Harleston Community Information Centre

Our information centre is very much a focal point, a hub in the community. It is a bustling, happy place, where in addition to information services, most Harleston Information Plus activities are based.

Whether you're looking for a local business, need information about support services or would like to know what is happening in the town, our friendly Information Centre team are on hand to help. 



The Harleston Community Information Centre, open 6 days a week, helps around 5500 people a year. Our dedicated, trained volunteers can offer assistance with various enquiries including information on South Norfolk and Norfolk County Council services, Voluntary and Community groups, benefits, local walks, cycle routes, keeping fit and healthy and managing finances. We are able to issue Concessionary Senior Bus Passes for Norfolk residents.


The centre has a wealth of written publications as well as access to the internet to search for the most up to date information from various organisations.


Volunteers are at the heart of Harleston Information Plus and we realise what a difference they can make to the community. Our team also knows how rewarding volunteering can be, so we actively promote volunteering in the community. Do you have time to spare? Would you like to do something challenging and fun? The centre has information about a wide range of volunteer opportunities with over 30 local organisations within Harleston and the surrounding areas.


Throughout the year the centre acts as Box Office for a number of community groups in the town including the Harleston Cinema. We also have information on cultural events and attractions, theatre programmes and leisure activities running throughout South Norfolk. 



Staff offer guidance and support in times of difficulty, and when our team can't help we will know someone who can. The Waveney Food Bank is based in Harleston Churches on Tuesdays and Fridays. To receive a food box from the bank you will need a food bank voucher, these can be issued by staff at the information centre or jobs club. For more information about the Waveney Food bank click here.


Harleston Community Information Centre hosts a number of events throughout the year, all our events can be found here.


We will happily answer your enquiries in person, via telephone or by email. 


How to get in touch: 


Call us on - 01379 851917

Email - hip@harleston-norfolk.org.uk

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We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 9.30am - 3.30pm, Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm and Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm. 



The Centre is also home to other groups who use our ground floor Clive Hudson community room: 


  • Citizens Advice uses the room every Wednesday from 10.00am - 12.00pm. The Citizens Advice Service aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to improve the policies and practices that affect peoples' lives. This is a free drop in service, no appointment necessary. Please bring all the paperwork relevant to your problem


  • A lively  group meet in the Knit and Natter Clive Hudson Room on Tuesday afternoons, new members are very welcome.



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