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Welcome to the official website of the Venture Centre 2000.

This superb, purpose-built community centre, opened in 1998, is located on the A137 midway between Colchester and Ipswich, five minutes from Manningtree Rail station. Click here for a map.

The Venture Centre 2000 is the home of 1st Lawford Scout Group HQ and is available for hire for Weddings, Parties, business functions (for a full list click here).  The Centre comprises two halls, a professional kitchen, fully licensed and staffed bar, meeting room and spacious car park.  ,
                    
For a full list of forthcoming  events and news  please click here