our core vision is to bridge the gap between generations and communities within Eastleigh. We provide a community centre for local people and business to hire, and from this facility we also deliver inclusive activities focused on children, young people, people with disabilities, older people, and families.

We owe a huge thanks to our community for joining us on this incredible journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to be part of our story.

Our Timeline

2017
May 01

May 2017

Our long-standing Trustee and ex-Chairman Jim Vaughan will be receiving Eastleigh’s Citizen of Honour award for his work in the community. Jim was Chairman of the charity from 1993 to 2016, and was awarded MBE in 2001.

Feb 01

February 2017

Our Cycles4all project received the award for Project of the Year at Eastleigh’s Sports Awards.

Jan 01

January 2017

We were awarded runner-up for the AWCA Inclusion & Diversity Award.

2016
Sep 01

September 2016

We were honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Feb 01

February 2016

The Nightingale Annexe was opened by Nigel Atkinson Esq. HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire after a £750,000 investment.

2015
Nov 04

November 2015

The 4th Eastleigh Scouts moved into our new Nightingale Annexe at Pavilion on the Park.

Nov 01

November 2015

Our new Blackbird Café opens its doors to the public.

2014
Jul 01

July 2014

Our 4All Hangar was opened by the Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Tony Noyce, built with a £50,000 grant from Southampton Airport. Cycles4all moved out of their shipping container home and into the Hangar.

Jan 01

January 2014

The charity widened its aims to become Eastleigh Youth & Community Trust.

2013
Nov 01

November 2013

We opened our new multi-sensory space Sensory4all for babies, children, and adults with disabilities.

2012
Jul 01

July 2012

Daisy Robinson, our Community Development Manager, ran in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay after being nominated for her community work. She was also sirconded to the Paralympics as Games Maker in September 2012. Daisy has gone on to become the charities Executive Director.

Mar 01

March 2012

Debbie Parnell, one of our Cycles4all volunteers, received the Volunteer of the Year Award at Hampshire’s Sports Awards. Debbie went on to manage Cycles4all and now manages our Blackbird Café.

2011
Jan 01

January 2011

We launched our inclusive adapted cycling project Cycles4all for children and adults with disabilities.

2010
Apr 01

April 2010

Hampshire County Council Day Services joined us and relocated to Pavilion on the Park.

2008
Apr 01

April 2008

The Pavilion on the Park was opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

1966
Jun 01

June 1966

The Nightingale Centre was opened by HRH The Princess Margaret.

Jun 01

November 1962

Eastleigh Youth Trust was constituted as a Charity, founded by Cllr Godfrey Olson.

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