Trisha Bennett (our Community Development Coordinator) was featured on BBC Radio Berkshire this morning. You can hear Trisha talking with Andrew Peach on his Breakfast show here: We are incredibly proud of how well everyone in the Whitley community has pulled together to get through these difficult times. There are so many community heroes we…

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The expression ‘unprecedented times’ is being bandied around a lot and rightfully so. We prefer to think of this as the ‘unpleasantness’ and look forward to it passing. We are in the thick of a global crisis and at Whitley CDA we are doing what we can to help the elderly and vulnerable in our…

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We are really excited that our next Way Back When will be a little bit special. We recently met with Graham Turner and Joe Doak of History And Events Of Coley Reading Group. It was a fascinating conversation where we shared stories and discussed the overlapping histories of our respective areas. We learnt that Graham…

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Reading’s John Madejski Academy has been praised by Ofsted in a recently published inspection report. Following a visit in January, Ofsted’s inspectors noted that “the academy is improving” and identified many areas of progress at the secondary school. This positive sentiment was shared by a number of pupils and parents interviewed by the inspectors. The…

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The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is a UK wide alliance of charities, voluntary and campaigning organisations, all working together to ensure that the voices of civil society are heard in the Brexit process. They have prepared a guide is to help organisations plan for a no-deal Brexit. It is designed as a starting document, with…

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Whitley Community Development Association will be running a two-day Skills for Working With Communities Course. The course will be in Whitley organised by Whitley people and run by one of the countries leading Community Development practitioners (and a Whitley resident). Everyone is invited and the course is free. Are you currently working with communities or…

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Shift Youth + Community are interested to hear what you have to say about Whitley and the local community because your story matters and can be used to inspire others. They are looking for more people to take part in sharing their inspiring stories about themselves and life in Whitley for our People of Whitley…

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This summer, Reading Voluntary Action has put together a full schedule of free events just for you! From football to drama, music to bikes – we have it all. If you fancy trying something new, or if you want to explore your favourite hobby further, then sign up today! What are you waiting for?! All…

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Gain a qualification to work with children i.e. a childminder, teaching assistant or working in a nursery. Creche available. New term starts September 2019. Who to contact Telephone: 0118 9373894E-mail: [email protected] Notes: Spaces limited book early – a free creche is available. Where to go Whitley Childrens Centre252 Northumberland AvenueReadingRG2 7QA Time / Date Details When…

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