News about Hannakins

Check in for Test and Trace


WBCA have implemented the EvePASS QR code based system to facilitate the recording of contact details for Test and Trace.  The EvePASS system requires users to download an app onto their smart phone or other device.  


Links to download the app are provided below along with more information about the EvePASS system.


EvePASS System Overview


EvePASS System FAQs


Example of poster on display at the Centre





COVID - 19 Update


The Government  restrictions imposed on March 23rd meant that we had no alternative other than close the Centre at that time.  We were able to implement the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for most of our staff although retained a minimal cover on site to look after security and maintenance.

Unfortunately, our groundsman also needed to devote a lot of his time to clearing lots of litter on a daily basis. Although not the only local space to be badly affected, some Billericay residents are extraordinarily selfish in the way they dispose of their rubbish!  It seems that some people are able to carry full bottles, cans and packages to the site but are incapable of carrying empty ones away.

Here is a great sign that was seen in New Zealand: -


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The good news is that we intend to implement a phased re-opening of most activities from 15th August with a view to being fully open by 1st September.

Sadly, the Covid-19 restrictions means that we are unable to open the bar in the immediate future. We are also unable to take any bookings for parties etc.


Maintenance progress in 2019 / 2020


As of March 1st, 2020, 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
  • In June 2019 a height restricting barrier was installed at the main entrance
  • Ventilation has been improved in changing rooms
  • Bollards have been installed on the bridge to discourage unsafe parking