Fun, food and
friendship for
over 65’s in
West Berkshire

Join our Fair Close community

You’ll always find a warm welcome, helpful services and lots of interesting activities at the Fair Close Centre

Keep active and socialise

Enjoy a delicious meal

Access wellness services

Make new friends

Our Centre

We’ve been providing a safe and welcoming environment for older people in Newbury and surrounding districts since 1967

Welcome to Fair Close!

In the heart of historic Newbury, you’ll find a welcoming community hub for over 65’s

Fun, Food & Friendship

Our thriving community hub offers fun, food and friendship for the over 65’s. We provide a range of services to help you stay healthy, active and social. We also offer meals-on-wheels and minibus transport to and from Fair Close

Lunch Club

Join us for a delicious 2 course lunch in our community restaurants in Newbury or Hungerford

Meals on Wheels

A hot and nutritious 2 course lunch delivered to your home by our friendly DBS checked volunteers

Coffee and Tea Bar

Join us in the morning or afternoon for a hot drink and cake at our sociable café

Welfare Officer

Get helpful information and support on any matter from our friendly Welfare Officer

Dementia Support

Come and join our weekly dementia cafe or our monthly carers support group

Social activities

There’s something for everyone on our activities calendar


Join us for trips, excursions and special
events including tea dances and entertainment

Craft activities

Get creative in our regular craft activities including flower arranging & painting

Men’s Shed

Join our carpentry club for all abilities, join a class or work on your own project


Get your hair cut & styled at our fully equipped hairdressing salon

Foot and ear practitioner

Make an appointment for ear wax microsuction or give your feet a treat


Help Name Our New Dementia Service Club

Help Name Our New Dementia Service Club

We plan to set up a new Dementia service later this year to meet growing demand and we would like your help to name our new Club. This will provide outstanding day care for those living with early to moderate stages of dementia as well as providing very important respite for carers

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Building Improvements Start

Building Improvements Start

We have started work to provide much needed office accommodation, a separate entrance and secure, enclosed patio at the rear of Fair Close. We also plan to renovate the lounge to create a more functional, versatile and uplifting modern space.

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Ruth’s Challenge & Memorial

Ruth’s Challenge & Memorial

Ruth’s Challenge is a motivational project created working together with the inspirational Ruth Saunders MBE. Ruth sadly passed away during February age 107 but the challenge continues. Anyone over 65 can set a personal goal to achieve something during 2024. All you need to do is register your challenge with us and we will support you in achieving your goal.

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“Fair Close is a wonderfully happy place and they’ve made me incredibly welcome. We have such a laugh here and the facilities are brilliant”

Rosalynne Carter
Fair Close Member

Get involved


For just £25 per year, our members receive special discounts on services and activities

Join our team

Become a Fair Close volunteer and help us make a difference in our community

Make a donation

We rely on fundraising and generous donations from our supporters