BHCA IS A SELF-SUPPORTING,
INDEPENDENT INSTITUTION
AND A REGISTERED CHARITY.

This allows us to provide the kind of courses our members want,
rather than those that central or local government requires.
However, this independence means that the Association must meet all its own administrative costs.

Formed in December 1946,  since 1950 the Association has been based at Bedford House, providing a wide range of classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines, and acting as a centre for community activities.  As well as Buckhurst Hill,  Essex , our students also come from surrounding areas including Woodford, Loughton, Redbridge, Chigwell, Ilford, Chingford and Waltham Forest.