PLANS for a new £1.8 million state-of-the-art facility in Wokingham has been given the go-ahead.

The two storey building will be known as Dinton Activity Centre and will feature an activity hall, coffee shop and viewing gallery in Hurst.

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Once plans are given the green light, works will begin in Spring 2020 with the new centre due to open in the summer.

The current Dinton Activity Centre will continue to operate as normal while the new centre is constructed.

Wokingham Borough Council is inviting residents to its drop-in session where they can view the architectural drawings and discuss the designs with project officers.

Councillor Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure, said: “We know that Dinton Pastures Country Park is well loved by our residents across the borough, welcoming over 20,500 visitors just this year.

"That is why I believe it is so important that we continue to invest in its upkeep, which includes providing a fit for purpose activity centre that can provide enjoyment for our residents and future generations to come."

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The event takes place on November 15 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Feedback from residents will be important in shaping the final design of the new centre