The future of Manor Park community centre was on everyone's mind at a drop in community event.

The event at the centre was organised on Saturday by Slough Borough Council, following a public consultation in March.

Cllr Fiza Matloob, ward councillor for Baylis and Stoke, said: “We engaged with many members of the local community over the weekend, filling them in on the plans for the future of the Manor Park site following the valuable feedback we received from more than 600 people in March.

“Local residents can expect to see a new green gym installed in the park, enhancements made to the park and area in general, as well as the installation of new cricket nets. The community centre will soon offer adult education taster sessions and free/affordable exercise classes. We have also received a commitment from Thames Valley Police to support our work in the area.”

Community groups Paving the Way and the Ujala Foundation organised a Winter Festival for local residents which took place in the main hall at Manor Park on the same day.

The Winter Festival family fun day hosted stalls selling food, gifts, sweets, clothes and jewellery and offered free cake and face painting for children, as well as a range of fun activities.

Sabeena Akram, chairman of Paving the Way, added: “More than 300 people attended the event.

“We are proud to see so many local services focus their time, effort and resources to Manor Park. This collaborative approach brings together organisations from the voluntary sector such as Paving the Way and the Ujala Foundation, to work directly with public sector organisations like Slough Borough Council, health providers and Thames Valley Police and make a real difference to this area."

The day was also attended by members the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, seeking volunteers.