Whitley CDA supports Marcus Rashford’s drive to end child poverty.

Whitley CDA is disappointed that the Government chose not to extend free school meal vouchers for this half term. We work on the front line and have very close ties with our local community and we can see how hard people have been affected by the pandemic and know how welcome the measure would have…

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Whitley Growallot at Meavy Gardens – Allotment growing

Do you fancy get your fingers green? Whitley Growallot will be adding Tutor lead sessions on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in addition to their normal Sunday sessions. This will be an exciting way to become familiar with all things allotment and growing. The Tuesday sessions will be adult only and will run from 8/9/20 to 24/11/20The…

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Our Surplus Food project deliveries in numbers

As we’ve come to the end of our food parcel deliveries – we’ve been reflecting on the past 4 months of WCDA. Since 17th of March 2020, we’ve committed fully to delivering food parcels to Whitley residents most in need. Whitley CDA staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly 5 days a week making up…

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Whitley CDA discuss food poverty in Whitley on BBC South Today

BBC South Today visited Whitley Community Development Association’s project. We discussed our food project and how we are supporting many families and people who have fallen through the cracks of available support during the coronavirus pandemic. We were able to emphasise the importance of a coordinated community-based approach and how local knowledge and a local…

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Vulnerable people are being coerced by drug dealers/users

BBC South Today recently had a news item regarding how vulnerable people are coerced by drug dealers and users into using their homes drug taking and dealing. Trisha Bennett our Community Development Coordinator spoke to BBC South Today on how important a coordinated community approach is critical to tackling the issue. Our work with local…

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Tims Marathon on the Park

Whitley CDA would like to offer their congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Head of Boys’ Games at Leighton Park School, Tim. Tim completed 30 laps of their 65-acre park last Friday evening and in the process raised £1,200 for our food delivery project in Reading. Every day we are doing our best to ensure food…

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