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Elms Field Development Gearing Up For Construction Start

Elms Field Development Gearing Up For Construction Start

Elms Field This week (w/c January 29) people will start to see lots happening around Elms Field as the preparations ramp up ready for Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, to start construction in mid-March.   Cllr Stuart Munro, executive member for business and economic development and regeneration, said: “It’s exciting to be breaking […]

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Forest School in Robinhood Lane,Winnersh to have new Pedestrian Crossing

Forest School in Robinhood Lane,Winnersh to have new Pedestrian Crossing

Forest School in Robinhood Lane,Winnersh Pupils at Forest School will be able to cross the road safely soon after it was announced Wokingham Borough Council will be installing a pedestrian crossing next month on Robinhood Lane, Winnersh.   Local Schools   This is the first of a number of crossing to be installed near local […]

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Broad Street Delayed Opening

Broad Street Delayed Opening

Broad Street Delayed Opening Broad Street Delayed Opening – The challenging underground conditions revealed by work on the Market Place Improvement Project has led to an unavoidable delay in the reopening of Broad Street.     The road was due to open at the end of this month but the volume of issues underground that […]

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Charity Forces Support Shop To Open At Former M&S Site

Charity Forces Support Shop To Open At Former M&S Site

Charity Forces Support Shop Charity Forces Support Shop To Open At Former M&S Site – This January saw Wokingham Borough Council hand over the keys for 28-38 Peach Street, the former Marks & Spencer’s unit to the national charity Forces Support who will be opening a temporary shop in Wokingham.   Forces Support is a […]

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Wokingham Leisure Facilities – Council Appoints New Leisure Partner

Wokingham Leisure Facilities – Council Appoints New Leisure Partner

Wokingham Leisure Facilities Wokingham Leisure Facilities – Wokingham Borough Council plans significant investment to give residents high quality leisure facilities across the borough to improve and sustain health and wellbeing in their communities, following the appointment of a new leisure partner.   Places for People Leisure is a social enterprise which says it is passionate […]

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Mayor Fundraising Evening Announced

Mayor Fundraising Evening Announced

Mayor Fundraising Mayor Fundraising  – Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Rob Stanton is holding a ‘magical’ evening next month (February 17) in aid of Cancer Champions – one of his chosen charities this year. The event, at Hilton St Anne’s Manor from 7pm, promises to be a dazzling affair. On arrival, guests will be serenaded by […]

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Shinfield St Marys School Nominated For Active Award

Shinfield St Marys School Nominated For Active Award

Shinfield St Marys School Shinfield St Marys School (CE Junior School) has been nominated for the Get Berkshire Active Awards 2017: Active Primary School award. The Wokingham Borough primary school which has been recently awarded the School Games Gold Mark for the third consecutive year, have high quality extracurricular P.E. and extremely high participation numbers […]

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Mayor Christmas Card Chosen

Mayor Christmas Card Chosen

Mayor Christmas Card Chosen Mayor Christmas Card Chosen – To mark the 10 year anniversary of the death of Captain David Hicks MC. The winning design will also be used by Captain Hicks’ parents, Alun and Lesley Hicks, who helped to judge the entries and donated the prizes.   Captain David Hicks MC, who was […]

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3G Football Pitch at Emmbrook Moving Ahead

3G Football Pitch at Emmbrook Moving Ahead

3G Football Pitch at Emmbrook 3G Football – Plans are moving forward for a new 3G football pitch at The Emmbrook School, for both students and the public, after Wokingham Borough Council’s executive agreed in principle to set aside £375,000 in developer funding towards half its cost.   The new pitch would not only enhance […]

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Oxfam Wokingham Launches Christmas Poverty Appeal

Oxfam Wokingham Launches Christmas Poverty Appeal

Oxfam Wokingham Oxfam Wokingham Launches Christmas Poverty Appeal: – Oxfam’s Wokingham shop team has set itself a December fundraising target of £500 to support the charity’s work in fighting poverty and inequality here in the UK.  Having already raised just under £2,000 in its Christmas period appeals for Safe Water in 2015 & 2016, the team […]