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Denmark Street Trial Closure On Hold

Denmark Street Trial Closure On Hold

Wokingham Borough Council thanks residents, shoppers and business owners for their consideration during a trial closure of Denmark Street last Friday and Saturday (3 and 4 July) and announces that the trial will be paused for evaluation. The council held the trial to see if the pedestrianisation of Denmark Street would provide shoppers and visitors […]

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Cantley Park Enhacements Approved

Cantley Park Enhacements Approved

Plans for a brand new state-of-the-art 3G artificial pitch with floodlights and refurbishment of existing pavilion to provide new changing facilities, a viewing balcony and café at Cantley Park in Wokingham were approved at last night’s (8 July) planning committee. Back in December, Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive agreed to invest more than  £1.6million to […]

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Open Air Cinema Nights Return To Dinton Pastures

Open Air Cinema Nights Return To Dinton Pastures

Missed watching your favourite movies on the big screen? Get your picnic blankets and popcorn at the ready, as Dinton Pastures Country Park prepares to host a series of socially distanced, open air cinema nights this summer. For the third year running, guests are invited to sit back, relax, and safely enjoy a variety of […]

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Wokingham Nights Out Approach During Lockdown Easing

Wokingham Nights Out Approach During Lockdown Easing

From this Saturday, 4 July, pubs and restaurants across Wokingham Borough will begin to reopen their doors, and those rushing out to enjoy a pint or a spot of dinner will find a very different experience to the norm waiting for them. Landlords and restaurateurs are putting in a huge amount of effort behind the […]

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Social Distancing Barriers Installed In Wokingham Town Centre

Social Distancing Barriers Installed In Wokingham Town Centre

Have you visited Wokingham town centre in the last week? If you have, you’ll have seen the temporary barriers designed to keep pedestrians safe and give them enough room to practice safe social distancing. Central Government has directed highway authorities to reallocate roadway space from cars to pedestrians, to support the re-opening of town centres […]

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Malcolm Richards Elected New Wokingham Mayor

Malcolm Richards Elected New Wokingham Mayor

At last night’s annual meeting of council, held virtually for the first time, Cllr Malcolm Richards was elected as Wokingham Borough Mayor for the coming year (2020-21). He takes over the chain of office from Cllr Bill Soane. The Mayor is officially the ‘first citizen’ of the borough with a civic role, representing the council […]

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Wokingham, Woodley And Twyford Open For Business – 15th June

Wokingham, Woodley And Twyford Open For Business – 15th June

With many local retailers set to reopen from Monday (June 15) there’s lots of activity going on in our main shopping areas of Wokingham town centre, Woodley and Twyford to make sure they can open safely. Town & Parish Councils Working closely with our local town and parish councils, as well as Wokingham Business Association, […]

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Coppid Beech Park And Ride Planning Application Submitted

Coppid Beech Park And Ride Planning Application Submitted

Plans to build a 250-space park and ride on a key transport route between Wokingham and Bracknell have been submitted. Wokingham Borough Council has applied for planning permission to build the Coppid Beech park and ride, next to the A329M and near the boundary with Bracknell Forest. The £3million project will mostly be paid for […]

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Wokingham Speed Limit Review

Wokingham Speed Limit Review

Roads across Wokingham Borough will have speed limits reviewed this year, as the council works to ensure our streets are as safe as possible.  This will focus on the major transport routes across the area, with residents and town and parish councils being able to nominate roads where they think changes are needed. Residents’ concern […]

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Demolition Of Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre in Wokingham Well Under Way

Demolition Of Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre in Wokingham Well Under Way

Work to strip and demolish the former Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre in Wokingham is continuing at pace and signals the start of the final phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s ambitious regeneration scheme in the town. The former centre will be replaced with a multi-million pound complex featuring a new larger leisure centre and library […]