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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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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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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 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 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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Wokingham Garden Waste 2020-2021 Renewals Now Open

Wokingham Garden Waste 2020-2021 Renewals Now Open

Green fingered residents will be keen to know garden waste opt in applications for 2020-21 are now open. The annual fee for a 240-litre brown wheeled bins will remain at £60 to ensure garden waste can still be collected easily. There are already 20,000 households across Wokingham borough subscribed to the service, which takes away […]

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Wokingham Crime Conference

Wokingham Crime Conference

Following on from the success of last year’s Crime Conference, Wokingham Borough Council and Thames Valley Police (TVP) are inviting residents to attend this year’s event on Friday 13 March to showcase how they can prevent becoming victims of crime. Wokingham borough has seen a rise in reports of cybercrime, courier fraud, telephone scams and […]

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Carnival Complex Construction Will Start This Summer

Carnival Complex Construction Will Start This Summer

Work starts this summer on the multi-million pound Carnival complex featuring a new larger leisure centre and library. As the last phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s ambitious Wokingham town centre regeneration, this new centre will become the local destination of choice for residents’ sport, leisure and entertainment. Places Leisure The borough council, along with its […]

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Dinton Pastures Has 20 New Trees Thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre

Dinton Pastures Has 20 New Trees Thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre

Dinton Pastures has 20 new silver birch trees thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre as it helps the borough on its journey to be carbon neutral by 2030. The business in Heathlands Road, Wokingham, teamed up with Wokingham Borough Council to provide trees for the country park in Hurst. Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane joined […]

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Youth Climate Conference To Be Hosted By WBC

Youth Climate Conference To Be Hosted By WBC

Wokingham Borough Council will host its inaugural youth climate conference, as it looks to lead the area to become carbon neutral by 2030. Sixth formers from secondary schools across the borough will be invited to attend the event held at the council’s Shute End offices on March 30, 4pm to 7pm. Topics covered on the […]

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