The refurbishment of the Pavilion on Mapledurham Playing Fields was completed in September 2021. At one point, the demolition of the Pavilion to make space for additional parking had been proposed. WADRA worked hard to ensure the future of this valuable community asset. To do this, WADRA funded structural refurbishment in late 2018. The building had been closed in 2015 as a result of long standing damage affecting its structural soundness. We funded this work with over £50k we had raised since 2011. The Pavilion was briefly re-opened for use after this but closed again for the completion of the work.
The final refurbishment was funded by a portion of the monies paid by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to secure the land lease for The Heights School at Mapledurham Playing Fields. Unfortunately, the Council’s design made no provision for a working kitchen. WADRA and our supporters again stepped in to make a commercial kitchen available for users. With funding from WADRA and Caversham Trents, and equipment donated by our members and Shaun Tanner of STL Associates, a fully functioning commercial kitchen is now available at the Pavilion.
In addition to the kitchen, the Pavilion has a hall, two meeting rooms, numerous toilets and changing rooms for football as well as being the home of the Mapledurham Lawn Tennis Club. We are delighted we have been able to work with our generous sponsors, volunteers, and supporters to save this valuable community facility.
For details of hiring the hall for private events, see the Information Pack.