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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Has the Coronavirus highlighted the inequality in our system?

We have seen the working class put on the front line with the lowest pay, the least protections and the biggest risks. So we feel it’s important that we say how proud we are of the Whitley Community and how honoured we are to be a part of it. The purpose of this article is…

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Whitley CDA on BBC Radio Berkshire

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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Whitley Social Club & Cafe is CLOSED

As you all probably know by now the Whitley Social Club & Cafe are CLOSED until further notice. We, Whitley Community Development Association, have been given permission to access the building to allow our Surplus Food Project to continue. We will be delivering parcels to avoid people having to come to the cafe. HOWEVER we…

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Alana House – Women’s Community Project in Reading

Alana House

Alana House is one of PACT’s successful community projects alongside the BB4K and Recovery Toolkit programmes. Alana House has a main base in Reading but also covers West Berkshire, Bracknell, Wokingham, Maidenhead and Windsor. For more information about services and support outside of Reading see our Building Family Bridges page. Alana House aims to: Address the individual barriers to employment, education…

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WCDA’s Surplus Food Project

Surplus Food Project

The following companies are donating food to us, which is short dated or slightly ‘out of date’. The food is perfectly fine to consume. Food is available on: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm* Whitley Community Cafe 252 Northumberland Avenue Reading RG2 7QA We do not ask for any payment. However, we…

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UNIVERSAL VOICES

Universal Voices is a free community choir for boys and girls aged seven to thirteen, open to all children in the Reading area. They offer musicianship training as part of this choir to help children develop their musical ear and music reading skills. Universal Voices sings a wide range of music in different styles and…

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John Madejski Academy Receives Praise from Ofsted

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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