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Community Use

At the Thurston Community College Sports Education Centre.

Tennis court hire now available! £5 per hour or £3.50 per hour for members.


Just £15.99 per month!

Pay as You go Fitness Suite Sessions

Just £5.00 per session

Membership Information

Membership entitles you to use of the Fitness Suite during the community use hours below. You do not need to pre book sessions once you have purchased your membership. Membership is commitment free and can be cancelled any time via the member portal, please see our Community Use User Agreement for more information.

Please note that your membership will begin on the day of purchase, regardless of whether or not the Fitness Suite is open for community use on that day.

IMPORTANT - Membership Direct Debit Information

Payments for your membership are taken by monthly direct debit, in advance of the following month's membership period. Your membership will commence immediately once you have completed the membership sign up process.

Your initial renewal date will show as approximately 15 days after your membership start date. The first direct debit payment will be taken approximately 8 days after the membership start date and will include the period between your membership start date and the initial renewal date (gap payment), plus the following month's membership. Your renewal date will then become one month after the initial renewal date. Future direct debits will be taken approximately 7 days before each renewal date at £15.99 per month. Please see below for a representative example:

  • Your membership start date is 05/01/2024.
  • Your initial renewal date is 20/01/2024.
  • Your first direct debit of £23.45 will be requested on 13/01/2024. This includes a charge of £7.46 (gap payment) to account for the period between 05/01/2024 and 20/01/2024 plus £15.99 for the membership period between 20/01/2024 - 19/02/2024.
  • Your membership renewal date will be 20/02/2024. Your next direct debit of £15.99 will be taken approximately 7 days in advance of this renewal date. The number of days is approximate to allow for weekends/bank holidays.

What else is going on?

There are a wide range of clubs and organisations using our facilities during community use hours! Book with them directly using the links below.




  • 18:45 - 20:45: Thurston Community Players | Information upon request
    Request info
  • 19:00 - 20:30: Combat Kickboxing Academy | Large Sports Hall
    Visit their website





Centre Opening Hours

  • Monday: 17:30 - 21:30 (Term time only)
  • Tuesday: 17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday: 17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday: 17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday: 17:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 - 13:00
  • We will be closed for Community Use on all public holidays
  • We are open as normal during school holidays, except for Mondays
  • Opening hours are subject to review depending on usage

 Where to Find us


Thurston Community College Sports Education Centre
Norton Road, Thurston
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
IP31 3PB

Please note: access to our facilities for community use is during the hours above only, unless you are with a pre-booked club or organisation. Visitors to the College during the normal school day must have an appointment, and sign in at Visitor Reception on arrival.

Contact Us




Click here to find out more about hiring our facilities.