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Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council, together with the local voluntary sector, is asking for residents’ feedback on its draft Anti-Poverty Strategy (2022-26), which is set to be published later this Spring. The draft strategy has been developed in partnership with the Hardship Alliance, a group of four local charities, First Days, Citizens Advice Wokingham, AgeUK Berkshire and […]

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Wokingham Residents Have Until End Of January To Claim Free Tree

Wokingham Residents Have Until End Of January To Claim Free Tree

Wokingham Borough Council is offering residents to apply for a free tree for their garden as part of their Garden Forest Scheme, closing on 31 January. Launched In November 2021, the Garden Forest Scheme, forms part of the council’s aspiration to becoming a net-zero carbon borough, and invites residents to apply for a tree, or […]

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Wokingham Council Leader Urges Planning Reform For Fairer Housing Numbers

Wokingham Council Leader Urges Planning Reform For Fairer Housing Numbers

Wokingham Borough Council’s leader has called for a shake-up of the national planning system so that new housing is shared out more fairly. This includes ensuring that authorities which plan enough new housing ahead of time, which the council has done, aren’t penalised by excessive development later. Michael Gove Letter In a letter to Michael […]

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Carnival Hub Update

Carnival Hub Update

Work on Wokingham Borough Council’s flagship new leisure centre, library and cultural space continues apace with the Carnival Hub beginning to take shape ready to open in summer 2022. Once open it will offer a range of great facilities including swimming pools and a splash pad, spa area, a larger fitness suite, studio spaces, a […]

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Wokingham Borough House Building Update

Wokingham Borough House Building Update

Building a major new community and other smaller housing developments in Wokingham borough is the most effective way to meet the Government’s requirements as well as local need, Wokingham Borough Council has announced. The authority, which is consulting on a possible revised growth strategy for its Local Plan, is responding to comments on social media […]

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Wokingham Fireworks Raised £30,000 For Local Charities

Wokingham Fireworks Raised £30,000 For Local Charities

Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust has raised more than £30,000 for local charities from their annual fireworks display and is donating £500 to Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE’s charity for his mayoral year – Chance to Dance Stars CIC. Each year the Wokingham Fireworks Charitable Trust holds a spectacular fireworks display in Cantley Park’s event […]

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Wokingham Council awarded bronze for Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Wokingham Council awarded bronze for Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Wokingham Borough Council is proud to have been awarded with the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme: Bronze Award, in national recognition of its commitment to the Armed Forces. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employer organisations to support people who served in the armed forces and inspire others to do the same. The scheme comprises of […]

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Wokingham Council Services Christmas Hours

Wokingham Council Services Christmas Hours

Waste and recycling The waste and recycling collections are unaffected this year with no changes to the schedule. Residents should ensure they put their blue bags and green recycling bags outside the night before as collections may be earlier than usual. Libraries All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed from 25 December to 28 December […]

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Cantley Christmas Market Update

Cantley Christmas Market Update

Residents, its time to jingle all the way down to Cantley Park as the Christmas Market officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony by Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE. The ceremony took place in the event field at the market’s grand opening on 8 December 2021. The event was also attended by executive […]

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Wokingham Schools Covid Update From Council

Wokingham Schools Covid Update From Council

With Covid-19 cases rising significantly amongst children and young people locally and nationally, Wokingham Borough Council is continuing to take a proactive approach in the way it supports local schools; working closely with headteachers to keep children in education and keep Covid out through their dedicated Children’s Covid-19 Taskforce. Following a dip in Covid-19 infection […]

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