A new hub has been opened in Woodley this month to offer greater support and facilities that serve the local community.

This dedicated and flexible space developed by the community engagement team is located at Emmanuel Church on Southlake Crescent.

This project has been formed in conjunction with Emmanuel Church, Share Wokingham, Woodley Lunch Bunch and Woodley Foodbank.

The hub will include opportunities for local children to take part in activities and offer a service to select food and essentials from a range of products that may be needed.

The new hub was opened by Wokingham Borough Mayor Councillor Keith Baker and attended by Councillor Bill Soane, executive member for neighbourhoods and communities, who said: “The community engagement team provide vital support in Woodley, and I was delighted to be invited along to celebrate the success of the new partnership with local charities, as well as to see the new hub.

“Our community engagement officers have been delivering a fantastic service to residents of Woodley, and the new hub offers them the ability to go even further to offer people what they need, when and where they need it.

“This not only includes groups such as the Monday afternoon sessions, but also is a neutral, private space for people to come and discuss any issues they may have.”

The community engagement team works to sustain and empower people and communities, creating community cohesion and offering support and signposting to those who need it.