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Cockleshell Community Centre (Portsmouth)

Cockleshell welcomes Service families based in Portsmouth and the surrounding area to enjoy a range of facilities, events and activities.

Your community hub

Parenting courses, parent and toddler groups, Spanish lessons and coffee mornings are all available at Cockleshell Community Centre. Whether you’re living on-base in Portsmouth, have a private home in the region or are just visiting the area, you’ve got the opportunity to get involved and meet new people from the wider Service community.

Actively engaging with the community centre can provide a really important social outlet and even help you to develop a support network among other Service families. If you are interested in getting involved or perhaps setting up a group as a volunteer come along to Cockleshell and join in with your community.

Ayden Hodgson with AB(SEA) Stuart Hawkins


On top of all the events that run from Cockleshell, there’s also a range of facilities for you to use, including:

  • Kitchen
  • Outside Play Area
  • Outside Decked Area
  • On Site parking

Away from the centre itself, you can also take a stroll down the beach.

Weekly activities schedule

If you want to learn more about the activities we offer, please do give us a call or pop into the flat and speak with us directly.


Chill & Chat

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Key contacts

CPO Peter Orr

Community Centre Manager

There to listen and support you when you may be experiencing difficulties in your life and would like someone to talk to.

Email: [email protected]

All enquiries about the centre should be sent through the link below.


Find us

Cockleshell Community Centre

Contact Details

Henderson Rd, Eastney
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Telephone: 0300 163 6172
Email Address:

Opening Hours

Monday9.00AM - 3.00PM
Tuesday9.00AM - 3.00PM
Wednesday9.00AM - 3.00PM
Thursday9.00AM - 4.00PM
Friday9.00AM - 5.00PM

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