Waterside Centre

We are delighted to be opening the doors of our newly-refurbished youth and community centre soon.

Berkshire Youth are running a Free Summer Holiday Club Programme this August for young people aged 11+. There is no need to book, but we recommend that you email usfor more information.

If you’re Thatcham way, we are running a Free Community Summer Programme for young people aged 11 to 18 with Thatcham Town Council, RMD Adventure Learning and Thatcham Youth. Please email us for further details (again, no need to book places!)

Please note that these programmes also support young people who receive free school meals, so if you’d like to make a referral for a child on FSM please get in touch with us. 

As there are so many exciting things happening at Waterside Centre, there are new social media pages. Give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all of the latest news from the centre.

You can also visit our YouTube channel to hear from Kelly, Youth and Community Manager, about the plans for the Waterside Centre and how brilliant this will be for local young people and the wider community. Kelly would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer at the centre or with Berkshire Youth in other areas – she will find something for everyone. Challenge Kelly to find your new rewarding role by emailing her today!

Read more here about our Waterside Centre fundraising boost from the Community Infrastructure Levy here.

Find out ways you can support the Waterside Centre project here

Call to Action!

Are you a local company, group, tradesperson or individual who can help? There are plenty of ways to get involved and we shall ensure that you are always given the credit that you deserve!

We have created a ‘wish list’ of jobs and items we still need to complete this project, along with estimated costs. Please contact us if you are able to help with or sponsor any of these items:

Water Sport Equipment

Kayaks – £8,490

Paddles – £2,200

Spray Decks – £500

Buoyancy Aids – £2,200

Standup Paddle Boards – £2,520

Open Canoes – £3,200

Throw Lines – £200

Dry Bags – £1,100

Cag – £880

Waterproof Trousers – £1,232

First Aid – £120

Cafe SeatingHigh Back Seat –  £5,220


Stools – £2,544

Tables – £1,520

Cafe Tables – £1,620

Chairs – £2,160

Theatre Area

Stacking Chairs – £2,400

Folding Tables – £900

Lighting Rigs – £1,620

Projector Screen – £1,520

Projector – £6,300

Dance Studio

Folding Benches – £560

Music System – £1,300

Portable Mirrors – £993

Viewing Gallery

4-Seater Chair Set – £2,100