The Severn Centre, Shropshire


  • The Severn Centre is a multi-purpose sports and community centre in Highley, an isolated village in rural Shropshire
  • It provides high-quality community, leisure, health and life-long learning facilities for the people of Highley and its surrounding areas. Facilities include a fitness suite, heated outdoor pool, indoor sports hall, childcare centre, meeting room and youth skate park


  • The centre opened in September 2004
The Fitness suite


  • A need was identified to provide high quality community social, leisure, lifelong learning, health and recreation facilities for the residents of Highley and the surrounding area
  • Partnership funding was secured from Active England; ERDF Objective; Rural Regeneration Zone; Single Regeneration Budget; Bridgnorth District Council; West Mercia Police; the Market Towns Initiative; the County Sports Partnership; the Clear Skies Initiative; Highley Parish Council and local fundraisers


Function Room
  • Since the Severn Centre opened, over 30,000 people have used it, with the library in particular becoming an important community asset
  • The under 18s now receive over 25 hours of coaching every week
  • The centre created 16 new jobs
  • More than 4,000 boys and girls under 18 have used the facilities
  • Football, tennis, cricket and bowls clubs from Highley regularly use the centre for training and matches
  • Community pantomimes and fundraising events are among the 33 functions which have been held there



Tel: 01746 860000

Fax: 01746 860009

Email: [email protected]