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A new home for Finchampstead community house in Gorse Ride

A new home for Finchampstead community house in Gorse Ride

06 December 2021
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Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to announce that its new community house is opening in Finchampstead in the coming weeks, following the closure of its 17 Billing Avenue property on Friday 5 November.


The Billing Avenue house has been at the heart of the community for the last 14 years; providing a venue for events, activities, and a friendly ear for residents within the area. 

Members of the community recall events such as the afterschool club, healthy eating courses, barbeques in the garden, Christmas wreath making, Monday morning bacon rolls, and much more.

Supporting the community


It has now closed as part of the Gorse Ride regeneration programme, with the new community house opening at 20 Gorse Ride South before Christmas. 

The council’s community engagement team look forward to welcoming the community into its new home on Gorse Ride, as it continues to support them to lead self-sustaining lifestyles.

A hub for local people


Cllr Bill Soane, executive member for neighbourhood and communities, said: “The Billing Avenue community house has been a hub for so many projects over the past 14 years, and I’m immensely proud of the work that’s been done to support residents who face additional challenges in their lives. 

"But it also would not have been possible without the commitment and support of the people it has been there to serve. I’m pleased that we’ve been able to find a new home for the community house in Gorse Ride as part of this area’s regeneration, and I’m sure that residents will continue to use it for many years to come.”

Get in touch


The community engagement team will remain in the local area whilst they prepare for the new facility to open. Residents can reach them on: community.engagement.localities@wokingham.gov.uk

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