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Wokingham Borough leisure centres enjoy upgrades

Wokingham Borough leisure centres enjoy upgrades

Wokingham Borough leisure centres Life Leisure centre customers can now enjoy new and improved changing room facilities at three Wokingham Borough leisure centres, as part of a £250,000 investment to modernise their showers and toilets.   St Crispin’s Leisure Centre St Crispin’s Leisure Centre now has new changing rooms, showers, and toilets. The changing rooms […]

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Hare Hatch Sheeplands fails at High Court

Hare Hatch Sheeplands fails at High Court

Hare Hatch Sheeplands Wokingham Borough Council heard today (February 21) the High Court has agreed that an injunction against the illegal green belt business at Hare Hatch Sheeplands is the only means to uphold planning control.   Since 2012, the borough council has been attempting to stop the illegal use of land at the site […]

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Shinfield Eastern Relief Road – Update

Shinfield Eastern Relief Road – Update

Shinfield Eastern Relief Road “We share the public’s frustration with the delay for this scheme. We’ve raised our concerns with the University of Reading and its contractor Hochtief, who are delivering the project. This has led to them increasing their resources to tackle the outstanding work around Arborfield Road, Shinfield Road and the Black Boy […]

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Self-service is starting in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries

Self-service is starting in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries

Self Service Library Services Self-service is starting in six Wokingham Borough Council libraries from April 3, to make it easier for people to check-out and return their items and free up valuable staff time so these libraries can open an extra 17.5 hours per week combined.   Self-service kiosks will be at Wokingham, Woodley, Lower […]

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Nine Mile Ride Footway Arriving, enabling Finchampstead children to walk to school safely

Nine Mile Ride Footway Arriving, enabling Finchampstead children to walk to school safely

Nine Mile Ride Footway   Wokingham Borough Council is providing a new Safe Route to School to provide a continuous path for Finchampstead pupils to walk to the new Bohunt School in Arborfield. The route is along Nine Mile Ride, Park Lane and Byway 18 (Hogwood Lane).   The borough council’s Core Strategy identifies Arborfield […]

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Greenways coming to Wokingham

Greenways coming to Wokingham

Wokingham Greenways Consultation has started on Wokingham Borough Council’s first Greenway, which hopes to link The FBC Centre in Finchampstead via California Country Park to the new homes coming to Arborfield Green on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison.   Greenways are motorised-free routes designed for walkers, cyclists and where possible horse riders. The […]

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Wokingham tennis courts improved with opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.

Wokingham tennis courts improved with opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.

Wokingham tennis courts Tennis fans will be well served in Wokingham Borough with new and improved courts opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.   Wokingham Borough Council is working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to significantly improve the current nine outdoor court tennis facilities with the addition of […]

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Wokingham Borough Council adopts new strategy on new developments drainage systems

Wokingham Borough Council adopts new strategy on new developments drainage systems

Wokingham Drainage Wokingham Borough Council has adopted a new strategy to ensure new developments have appropriate sustainable drainage systems to manage the risk of flooding, improve water quality, and biodiversity.   The Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) Strategy, approved by the borough council’s decision-making executive, is a blueprint based on national standards for developers and civic […]

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Wokingham Parking – Civil Parking Enforcement Update

Wokingham Parking – Civil Parking Enforcement Update

Wokingham Parking Parking – Preparations are going well for Wokingham Borough Council’s plans to introduce civil parking enforcement (CPE) across the borough this autumn.   The borough council hopes to apply to the Department of Transport (DfT) for the new CPE powers this spring.   For the past few months the council has been mapping […]

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Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration – Peach Street Facade Demolishing

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration – Peach Street Facade Demolishing

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration Wokingham Town Centre is due to say goodbye to Peach Street’s tired old 1960s façade from Monday February 13, when Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor Dawnus Construction Limited starts final preparations to demolish the affected buildings in March.   The rebuilding of a section of Peach Street (from the former Clintons card […]