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  • Berkshire Youth AGM

    We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 July.

    1 July 2022

  • New Tilehurst Youth Club

    We’re really excited to share that we’re starting a new youth club at The Jubilee Annexe at The Calcot Centre from Thursday 15 September, in partnership with Tilehurst Parish Council.

    30 June 2022

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in a Charity

    As a trustee you must make decisions based only on what’s best for your charity.

    30 June 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    The Tilehurst Art Club run by Berkshire Youth on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council has now started in the newly refurbished Jubilee Annexe in Calcot, Reading.

    30 June 2022

  • News from Waterside Centre

    It’s been another busy month at Waterside Centre, and it’s incredible to think that it’s less than a year since the centre reopened its doors.

    30 June 2022

  • News from The Wayz

    There are always lots of exciting things happening at The Wayz, from leadership sessions to their upcoming summer camps, youth volunteering programme and Community Fun Day on Saturday 16 July.

    30 June 2022

  • DofE Volunteering Hours Make Huge Positive Impact

    We’re thrilled that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Berkshire Youth dedicated 741 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £3423.42.

    30 June 2022

  • Climbing Snowdon to Support Local Youth

    We caught up with Jasmine Barrett to learn more about the epic challenge she undertook to raise much-needed funds for us.

    30 June 2022

  • The Berkeley Foundation Partners with Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with Berkshire Youth.

    30 June 2022

  • Welcome to Abbas

    We recently caught up with out newest youth worker, Abbas, to learn more about his role supporting young people in the Slough area.

    30 June 2022

Waterside Update – including Colline’s Kitchen

29 November 2021

Colline will be opening her café at Waterside Centre soon. We caught up with her to learn more about her plans.

Tell us a little bit about your background
I started Colline’s Kitchen in February 2019 after realising that I enjoy baking. My previous experience is in finance. I worked as an accountant for ten years and I have been running the business full time since June 2019.

You have won some awards! Please can you tell us more?
I won the Muddy Stilettos Best New Business award in 2019 and The Newbury Town Council Business Civic Award in 2021. This is for the work we did supporting families who were struggling during lockdown.

You are opening your café early next year (we can’t wait!) What will your hours be?
Tuesday – Saturday, 8.30am – 4.30pm. Please keep checking the Waterside Centre social media for more information!

What food will you be selling?
Toasties, loads of cakes and healthy salads… Prices will start from £2.50. We will make it affordable for all and make sure we cater for all special dietary requirements.

Do you have any events planned?
In the new year, we plan to run supper clubs that represent food from around the world and bring things like salsa events to Newbury.

Why are you excited to open up and why is Waterside Centre a good space?
I am excited to show Newbury this beautiful space and the different ways that it can be used. The view by the canal is like nowhere else in Newbury and we are looking forward to bring something different to the town.

You may have been one of the many visitors to Colline’s free Christmas cupcake and cookie decorating at Waterside Centre as part of the Newbury Christmas Lights Switch-On Festival.

There’s loads happening at Waterside Centre. Check out their page for their Christmas activities and more.

If you can help them by donating good quality Christmas decorations, please contact them:

T: 01635 018500

Thank you!

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