Countess of Wessex visits Wokingham today
February 08, 2012
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is paying a visit to Wokingham this morning - opening the town's new fire station and cutting the ribbon on a new centre at an Earley primary school.
Sophie will begin her whirlwind tour of the borough at Hawkedon Primary School to officially open the school's new family and foundation centres.
The EarleyBird and Hawkedon Foundation Centre is a voluntary pre-school which has been working with Hawkedon on establishing a purpose built unit since 2006.
The family centre provides a base for the breakfast and after school club, self-help parent groups and community meetings. The school also organises its own courses for parents.
After touring the school and meeting pupils and staff, Her Royal Highness will head to Wokingham fire station in Denton Road to officially open the town's new station.
It has been operational since last year, however today is a chance for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate the facility with an official opening ceremony.
The £1.5 million station is the first new fire station to be built in Berkshire in 20 years.