Fun, food and friendship for older people in West Berkshire and North Hampshire



We’re open for hairdressing and footcare services at the Fair Close Centre and serving tea and coffee outdoors from 10am – 12 noon. Call 01635 40488 to book!

We are excited about re-opening our Covid-safe community restaurant from 17 May and re-starting the activity programme as well as the minibus service to collect people from their homes. Do give us a ring for more details and to book in for lunch.

Of course, we continue to deliver hot, nutritious and freshly cooked meals on wheels to older and vulnerable people in their homes across West Berkshire and North Hampshire seven days a week and to provide welfare services for our members. 


The Fair Close community restaurant will re-open on 17 May in line with government guidelines for six days a week from Sunday to Friday. Advance booking will be essential – call 01635 40488 to book.


Our lively programme of events and activities will resume at the Centre from 17 May subject to government guidance – we’re looking forward to seeing you!


The Fair Close minibus will be collecting people from their homes in the morning and taking them home in the afternoon from 17 May subject to government guidelines.


Why not have freshly cooked hot meals delivered to your home daily or a few times a week? Our Meals on Wheels service is available to older people across West Berkshire and North Hampshire seven days a week.

Get involved with us


The Fair Close Centre receives no public funding. We are dependent on our own efforts to fundraise. Please donate to help us enrich the lives of older people in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Become a volunteer

Are you looking to help your community? Why not join us as a volunteer? We are always looking for help and for drivers to deliver our meals on wheels.


We offer membership for regular users of the Centre which means savings on the cost of lunches.

Opened by the Queen Mother in November 1967, the Fair Close Centre is an important community facility for the town and also for many Sovereign residents and we support this exciting initiative.

Ann Santry

Chief Executive, Sovereign

You can find us at

Fair Close Centre
Newtown Road
RG14 7BH

Get in Touch

If you would like to make a donation to Age Concern Newbury & District which runs the Fair Close Centre, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please get in touch via email and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as we can.