Harleston Community Information Centre

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 and renew Concessionary Senior Bus Passes for Norfolk residents.

We have a wealth of written publications as well as access to the internet to search for the most up to date information from various organisations. We hold a wide range of information on volunteer opportunities within Harleston and the surrounding areas (our staff are available to help where needed).

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. 

Harleston Community  Information Centre is able to issue Waveney Foodbank vouchers to those in need. Food boxes are issued by the Food bank when presented with a voucher. The Food bank is open in Harleston on Tuesdays and Fridays, but in emergencies, home delivery can be arranged with the bank at other times.

Harleston Community Information Centre hosts a number of events throughout the year, all of 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: 

  • The 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. Please bring all the paperwork relevant to your problem

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

    • The NHS Wellbeing Service offers individual support appointments in the Clive Hudson room on Thursdays and Fridays.The Wellbeing Service helps and supports people with common health problems such as low mood, anxiety, stress, depression and sleep difficulties. They can be contact by phone on 0300 123 1503 or www.readytochange.org.uk

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