The Wandsworth Council for Community Relatons's (CCR) Community Relations Centre opened in July 1969, with trade union leader Frank Cousins as chair. It as the first CCR community centre in Britain, funded by Wandsworth Council, and refurbished by volunteer labour. The centre was used for discussions on employment, education, and housing, and it housed social evenings on Saturdays. In 1971 the National Council for Civil Liberties joined the office, providing a lawyer for visitors to deal with complaints against police or the council. In the same period, a regular youth club was established at the centre, with 40 members.