JERICHO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
The Jericho Community Association (JCA) has five main tasks:
The JCA is a charitable incorporated organisation. Registered Charity No. 1168203
The Association is open to anyone who lives in Jericho or elsewhere and everyone is welcome to come to most of the monthly meetings which are held at the Community Centre on the second Monday of most months at 8.00 p.m.
The 2022 AGM was held in Exeter College Walton Street. As a result of the elections the management of the Association consists of:
Chair: Charlotte Christie (Canal Street)
Vice-chair: John Crabtree (Walton Street)
Treasurer: Peter Stalker (Cranham Street)
The other committee members are: Michael Barnes, Hannah Hirst-Dunton, Scott Ellis, Zoe Guy, Joelle Mann, Phyllis Starkey and George Taylor
For the past 15 years the JCA has been working towards establishing a new community centre on the vacant canalside site.
For this purpose, we have joined forces with three other other local organizations to form the Jericho Wharf Trust. They are St. Barnabas Church, the Jericho Living Heritage Trust, and the Jericho Community Boatyard.
For the latest information on this project, please visit the Jericho Wharf website
Where the community centre came from?
The centre was built at the end of the 19th century as the Church Institute for St. Barnabas.
Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city
Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.