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Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council, together with the local voluntary sector, is asking for residents’ feedback on its draft Anti-Poverty Strategy (2022-26), which is set to be published later this Spring. The draft strategy has been developed in partnership with the Hardship Alliance, a group of four local charities, First Days, Citizens Advice Wokingham, AgeUK Berkshire and […]

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Wokingham Council Leader Urges Planning Reform For Fairer Housing Numbers

Wokingham Council Leader Urges Planning Reform For Fairer Housing Numbers

Wokingham Borough Council’s leader has called for a shake-up of the national planning system so that new housing is shared out more fairly. This includes ensuring that authorities which plan enough new housing ahead of time, which the council has done, aren’t penalised by excessive development later. Michael Gove Letter In a letter to Michael […]

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Carnival Hub Update

Carnival Hub Update

Work on Wokingham Borough Council’s flagship new leisure centre, library and cultural space continues apace with the Carnival Hub beginning to take shape ready to open in summer 2022. Once open it will offer a range of great facilities including swimming pools and a splash pad, spa area, a larger fitness suite, studio spaces, a […]

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Wokingham Borough House Building Update

Wokingham Borough House Building Update

Building a major new community and other smaller housing developments in Wokingham borough is the most effective way to meet the Government’s requirements as well as local need, Wokingham Borough Council has announced. The authority, which is consulting on a possible revised growth strategy for its Local Plan, is responding to comments on social media […]

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Wokingham Council awarded bronze for Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Wokingham Council awarded bronze for Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Wokingham Borough Council is proud to have been awarded with the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme: Bronze Award, in national recognition of its commitment to the Armed Forces. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme encourages employer organisations to support people who served in the armed forces and inspire others to do the same. The scheme comprises of […]

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Wokingham Council Services Christmas Hours

Wokingham Council Services Christmas Hours

Waste and recycling The waste and recycling collections are unaffected this year with no changes to the schedule. Residents should ensure they put their blue bags and green recycling bags outside the night before as collections may be earlier than usual. Libraries All Wokingham Borough libraries will be closed from 25 December to 28 December […]

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Cantley Christmas Market Update

Cantley Christmas Market Update

Residents, its time to jingle all the way down to Cantley Park as the Christmas Market officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony by Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE. The ceremony took place in the event field at the market’s grand opening on 8 December 2021. The event was also attended by executive […]

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EV Charging In Wokingham Borough Expanded

EV Charging In Wokingham Borough Expanded

Dozens of electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed across Wokingham borough in a bid to reduce its carbon emissions and tackle the climate emergency on a local level. Wokingham Borough Council’s executive has approved a small-scale rollout of about 36 on-street points in residential areas. This would be subject to public consultation […]

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Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride Moved Temporarily

Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride Moved Temporarily

Expansion works at the Winnersh Triangle park and ride have temporarily reduced the available spaces in the car park. Whilst these works continue, Reading Buses will be temporarily moving the park and ride service to the all-new Thames Valley park and ride located in Earley. Reading Buses Reading Buses will be providing a new temporary […]

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Cantley Park Christmas Market Delayed

Cantley Park Christmas Market Delayed

Following the teething problems we’ve had at the Cantley Park synthetic skating rink, we have re-thought our plans for the accompanying Christmas Market and will now be opening it later than expected – on December 8. As well as moving the opening back, we have offered huts in the market free of charge to local […]

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