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197 Club gets set to resume group get-togethers

With leisure venues and pubs starting to reopen under the Government’s roadmap out of the coronavirus lockdown, Autism Berkshire’s Reading-based 197 Club for autistic adults and their parents/carers will resume some group activities from June.

These will be combined with further online catch-up and quiz sessions, using Zoom.

Subject to updates to the Government guidance on the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rules, forthcoming 197 Club sessions for the spring and early summer will be as follows:

  • Monday, May 24: Online catch-up and quiz on Zoom from 7pm.

  • Monday, June 7: Online catch-up on Zoom from 7pm.

  • Saturday, June 19: First Summer Walk to the Cunning Man, at Burghfield Bridge. Meet at Starbucks on the Riverside level at the Oracle Centre in Reading at 11am – NB: rescheduled from May 22.

  • Monday, July 5: Return to The Outlook. Meet from 6.30pm for 7pm start.

  • Monday, July 19: Bowling at Wokingham Superbowl, in Wellington Road. Meet at the venue from 6.30pm for bowling at 7pm – NB: rescheduled from June 21.

For more information about the 197 Club and how to get involved in its activities, see our leisure activities page, call 01189 594 594 or email the co-ordinator, Kevin Jackson, at

  • The 197 Club is funded by Berkshire Community Foundation and the Earley Charity.