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Creating communities: lessons from Woodhurst Park

12th September 2019

At Woodhurst Park we are working in partnership with local people, Bracknell Forest Council and Warfield Parish Council to create a welcoming, active community where neighbours get to know each other and take part in local life.

The first thing we did here was create 65 acres of beautiful parkland and natural habitats, all stitched together by a network of walking routes and cycle paths. This open landscape came alongside a new primary school, children's play space and community gardens.

We then worked with local people to create the Woodhurst Park Community Plan, which brings these shared amenities to life as venues for social events, games and clubs.

Launch of Warfield Primary | Features | Berkeley GroupLaunch of Warfield Primary

We teamed up with the Wildlife Trust to host family days in the park where children enjoy intrepid 'bug hunts' and where everyone can mix, meet and enjoy the landscape. Local people now lead the Community Plan for themselves, holding Easter egg hunts, Christmas carols and drinks in the pub.

This all makes Woodhurst Park a friendly, sociable place, where people look out for each other and take pride in their community.

"After 72 hours living here we already knew more people than we did living 15 years in our last house."

Jo, from Woodhurst Park.

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