A COMMUNITY hub which will provide a new space for families has been given the green light by councillors.

Wokingham Borough Council and Shinfield Parish Council has worked on a project where Shinfield will get a brand new community centre.

Planning has been granted to build a new centre on the green and will included the existing redeveloped parish hall, alongside the creation of a new building on the site of the old Royal British Legion building.

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Andrew Grimes, leader of Shinfield Parish Council, said: "This is fantastic news. We can now get on with building this facility which will be a huge benefit to our community. I look forward to the opening in 2021."

Earlier in the year, the parish council ran a design competition for what the new community centre should look like.

AOC Architects won the competition and are currently working closely to meet residents demands for the new site.

The new community centre will provide a large space for activities and events, as well as a new cafe, meeting rooms, library facilities, a children's space and enclosed garden area.

Mark Redfearn, head of localities, said: "It is wonderful to be working so closely with Shinfield Parish Council to deliver this essential infrastructure for the new communities that we are creating.

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"I am certain this iconic new community centre will be used for a wide variety of activities and events by local residents for a long time to come."