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Moorside Community Centre to get fresh lease of life

Thatcham Youth in partnership with Wickes & Vodafone are giving Moorside Community Centre on Urquhart Road on the Kennet Heath Estate, Thatcham a fresh lease of life; with Wickes donating paint & equipment and Vodafone providing Volunteers for the project. It will be the first refresh the centre has had in quite some time.

The community centre is used by the Reintegration Unit, Thatcham Pre-school and hired out for private use by Thatcham Youth, who also run Vision Youth Club on Friday evenings for 8-12 year olds. 

Whats On - Vision Youth Club July - September 2016

So Vision Youth Club has a new programme of activities for the coming months and we've had some great things going on already with loads more coming up!

We have sand art, badge making, clay moddeling, scratch art & more! We are also teaming up with Heartstart Thatcham to deliver CPR & recovery position training to our young people, as well as Berkshire Youth to deliver a Fit 4 Youth course around healthy living. 

We hope to see lots of you at the club over the next couple of months, new & old! 

Family Fun Day success for Thatcham Youth

Today (Sunday June 26th) Thatcham Youth took part in the Family Fun Day organised by Thatcham Town Council. The event, at Henwick Sports Ground; was officially opened by the towns mayor at 11am and throughout the day there were various activities including a classic car show & a nerf gun areana. There were lots of stalls being run on the day including those by the wheelchair basketball team, thames valley police & Thatcham Vision.

Whats On - Thatcham Youth June 2016

We have several exciting things running during June for the young people of Thatcham.

First we have our weekly Vision Youth Club for 8-12 Year Olds which runs every friday from 6pm-8pm at Moorside Community Centre, Urquhart Road with entry just £1 per young person. There is lots on offer this month for those that attend and you can find details on our Facebook page. 

Vision Youth Club's Tower Project night

On May 27th our Vision Youth Club for 8-12 year olds joined the corn exchange for their tower project. Our young people spent the evening putting together boxes that would be used to build the tower in the market place.  We joined acclaimed French artist Olivier Grossetête and his team to put together parts of a giant cardboard replica of Donnington Castle in Newbury's town centre on Sunday 29 May.

Vision Youth Club joining the Tower Project

This Friday (May 27th) Vision Youth Club is going to be joining the Corn Exchange at their 101 Creation Space to take part in the tower project. We will be helping do some preperation work to put parts of the tower together so that us and others from the community can join acclaimed French artist Olivier Grossetête and his team to create a giant cardboard replica of Donnington Castle in Newbury's town centre on Sunday 29 May.

Thatcham Roller Disco back May 14th

Thatcham Roller Disco is back on May 14th 2016 at Kennet Leisure Centre.

There are two sessions:

5pm - 6.15pm = Family Session

6.30pm - 8pm = Open to All

Admission costs £4.50 per skater which includes skate hire, or you can bring your own.

Skates are available from child size 9 up to large adult sizes.

Spectators may enter for free.

Entrance is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reservations will only be taken for groups of 10 +

We hope to see you at the Roller Disco soon!

Moorside Community Centre avaliable for hire

Thatcham Youth works in partnership with West Berkshire Council to facilitate use of Moorside Community Centre by the local community.  The centre is available to hire for a variety of functions:

  • Small Hall (10m x 10m) ~ £13.50 per hour
  • Sports Hall (17m x 10m) ~ £18.50 per hour 
  • Kitchen is avaliable with hire's for extra charge

And a great thing about hiring Moorside is that the revenue that Thatcham Youth recieve goes directly into providing youth provision in Thatcham. So by hiring out Moorside you are helping to fund our youth provision.

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