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Peach Place Update

Peach Place Update

Last week (March 13) the council was made aware that the main contractor at Peach Place, Dawnus Construction Limited, had gone into Administration. Cllr Philip Mirfin, executive member for regeneration, said: “We were incredibly disappointed to hear the news about Dawnus and feel greatly for the workers and businesses they employed on the site, many […]

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Berkshire Film Office Supported By Wokingham Council

Berkshire Film Office Supported By Wokingham Council

Wokingham Borough Council hopes to increase the Borough’s profile among worldwide film crews following the launch of the Berkshire Film Office. The Berkshire Film Office, supported by the six Berkshire unitary authorities, is aiming to showcase Berkshire as a great location for crews from all over the world – with easy access to London. IT […]

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Elms Field – New Roads

Elms Field – New Roads

With work progressing apace at Elms Field the project is about to take a major step forward as new roads, Biscoe Way and Earle Crescent, start to open up to cars and pedestrians. The lower section of Elms Road will also close permanently from its junction with Wellington Road up to the Plaza area by […]

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Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road Receives £5Million In Help

Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road Receives £5Million In Help

Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to have been allocated £5million by the Berkshire-wide Business Rates Retention Pilot (BRRP 2) to help fund the Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road, part of its Major Highways Project. BRRP2 The BRRP2 is part of a Government pilot which allows local councils in Berkshire, including Wokingham […]

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Self Build Homes Coming To Wokingham

Self Build Homes Coming To Wokingham

Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive has approved the council’s first self-build housing project at its meeting on January 31. The project will see 21 self-build plots of land at Wheatsheaf Close made available to Wokingham Borough residents. Eight of the plots will be sold to self-builders on the open market, which will help offset the […]

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Peach Street Place – More Shops Announced

Peach Street Place – More Shops Announced

New independent shops will soon be gracing Wokingham town centre as Peach Place delivers on its promise to be a home to niche business that will set it apart from the norm. Unique local independents The Blue Orchid Bakery and Tea Room; vinyl record shop Beyond the Download; and the Leafy Elephant gin bar will […]

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Wokingham New Home Consultation Continues

Wokingham New Home Consultation Continues

Residents across Wokingham Borough are coming out in large numbers to Wokingham Borough Council’s homes for the future consultation events, to learn more and have their say about how the borough will grow in the future. Five events have been held to date (in Winnersh, Wokingham Without, Twyford, Wokingham town and Shinfield parish) and all […]

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Wokingham Borough Services Christmas Close Down

Wokingham Borough Services Christmas Close Down

Wokingham Borough Services Christmas Close Down   Wokingham Borough Council has announced its office opening hours for this Christmas and New Year period.   Date Shute End offices The Old Forge Monday 24 December 9am to 3pm 9am to 3pm Tuesday 25 December  (Christmas Day) Closed Closed Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Closed Closed Thursday […]

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Susan Parsonage Appointed Chief Executive Of Wokingham Council

Susan Parsonage Appointed Chief Executive Of Wokingham Council

Susan Parsonage Appointed Chief Executive Continuing to provide excellent services while striving to innovate alongside delivering value for taxpayers’ money as the lowest-funded authority, are the aims of Wokingham Borough Council’s new chief executive, Susan Parsonage.     Following a rigorous recruitment process, the council’s Personnel Board has appointed Susan as the permanent chief executive. […]

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Wellington Road – Roadworks Starting Next Week

Wellington Road – Roadworks Starting Next Week

Wellington Road Drainage work is due to take place on Wellington Road, between Monday 3 and Sunday 9 December, as part of the Elms Field development.  To do this work, sections of Wellington Road will need to be dug up between its junction with Elms Road and Outfield Crescent.  A single lane closure will be […]