A COMMUNITY hub in Whitley has become an essential part of the neighbourhood within its first year. South Reading Community Hub first opened its doors in June 2018 and is already a popular meeting place for a variety of different groups and provides a range of services for local people. Reading Borough Council is investing…

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Volunteers‘ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Whitley Community Development Association and Whitley Social Club & Cafe would like thank all our dedicated volunteers for their…

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Last week we’ve had a visit from Matt Leach, CEO of Local Trust. Matt oversees the operations of Local Trust, leading the staff team and working closely with the board on strategy and governance. Matt came to visit Whitley Community Development Association – meet the trustees, staff, volunteers, local residents and the many partners –…

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Starting Wednesday, 5 June 2019 – we invite you to Conversation Cafe Every Wednesday 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm at Whitley Community Cafe Sessions are FREE ! Join this friendly group, build confidence in speaking, share a cuppa. Children are welcome if supervised by adult Working in partnership with these organisations:

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From 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm on Tuesday 18th June Come along for information about courses and gaining qualifications, support getting into work or advice on career change. We offer: vocational qualifications; working in schools or nurseries; leadership & management, IT and office skills employability skills and support, budgeting and bookkeeping work placement and apprenticeship…

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WHAT? Three days of walks Guided nature walks Totally free to participate DAY 1: 20 min walk with us DAY 2 & DAY 3: 20 min walk on your own Complete some questionnaires before and after walks WHO? We are looking for adults living locally to take part in our research WHY? Walking can have…

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Are you interested in getting a new qualification but need childcare for an under 5? New Directions South Reading offer Adult Learning Courses for September 2019 and can provide a FREE creche for under 5’s – on site, Ofsted registered creche with qualified staff to care for your children whilst you learn. Through Reading Children’s…

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The Annual Daydream Harvest has been quietly working with Aspire2, Whitley Community Development Association, Schools and others in the community to grow a rather beautiful and unique event on the streets of Whitley South Reading. Nick Garnett extends thanks to Emma Bowen for putting up with me, Arts Council England for their funding, JMA and…

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Reading Children’s Festival is back this year form Saturday, 11th May to Sunday, 2nd June and is celebrating its 30th anniversary! It’s a packed 3-week festival with a range of different activities throughout Reading and many of them are free! “Our 2019 Children’s Festival brochure is now live! We’re so excited for you to see…

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