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Matthewsgreen School Opening Delayed

Matthewsgreen School Opening Delayed

The opening of the new primary school in Matthewsgreen, Wokingham, will be moved back due to delays and continuing risks caused by Covid-19. The pandemic has delayed many construction programmes across the country, including this school and the new homes it has been built to serve. Despite the best endeavours of all involved the completion […]

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Badgers Settle Into New Home

Badgers Settle Into New Home

Badgers have taken to a new home created for them in Finchampstead. Two artificial setts have been created by Wokingham Borough Council and its partners after a sett was found near the area planned for the extension of Nine Mile Ride. The collaboration builds on dedicated monitoring within the borough by the Binfield Badger Group, […]

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‘Every Day is Different’ National Campaign – Wokingham Joins In

‘Every Day is Different’ National Campaign – Wokingham Joins In

Wokingham Borough Council is joining the national ‘Every Day is Different’ campaign in a bid to recruit carers across the borough. This signals our commitment to deliver vital services and compassionate care to vulnerable people across the area in partnership with our care providers. Every Day is Different Job Board Nationally there is a continuing […]

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Recycling Rates Increase Across Wokingham Borough

Recycling Rates Increase Across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Borough Council had the second largest increase in recycling rates across all local authorities in England last year, according to new Government data. The borough’s recycling rate jumped by 9.8 percentage points to 50.3 per cent according to the data for 2019-20 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Recycling Rates Increase […]

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Virtual Easter Market Coming To Wokingham

Virtual Easter Market Coming To Wokingham

Following the immense success of the Wokingham Virtual Christmas Market last year, Wokingham Borough Council has announced that the platform will continue to operate and support local traders and independent businesses alike this Easter. Where Contrary to large chains, the Wokingham Virtual Easter Market offers unique, one of a kind pieces, original art and quality […]

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Woodland Trust £300,000 Cash Boost For Wokingham Tree Planting

Woodland Trust £300,000 Cash Boost For Wokingham Tree Planting

£300,000 cash boost for Wokingham to boost tree cover and tackle climate change Thousands of new trees will be planted across the Wokingham area thanks to a cash boost from the Woodland trust. The council will benefit from the charity’s Emergency Tree Fund, set up to encourage local authorities to make trees a central part […]

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New Twyford Library Approved

New Twyford Library Approved

A new chapter is opening for Twyford Library as Wokingham Borough Council approves plans to create a brand-new facility in the centre of the village, converting the Old Polehampton Boys School. Funding is confirmed for the first phase of the project, which includes plans to convert the Grade II listed building into a library and […]

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Green Waste Subscription Opens Shortly

Green Waste Subscription Opens Shortly

Green fingered residents across Wokingham Borough will soon be able apply for a garden waste collection for 2021-22. Anyone signed up for a collection for 2020-21 will get an email or letter asking them to sign up for use of a brown wheelie bin for the new financial year. 23,000 Already Signed Up For The […]

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Census 2021 Arrives In Wokingham

Census 2021 Arrives In Wokingham

This week marks the official start of the census in Wokingham Borough.  Between 3rd – 12th March all households across Wokingham Borough will receive an information pack containing their unique 16-digit access code to complete the census online.  The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a detailed picture of […]

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Wokingham Borough Is Officially The Healthiest Place To Live In England

Wokingham Borough Is Officially The Healthiest Place To Live In England

The borough tops the new Health Index for England, a measure being developed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to understand the health of the nation. The health index is intended to track progress in improving health and health outcomes across England and is based on data from 2015 to 2018. The new measure […]