We want to express how grateful we are to those who attended the open day at the weekend. The fantastic ideas which were contributed are going towards a greater plan for improvement and sustainability for South Square.
For more info on how to continue your involvement please see below.


We had a fantastic opening on Friday 05 May, of our exhibition inspired by Cliffe Castle Museum. Thank you to all those who came, and enjoyed a few cocktails and some fantastic nibbles by our new cafe 'Plenty at the Square' Opening soon...


We'd like to say a big welcome to a host of new tenants to South Square Centre who have moved in in the last few months. These include a new bar, and our new cafe 'Plenty at the Square' details of openings coming soon...


South Square Centre are pleased to announce that as of 1st April 2017 Thornton Library on Market Street is now community run. South Square Centre have acted as the accountable organisation for the Library and there is a new library committee running the space. The group includes Dave Chapman, Jacky Payne, Manny McKenzie, Clive Richardson, Gordon Payne, Cllr Sue Duffy and Cllr Richard Dunbar. The library is still in need of volunteers so please do get in touch if you are interested in being involved:

Also you can keep update with Thornton Community Libraries activities by following their Facebook page.


South Square has always been run by a dedicated team of volunteers supported by a minimal team of part time staff and the good will and enthusiasm of its tenants and users. In order to achieve our greater ambitions we need to step up this support which, in these crucial early stages, means there are plenty of ways in which you can help. Support us and get involved by…

• becoming a tenant
• becoming a volunteer
• becoming a member
• helping to spread the word about our events and activities
• organising a fund/awareness raising event
• supporting the cafe, shop and other businesses in the Centre
• contributing to our crowd funder which will provide much needed resources to buy in expertise and professional services, as well as go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the building
• becoming a steering group member: we need people with expertise in legal and building asset management to assist the administration in a Community Asset Transfer.
• booking the facilities at South Square. Do you have a session you'd like to run at South Square; yoga, craft, book groups etc.

If you are interested in any of the above please either get in touch by email, phone, drop by or leave your details on this Expression of Interest Form. With your support we can make the most of the difficult times we all face and become a valuable community resource for Thornton, Bradford and beyond. We hope you’ll be part of that journey.

Opening Hours | Tuesday - Sunday | 12 - 3pm | And by appointment

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