Please note that all Local People Dorking activities are unfortunately suspended until further notice.

The Local People programme is funded by the Peoples Health Trust. Local People Dorking is delivered by YMCA East Surrey in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.

The project offers residents of the Goodwyns and Chart Downs estates the opportunity to establish new activities and initiatives to benefit the local community.

Are you a resident of the Goodwyns or Chart Downs estates?

Monday Men’s Café

Good times on Goodwyns with FREE hot and cold refreshments, biscuits, newspapers, games Guitar jam session will run alongside in the main church hall for all levels including beginners, with the chance to share ideas, have fun and maybe learn some things too. Other instruments also welcome!

Mondays | 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: Harvest Community Church, Stubs Hill, Dorking, RH4 2QD

For more information, please contact Naoise Walsh:


Thursday youth group

Free youth drop-in and gym session for 11-16 year olds on Thursdays (term-time only)

Thursday (term-time only) | 16:00-17:30 – Youth drop-in
Activities on offer include games, crafts, music, pool, and darts. Refreshments will be available throughout.

Thursday (term-time only) | 17:30-19:30 – Youth gym
Fully equipped youth gym with state of the art capital and floor based workout equipment. Games and other social activities will be available.

Venue: Chart Down Community Organisation & Social Club, Chart Downs, Dorking, RH5 4DD

For youth drop-in enquiries please contact Stuart Longstaff
T 07702 903766 | E

For youth gym enquiries please contact Steve Tait
T 07523 331810 | E

Friday lunch and exercise club

Our Friday lunch and exercise club runs in partnership with the Harvest Community Church.

Fridays (fortnightly) | 11:30-14:30 – Lunch club/coffee house

Fridays (fortnightly) | 12:30-13:30 – Chair exercises for anyone who would benefit from low impact exercise with a qualified and registered instructor.

Cost: £1.50 or £4.00 including exercise class

Venue: Harvest Community Church, Stubs Hill, Dorking, RH4 2QD

Find out more

For more information, please contact the Local People Dorking Coordinator, Stuart Kingsley:
T 01737 222859