Welcome to WAC

Welcome to the Waterloo Action Centre
The building has been run by and for
the local community for 40 years.
Why not have a look around the website to
find out about what we do and how to get involved?

WAC Video

All about WAC people & activities
 produced by Jack Thurston

Threat to WAC - although this does not affect activities restarting in WAC as the Government allows re-opening, there is now a longer-term danger to WAC in a "consultation" Lambeth Council is carrying out.  This officially closed on 25th April, so the consultation is being done when the users of community centres who do not use IT will not know anything about it.  WAC is therefore continuing to seek public support.

Please help - see https://www.waccommunitydefence.org for more information and to leave a message of support for WAC. You can also read the messages already left there. There is also a petition on Change.org. And there are  articles about it on Time Out London  and South London Press.

Before the closing date WAC made two formal submissions - an initial one HERE and a final one HERE. Both are detailed and relate to good practice for maximising  Council / community organizations relations , a topic crucial in Lambeth as in other areas at this difficult time. 

If you have further ideas on how to help WAC please contact us on wac.office1971@gmail.com

Thank you 


Bookings at WAC
WAC is hoping to be re-open for more of our long term users in the coming months, where this is possible in the context of social distancing and whatever other Government Guidance is applicable at that time.

For other groups interested in booking we hope to be able to consider this from February - contact wac.buildings@gmail.com

Limited Opening
Waterloo Action Centre is closed for most group activities following Government guidance.

However we are aiming to ensure that you can get through by phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  10am – 3pm  020 7261 1404. Or at any time you can email wac.office1971@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Also Val, WAC's part time welfare benefits worker,  can still be contacted on the above number on Monday or Fridays. Or an e-mail can be left for her on advicewac1@gmail.com. This project helps people with disabilities or people over 65 who are Lambeth or Southwark-SE1 residents.

There are sessions for older Lambeth residents and people with disabilities to get help with computers/ tablets/ smartphones. Including sessions on how to use Zoom because many activities are available on Zoom. Sometimes  help in using IT devices from home can also be delivered to Lambeth residents isotating at home. This computer support is being financed on a short term basis by The Walcot Foundation. Email chrisdwac@gmail.com for more details.

And WAC is helping people who attended the day time groups which include a lot of older people to meet and chat on line in Zoom sessions. If you would like to be involved please let wac.office1971@gmail.com know.  We can help you learn how to do it but you would need to have access to a computer, tablet or smart phone.

Some of the tutors who usually run classes at WAC are now holding sessions on line. See below for some of theses. 

Finally WAC are now sending out regular information helping our users isolate at home to stay connected, including other sources of information. Email wac.office1971@gmail.com to add you to the email list for these or see the Newsletter Updates page.



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New & Forthcoming Activities

Jean Leclerc's dance classes
See Jean's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parisrockclub for more details. Or here for dates of his Skype and Zoom classes.

Laura's Tai Chi & Qigong

Laura is still running her Moving Qi-gong classes  on Zoom on Monday 10am-10.30am. More info on her website www.movingqi.co.uk  These can be joined free but if people can afford it a donation is welcome.

London Drawing are running life drawing online- but also pay as you can creative
sessions- so free if people are on low incomes or struggling.

- they have mindful still life which is every Monday 12.30-1.30pm and 6-7pm
- creative drawing workshops every Tuesday 12.30-1.30pm
- and again creative drawing workshops on Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm and 6-7pm

all info and links to everything at http://londondrawing.com/online-creative-sessions/

Foodbank and Recycling of clothes, books etc

WAC cannot at present take donations for the Foodbank.  There is a collection for the foodbank at St John’s Church, Waterloo Rd , on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 5pm. Donated food has to be non perishable. The Church doors will be open with someone inside to receive the donations .

Recycling of goods  - WAC cannot take more clothes at present but would welcome books, jigsaws, table games. These can only be received on Mondays and Weds 10-3. when Asher is volunteering there is a stall outside WAC .

Notes for WAC users


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