With winter fast approaching and the costs of heating your home continuing to rise, community venues across Woking are opening their doors, inviting local residents to spend their day and save on household energy bills.
Known as ‘warm hubs’, these local spaces are safe, accessible, warm and welcoming. Whether you need a quiet space to work remotely, want to connect and enjoy the company of others, entertain the kids or have lunch in the café, there is something for everyone.
Woking Borough Council’s four centre’s for the community located in Sheerwater, Knaphill, Byfleet and Westfield are open weekdays (excluding bank holidays), 9am until 3pm, offering low-cost teas and coffee, free Wi-Fi, a range of wellbeing activities and designated workspace for you to use and enjoy. Facilities may vary per venue.
The full list of warm hubs located in the borough are:
- Andy’s Community Café, St Andrews Church, Goldsworth Park, Woking, GU21 3LG
- Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking, GU21 6YG
- Eastwood Leisure Centre, Albert Drive, Sheerwater, Woking, GU21 5RF
- Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2SX
- Mascot, 43 Dartmouth Avenue, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5PE
- Moorcroft centre for the community, Old School Place, Westfield, Woking, GU22 9LY
- Parkview centre for the community, Off Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking, GU21 5NZ
- Renew 88, Knaphill Baptist Church, 88 High Street, GU21 2PZ
- Salvation Army, Sythwood, Woking, GU21 3BE
- St Mary of Bethany Church, Mount Hermon, Woking, GU22 7UH
- St Mary's centre for the community, Stream Close, Byfleet, KT14 7LZ
- St Michaels Church, Dartmouth Avenue, Woking, GU21 5PJ
- St Paul's Church, Oriental Road (opposite the Lion Retail park), Woking, GU22 7BD
- St Saviour's Church, Connaught Road, Brookwood, Woking, GU24 0AS
- The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA
- The Lighthouse, 8-10 High Street, Woking, GU21 6BG
- The Vyne centre for the community, Broadway, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2SP
- Woking Library, Gloucester Walk, Woking, GU21 6EP.
Cllr Ellen Nicholson, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Living Well, said: ‘The months ahead will be difficult for many of us as we navigate this cost of living crisis. We are committed to supporting Woking residents in any which way we can to ease the pressure to those effected most.
“In addition to our four centres for the community, I’m proud that Woking has the highest number of warm hubs in Surrey thanks to the support of those venues. I warmly welcome anyone who would benefit to pop in and take advantage of these warm hubs.
“It is also a great chance to connect with others in your communities in these difficult times whilst getting advice and support on your financial situation too.”