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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 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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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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South Wokingham Distributor Road Exhibition

South Wokingham Distributor Road Exhibition

South Wokingham Distributor Road An exhibition detailing the proposed route of the second phase of the South Wokingham Distributor Road (SWDR), known as the Eastern Gateway, is being held at the end of June before the scheme’s planning application is submitted this autumn.   The suggested route would run south from the new Montague Park […]

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Arborfield Cross Relief Road Exhibition

Arborfield Cross Relief Road Exhibition

Arborfield Cross Relief Road An exhibition detailing the proposed route of the new Arborfield Cross Relief Road, and the work on it carried out so far, is being held in June before the scheme’s planning application is submitted this summer.   It will show the planned Option B alignment of the new road, which is […]

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Ryeish Green Sports Hub – Update

Ryeish Green Sports Hub – Update

Ryeish Green Sports Hub The former Ryeish Green Sports Centre is one-step closer to being updated and re-opened as the Ryeish Green Sports Hub after the planning application was submitted in April.   The new and refurbished facilities will include a new health and fitness gym, changing facilities, clubroom, car park and a refurbished sports […]

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Do You Want To Start Your Own Business – Help Available

Do You Want To Start Your Own Business – Help Available

Start Your Own Business Have you ever wanted to start your own business? It could soon be a reality as Wokingham Borough Council launches its business start-up course, to help local residents set up their own business.   In partnership with housing associations and Scape Reinvest, the borough council is offering a free ten -week […]

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Carnival Pool Complex Area – Phase Two

Carnival Pool Complex Area – Phase Two

Carnival Pool Over the past few years, Wokingham Borough Council has been looking carefully at library, sports and leisure facilities needed across the Borough.  In 2016 it consulted with local residents on its library offer and a new leisure strategy for the area.   Work has already begun to turn these strategies into reality with […]