Dear All, It is with regret that I am having to share the following information. Brockenhurst College; who run the centre, have informed all the clubs who use the centre that they will be closing its operation of the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre (HHOEC) permanently.
The College have advised all clubs and users of the centre that they are required to vacate the premises by Friday 4th June 2021. Unfortunately the College will not be allowing access to the centre except for clubs to remove equipment. This means that the expected return to club activities from the centre from the end of March will not be able to happen. A HHOEC users group set up by the Adult Sailors Club which involves all the clubs including Southbourne Canoe Club, have contacted the BCP Council with a view to secure continued use of the centre. In the meantime the SCC committee are looking at a number of options including boat storage. We are also exploring ways to enable the club to return to paddling outside of the Centre in line with Covid-19 guideline dates. The committee will send out further updates as soon as more information is available.