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Free Parking in Wokingham To Be Discussed

Free Parking in Wokingham To Be Discussed

With the transformation of Wokingham Market Place well underway, the borough council is set to bring in free parking in Wokingham town centre car parks, if approved by the Executive this month (26 October).   If agreed, free parking would be available from 3pm to 8am until the end of January.   The ‘Free after […]

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Eastern Gateway – South Wokingham Distributor Road Plans

Eastern Gateway – South Wokingham Distributor Road Plans

Eastern Gateway – South Wokingham Distributor Road Plans   Eastern Gateway – Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say about plans for the second phase of the South Wokingham Distributor Road (SWDR).   Wokingham Borough Council has submitted an application for this new part of the SWDR, known as the Eastern Gateway, […]

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Peach Place Affordable Housing

Peach Place Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Affordable Housing – Proposals for much-needed affordable housing on a prime town centre site have been backed at Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive this week.   A total of 22 homes being developed at Peach Place as part of the regeneration masterplan for Wokingham town centre will be let to key workers rather […]

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Wokingham Council Building Its Own Property Portfolio

Wokingham Council Building Its Own Property Portfolio

Wokingham Council Building Its Own Property Portfolio Wokingham Council Building Its Own Property Portfolio – Councillors have given the green light for an innovative way of raising much needed funds for Wokingham Borough Council.   The council will be adopting its own property portfolio strategy as a way of raising revenue after the scheme was […]

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Market Place Works Update – Broad Street Next

Market Place Works Update – Broad Street Next

MARKET PLACE IMPROVEMENT WORKS MOVING TO BROAD STREET  Market Place Works, Work is progressing well on the £3.8million Market Place improvement scheme with excavation and utility work along Denmark Street drawing to completion. The road will re-open on Monday September 25.   The project is part of the long-term vision for the future of Wokingham […]

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Wokingham Council Take Over Parking Enforcement in October 2017

Wokingham Council Take Over Parking Enforcement in October 2017

Wokingham Council Take Over Parking Enforcement Parking Enforcement, putting an end to dangerous parking will be at the top of the list of priorities when Wokingham Borough Council takes over parking enforcement from the police next month.  From October 9, the council will be responsible for civil parking enforcement (CPE) ensuring safe and legal parking […]

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Wokingham Housing Needs Being Assessed

Wokingham Housing Needs Being Assessed

Wokingham Housing “Wokingham Borough Council is listening to the public and following feedback as it continues to develop its Local Plan Update to deliver the legally-required housing in high-quality developments with the right infrastructure in the right locations,” the leader of the council Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor has stated.   Consultation responses the authority has […]

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Manjeet Gill Appointed As Interim Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council

Manjeet Gill Appointed As Interim Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council

Manjeet Gill appointed Chief Executive of Wokingham Council Driving forward the 21st Century Council Programme, the sustainability and transformation partnerships and health agenda as well as the Local Development Plan are the aims of Wokingham Borough Council’s new interim chief executive Manjeet Gill.   Manjeet is taking over the reins following the departure of outgoing […]

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Wokingham Peach Street Street Development Update

Wokingham Peach Street Street Development Update

Peach Street – This week sees Wokingham’s regeneration come out from behind the hoardings at Peach Place as work begins on scaffolding the frontages of the buildings being refurbished as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s regeneration programme.   This phase of works affects the buildings at the top of Rose Street, which formerly housed Boots […]

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Wokingham Sixth Formers Celebrate A Level results for 2017

Wokingham Sixth Formers Celebrate A Level results for 2017

Sixth formers at Wokingham Borough schools have achieved a 99.1 per cent overall pass rate (A* to E). This is higher than last year’s (98 per cent) and exceeds the national 2017 figure of 97.9 per cent.   The proportion of students across the borough achieving the highest (A* to A) grades is 23.2 per […]