Thatcham Vision does not set up or run projects itself. Our role is to facilitate and encourage local bodies to take projects forward. It may be a one-off event or a longer term project, many of which remain popular and active. We have worked on 108 actions/projects and have an 80% success rate.
We are proud to have been involved with the following success stories........
Thatcham Sports Network
Which is run for clubs offering sport to our community. It helps to co-ordinate sports activities, helps to put a focus on what grants are needed and helps to access resources.
Thatcham Film Nights
Thatcham Vision Youth Club for 8-12s
Successfully running since April 2010 and meets fortnightly on a Friday at the Pavilion in The Moors playing field. The Vision Youth Club is now run by Thatcham Youth who are also responsible for the roller disco at Kennet Leisure Centre and Playdays in the Park.
Thatcham Vision was involved in negotiating the provision of additional cycle racks around the town. Discussions also took place with parties such as the 'Thatcham Greening' group, to look at sustainable travel under the umbrella of West Berkshire Council’s Local Transport Plan 3.
A heritage publication offering an insight to the history of Thatcham was produced and is still in popular demand. The final copies of this informative guide will be donated to local schools.
Thatcham Vision facilitated an offer of classroom facilities, including interactive whiteboard, laptops and IT maintenance, for an Adult Learning Centre in the town. 'The Hub' was subsequently opened and a Lifelong Learning Forum is now operating to promote learning in Thatcham.
Thatcham Volunteer Fair
Thatcham Vision worked with West Berkshire Volunteer Centre to hold our first and very successful Volunteer Recruitment Fair in March 2012. This was held to promote volunteering in our community, as well as to help local charities and organisations and is now an annual event.