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Online Adult Education Programme Launched

Online Adult Education Programme Launched

COVID-19 has caused many people to lose jobs or have time at home and Wokingham Borough Council is offering them the opportunity to learn something new or build their skillsets in order to get ready for opportunities which come up in the future. Free online training courses to help people into employment are being rolled […]

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Businesses in Wokingham Have Benefitted From £27 Million Support During Pandemic

Businesses in Wokingham Have Benefitted From £27 Million Support During Pandemic

Businesses in Wokingham Borough have benefitted from about £27million of support to date during the Coronavirus crisis, this is made up of business grants and rate relief. Grants & Rate Relief The £27million is made up of more than £10million in grants provided directly to businesses and about £17.5million in business rate relief. Cllr Stuart […]

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Fly Tipping Wokingham – New Council Strategy

Fly Tipping Wokingham – New Council Strategy

At the first virtual meeting of its executive committee on Wednesday 22 April, Wokingham Borough Council approved a strategy aimed at tackling the growing problem with fly-tipping. Fly-tipping has been on the increase in recent years, but has seen an additional increase in the last couple of weeks due to the closure of the rubbish […]

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Carnival Pool Demolition To Start During Lockdown

Carnival Pool Demolition To Start During Lockdown

Wokingham Borough Council has brought forward the demolition of the Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre. Demolition will start on 20 April. The borough council announced in March that the centre would close in May to allow work to start on the new Carnival complex featuring a new larger leisure centre and library. However, the centre […]

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Wokingham Council Community Response

Wokingham Council Community Response

They say emergencies bring the best out in people. And the people of Wokingham borough are really showing their mettle. The Wokingham Borough Community Response (WBCR) is a one-stop shop if you need help during this crisis and don’t have friends, family or trusted neighbours who can help. The help provided can come in the […]

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PPE Appeal To Help Protect Frontline Staff

PPE Appeal To Help Protect Frontline Staff

Our frontline workers are running low on face masks and other vital protective equipment, so we are appealing to anybody who can help. Our social workers, care home staff and other key workers have what they need for now, but supplies are running low and aren’t being replaced from central government as they should. We […]

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Wokingham Food Parcels & Essential Items Being Provided By Wokingham Hub

Wokingham Food Parcels & Essential Items Being Provided By Wokingham Hub

The Wokingham Borough Community Hub is now open to provide food, toiletries and other essentials to people in Wokingham borough who need them. Wokingham Borough Council is working with local charities to provide a community wide response to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis. The community hub will be providing food parcels, toiletries and […]

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Wokingham Coronavirus Statement From The Leader Of The Council

Wokingham Coronavirus Statement From The Leader Of The Council

Statement from John Halsall, leader of Wokingham Borough Council on COVID-19 “We are living in the shadow of Covid-19, an unprecedented international, national and local emergency. Already many people are suffering from Coronavirus and people have died across the country. Tragically, this will increase significantly over the coming weeks. We must face that reality without […]

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Wokingham Toad Migration Help

Wokingham Toad Migration Help

Volunteers have helped keep hundreds of toads safe by helping them get across the road at Priest Hill, Farley Hill. This crucial wildlife protection is being overseen by volunteers from Berkshire Reptile and Amphibian Group, with help from Wokingham Borough Council. The group have been coordinating dozens of visits to the site for a toad […]

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Wokingham Bulky Waste Collection

Wokingham Bulky Waste Collection

Getting rid of large white goods for residents in Wokingham borough just became much easier thanks to the council’s improved large unwanted items collection service. From When From this month (March), residents will be able to arrange for collection of up to five bulky items for just £56 per collection. To make it as easy […]

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