About Blackrod Sports and Community Centre CIO
Blackrod Sports and Community Centre CIO was formed in November 2015, as a result of a public meeting to discuss the future of Blackrod Community Centre. The group formally registered as a charity (CIO) in 2017.
Our vision is to create welcoming and valued community facilities which give opportunity to all and add to the vitality of Blackrod and neighbouring communities.
Our aim is to develop, operate, manage, fundraise, maintain and promote the community facilities at Blackrod Sports and Community Centre to meet the needs of all sections of the community and to offer a range of activities and opportunities to all.
We are pleased to announce from 12th April 2021 we are reopen for children’s activity sessions indoors and all outdoor sessions including Walking Football, and Walking groups. We will soon be starting up our Running Club and introducing Cycling sessions. We expect indoor sessions for adults will commence from 17th May 2021.
The main Manchester-Preston train runs right through Blackrod with trains stopping every hour. The Community centre is a 20 minute walk from the station, or there are regular buses (see Bus directions). On foot, exit the station and turn right. Cross the traffic lights and go up the hill. At the top, turn right along Manchester Road. After half a mile, turn left down Vicarage Road, then immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.
Several buses run through Blackrod, including the 575/576 between Bolton and Wigan, and the 8A from Chorley. The Community Centre is less than a 5 minute walk from the Methodist church bus stop. From here, head south down Manchester Road, turn right down Vicarage Road, then immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.
From junction 6 of the M61 take the exit onto A6. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to Blackrod. Turn left at the traffic lights. Continue for a mile, then turn left down Vicarage Road. Turn immediately left down Greenbarn Way. The Community Centre is on your right hand side.