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California Country Park Improvement Starting In Wokingham

California Country Park Improvement Starting In Wokingham

California Country Park Work has begun on improving one of Wokingham Borough’s wonderful open spaces.  Wokingham Borough Council has started the first phase of major improvements works at California Country Park in Finchampstead. It comes after a public consultation was held last August and a planning application approved in March of this year. The first […]

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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 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 chief executive Andy Couldrick earlier this […]

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Wokingham Peach Street Street Development Update

Wokingham Peach Street Street Development Update

Peach Street 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.   Rose Street This phase of works affects the buildings at the top of Rose Street, […]

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Wokingham GCSE Results Above National Average

Wokingham GCSE Results Above National Average

Wokingham GCSE Results Wokingham GCSE – 77.5% of pupils at Wokingham Borough schools have secured a grade 4 or above (roughly a C and above under the old measure) in English and Maths – significantly higher than the national average of 66.3% (66.9% last year).   This is a tremendous achievement for students in Wokingham […]

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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 Schools 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 […]

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Players hit the courts for the Great British Tennis Weekend at Cantley Park

Players hit the courts for the Great British Tennis Weekend at Cantley Park

Great British Tennis Weekend Players hit the courts for the Great British Tennis Weekend hosted by Wokingham Borough Council at Cantley Park.   A total of 267 people of all ages and abilities joined in free tennis coaching sessions, family time and free play over two days.   Some 77 players also signed up for […]

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Carnival Redevelopment Phase Two Announced

Carnival Redevelopment Phase Two Announced

Carnival Redevelopment Carnival Redevelopment Phase Two Announced – Last Thursday (July 20) plans to create a new leisure and community hub for Wokingham town centre took a big step forward as Wokingham Borough Council submitted plans for phase 2 of the Carnival regeneration.   Should it secure planning consent, the proposals would see the existing […]

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Work progressing in the heart of Wokingham

Work progressing in the heart of Wokingham

Work beginning this month will transform the heart of Wokingham market town into a continental-style space of café tables, market stalls, attractive trees and stylish paving designed for all.   The £3.8million joint borough and town council Market Place project will replace the poor quality, root damaged paving, cluttered street scene and inconvenient bus lane; […]

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Wokingham Borough Council Is Top – National Council Tax Collection Charts

Wokingham Borough Council Is Top – National Council Tax Collection Charts

National Council Tax Collection Charts For the fourth year running, Wokingham Borough Council has topped the national council tax collection charts for all local authorities.   Council taxpayers in Wokingham Borough continue to benefit from the most efficient local authority tax collection system in the country with the borough council collecting 99.6 per cent of […]

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Young readers are invited to solve a library mystery in the 2017

Young readers are invited to solve a library mystery in the 2017

Summer reading challenge Young readers are invited to solve a library mystery in the 2017 summer reading challenge, assisted by a bunch of furry, slippery and four-legged animal agents.   To take part in the annual national challenge, which this year runs from 1 July to 3 September, children simply join for free at their […]