DEMOLITION work has begun on the old British Legion Building in Shinfield, making way for a new community centre.

The destruction of the old building, next to Hyde End Road, Shinfield, could be clearly spotted on Monday, August 10.

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This is in order to make way for a new community centre at the site, which is part of the Wokingham Borough Council's (WBC) latest development plans for Shinfield, including new homes, a supermarket and other shops, two new local primary schools, and a neighbourhood centre in Spencers Wood.

The WBC made the announcement that progress would begin in mid-July, saying demolition of the old building would take place in August.

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Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure said: "It is wonderful to be working so closely with Shinfield Parish Council to bring the local community together.

"The centre has been designed to be able to host a wide variety of activities and events so there will be something for everyone, the hub of the community."

The centre is expected to open in late 2021.