High Street Bean DA2 8AS


The Bean Youth and Community Centre
(Charity no: 302678) plays an essential role within our community. The community centre is an important venue for village events, it was opened in 1963 by the people of the village for the continued use of the village.  It is the venue for most village activities from the Young at Heart Club to Jumping Beans Pre-School; from Brownies and Scouts on a weekday evening to St Nicholas Church on Sunday.  


The Centre comprises a large main hall with an open screen separated bar/serving area.  The hall can accommodate a maximum number of 100 people.  This maximum number must include disco/entertainment.  The hall has disabled access and disabled toilet facilities.  We have a large projector screen available should this be required.


The main hall space is approximately 11 m x 11 m.  The hall is large enough to accommodate a bouncy castle.  The maximum ceiling height is 350 cm (11' 5") with the width of the floor space within the highest area 550 cm wide. (18' 0").  This floor width measurement excludes the area below the sloping ceiling.  This gives an available bouncy castle floor space of H 350cm x W 550 x L 670 cm.

There is a fully modernised kitchen, including freezer, microwave and hot water boiler.  The kitchen has a serving hatch opening into the hall.


The Community Centre is available for private hire at a cost of £70 for three hours, and then £20 for each hour thereafter.

A security deposit of £200 is required. 

To hire the community centre, please check availability with the Parish Clerk on  

01474 832999 or beanparishcouncil@btinternet.com

Regular hirers benefit from reduced rates. 
Most of our weekday sessions are taken, but if you are interested in hiring the hall on a regular basis, please contact the Parish Clerk to check availability. 

Please note
We no longer accept bookings for private party events ending after 8pm.

To make an enquiry, please  Contact Us


Bean Parish Council

The Parish Council meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.00pm.  
All welcome

Bean Residents Association

The Residents Association meet on the first Monday of the month at 8.15pm.  
All welcome


Thursday  5.15 -7.00 pm   Contact  Janette Williams Tel: 01322 381661 


Wednesday  6.00 - 7.30 pm   Contact  Faye Lamb Tel: 07971 011928

Dance Fever   Street Beat Classes

Tuesday Evening   Ages 4 - 18 yrs   Contact  Joanne Reagan  Tel Nos: 01322 526292 / 07927 196307

Jumping Beans Village Pre-School

Sessions  Monday - Friday   Contact Tel Nos: 07981 520446 / 07771 864937

McDowall Dance  Tap and Ballet Classes

Friday  Beginners Ballet & Tap   4.30 - 5.15 pm   Contact  Sarah McDowall  Tel No: 
07940 205295


Wednesday  (Term time only) 7.45 - 9.30 pm  10 - 14 year old boys and girls  Contact Naomi Offer Tel: 07887 742225

St Nicholas Church

Sundays at 10 - 11 am  Contact  Don White Tel: 01474 705430

Young at Heart Club

Wednesday  1.30 pm  Contact  Colin Smith Tel: 01474 832793

Address for correspondence:- 

Bean Parish Council
Oast View
Betsham Road
Gravesend  DA13 9PD