News about Hannakins




WBCA greatly regret the inconvenience experienced by users of the Centre recently due to closure of the car park. WBCA management were determined to prevent the closure of the Centre by unauthorised incursions by Travellers. When resources on site were not available to manually operate the barrier we needed to keep the barrier closed. The Centre itself remained open as usual during this challenging period.

During week commencing 10th June we will be installing a height restricting entrance barrier which is intended to solve this problem. Ideally, this would have been done some time ago but first we had to seek approval for the installation from Basildon Council (who own the site). When we learned that they were unwilling to fund the work, we needed to put aside the funds ourselves and plan the work.




Maintenance progress in 2019


As of April 1st, 2019, the following works have been completed:

  • The Gents and Disabled toilets in the main building have been refurbished and decorated
  • A new security gate has been installed at the Linda Gardens access to the site
  • A new fire door has been installed at the end of the Changing Rooms corridor
  • The Committee room floor has been stripped and resealed and the room painted
  • The main entrance floor has been stripped and resealed
  • The small hall has new flooring
  • The office has received a long overdue refurbish



Beer Festival

Following the successful hosting of the Billericay Lions Beer Festival at Hannakins in 2018, we are pleased to confirm that the event will be held at The Centre in 2019 from June 28th to 30th.