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Redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway

Redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway

Gorse Ride Redevelopment The long-awaited redevelopment of Gorse Ride South is set to get underway if Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive approves the first phase this month (March 30).   The council-owned homes in Gorse Ride South have suffered under investment due to a lack of funding available to Wokingham Borough Council and require significant […]

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Wokingham Community Litter Pick Announced

Wokingham Community Litter Pick Announced

Wokingham Community Litter Pick Wokingham Borough Council is inviting all residents to come along and take part in the annual community litter pick on Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2.   Litter picks will take place in Arborfield, Barkham, Charvil, Crazies Hill, Earley, Emmbrook, Evendons, Finchampstead, Hurst, Norreys and Wescott, Remenham, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Twyford, […]

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Wokingham Borough celebrates 10th birthday

Wokingham Borough celebrates 10th birthday

Wokingham Borough Birthday, Celebrating 10 years   Wokingham Borough birthday – In March 2007, Her Majesty the Queen granted borough status to the former Wokingham District Council and a number of past mayors recently came together to mark the 10th anniversary. Whereas districts have a Chairman as their civic head, boroughs have a Mayor.   As […]

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Time to Renew Garden Waste Collection Service

Time to Renew Garden Waste Collection Service

Garden Waste Collection By now, all Wokingham Borough residents who are part of the garden waste collection service (brown wheeled-bin) will have received a letter and invoice inviting them to renew the service for 2017/18.   Introduced in 2012, the service has proved popular with residents with more than 15,500 households signing up, with many […]

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Wokingham Secondary School Admission Results

Wokingham Secondary School Admission Results

Wokingham Secondary School Admission Results   Wokingham Borough Council has this week (March 1) revealed that 87 per cent of pupils who applied for a secondary school place will get a place at their first preference school.   The borough council received almost two thousand applications (1,954) for places for this September and more than […]

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Changes to Wokingham school crossing patrols – Eight locations to cease

Changes to Wokingham school crossing patrols – Eight locations to cease

Changes to Wokingham school crossing patrols   Wokingham Borough Council continually reviews the value of its non-statutory services, and in this context has been considering the effectiveness of pedestrian crossings as a proven, efficient and safe way of crossing a road.   There are currently eight school crossing patrollers on pedestrian crossings in the Wokingham […]

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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 […]