Community winter hubs

Households in Bracknell Forest and across the UK are seeing increasing financial pressures with the general cost-of-living increasing. Many households may be making difficult decisions to cut back on their spending this winter. With energy prices rising, residents may be concerned about the costs of heating their home.

We have identified accessible community spaces to act as community winter hubs. These locations offer a welcoming and safe space for residents to visit. This aims to help with some of the immediate household financial pressures, as well as helping residents stay healthy and active over the winter months.

At our community winter hubs you can expect:

  • a friendly welcome
  • a warm, safe space
  • to be treated with kindness and respect
  • confidentiality
  • books, games and computer access

You are welcome to bring along your own books, games or activities, though please be mindful of other visitors and the usual use of the site.

Community winter hub locations

Binfield Library

See our Binfield Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Birch Hill Library

See our Birch Hill Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Bracknell Library

See our Bracknell Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Crowthorne Library

See our Crowthorne Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Sandhurst Library

See our Sandhurst Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Whitegrove Library

See our Whitegrove Library page for location, opening times and contact details. 

Time Square

See our Time Square page for location and opening times. 

To contact us about the Time Square community winter hub, you can:

Connecting communities

We are working closely with partners in our voluntary, community and faith sectors to connect more spaces and activities with residents.

Everything listed below is free (unless stated otherwise), and anyone is welcome to attend.

This is being constantly updated so please check back for new additions.

All Saints Church hot lunch

Enjoy a hot lunch with the friendly team at All Saints Church

When: Tuesday 6 December - 12:15pm to 2pm

Where: King Edwards Hall, King Edwards Road, Ascot, SL5 8PD

Cost: free

Crowthorne Methodist Church coffee morning

Join Crowthorne Methodist Church for a friendly coffee morning. 

When: Tuesdays 10:45am to 11:45am

Where: 10 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6LT

Cost: donations



Closed on Tuesday 27 December 2022. 

Great Hollands Community Centre coffee afternoon

Pop into Great Hollands Community centre for hot drinks and cake, games and quizzes.

When: Fridays - 2pm to 4pm

Where: The New Great Hollands Community Centre

Cost: free


Closed on Friday 23 and 30 December 2022. 

Priestwood Community Centre weekly brew

Pop into the New Priestwood Community centre for hot drinks and biscuits, cards and games or just come in for a chat. Everyone welcome.

When: Wednesdays - 12:30pm to 3pm

Where: The New Priestwood Community Centre

Cost: free


Open every Wednesday throughout the festive period.

Revive Community Cafe

The Revive Community Cafe is run by volunteers and provides space to meet new people or come along with friends.

Use our free wifi or bring a board game or crafting activity and get creative!

When: Tuesdays - 12:45pm to 3pm

Where: K2 Building, The Kerith Centre, Church Road, Bracknell RG12 1EH

Cost: free tea, coffee and cold drinks - lunch available at low prices but no obligation to buy

Vineyard Centre coffee morning

Join the Vineyard for a friendly coffee morning. 

When: Thursdays - 10am to 11:30am

Where: Vineyard Church Centre, 25 Wellington Business Park, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, RG45 6LS

Cost: free

The Ark - Warm Welcome Wednesdays

Join The Ark for soup, hot drinks, jigsaws, board games, quizzes and support to get online.

When: Wednesdays - 10am to 4pm

Where: Trax, Mill Ride (off Fernbank Road), Ascot, SL5 8LX

Cost: free


Closed on Wednesday 28 December 2022. 

5 ways to winter wellness

As the temperature falls and we settle into winter, it’s crucial we look after our health. From regular exercise to booking your flu jab, there’s simple steps you can take to keep yourself and those you care about as healthy as possible throughout the winter.

The public health team have launched the 5 ways to winter wellness campaign, providing advice on how to stay well during winter and providing a variety of activities across the season that support residents to stay well this winter.

Activities include:

  • Tai Chi
  • nutrition workshops
  • wellness checks

All sessions are free to attend and will be led by qualified instructors. The activities will be in multiple locations across the borough, including community winter hub locations.

To find your nearest activities, visit our Public Health Portal.

Contact information

Customer Services

If you need to contact the council you can: