Issue - meetings

Review of Spelthorne Winter Warmer Project

Meeting: 17/01/2023 - Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee (Item 5)

5 Review of Spelthorne Winter Warmer Project

To receive a verbal update on a review of the Spelthorne Winter Warmer Project.


The Committee received a verbal update on the Spelthorne Winter Warmer Project from the Strategic Lead Independent Living. The Fordbridge and Greeno Community Centres had successfully opened on alternate Saturdays, and this would continue until February 2023. Surrey County Council and local churches had made further contributions to provide extra warm hubs across the borough. The Council had promoted opening hours of these hubs and other organisations which offered similar support to residents.


The Committee queried how this project was publicised other than through the website. It was confirmed that communications were publicised through delivery of papers across borough organisations, word of mouth and through social media channels.


The Committee noted the success of this project and anticipated a need for this service to be available for the duration of February due to cold weather. The Committee resolved to agree extension of this project to cover Saturday opening hours for the month of February.


The Committee resolved to note the update and extended thanks to all staff who volunteered at the Community Centres on Saturdays.