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Matthewsgreen School Taking Shape

Matthewsgreen School Taking Shape

Construction of a new school for Wokingham took a major step this week, with the first phase of modules lifted into place for the buildings. The Keys Academy Trust will run the 210-place school in Matthewsgreen, which is being built on land off Queens Road. The first modular frames were lifted into place last week […]

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Travelling Back To School Safely This Spring

Travelling Back To School Safely This Spring

Wokingham Borough Council has once again been working alongside its school transport providers to ensure a safe journey for those who travel slightly further to school. From Monday 8 March, all school buses will be reinstated. For those students travelling to the Holt, Forest, and Emmbrook schools this means providing additional school buses on the […]

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New Polling Station Locations For Local Elections In May 2021

New Polling Station Locations For Local Elections In May 2021

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, Wokingham Borough Council has agreed several alternative polling stations ahead of this year’s local and Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Police Force area elections on Thursday 6 May 2021. Alternative venues have been sourced to ensure residents can safely and securely cast their votes. New […]

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Wokingham Borough Council Has Been Awarded £576,650 Towards Improvements To Cycling And Walking Facilities

Wokingham Borough Council Has Been Awarded £576,650 Towards Improvements To Cycling And Walking Facilities

Plans to improve cycling facilities outside Wokingham town centre and linking Woodley and Earley to Reading are being drawn up. It comes after Wokingham Borough Council was awarded £576,650 towards improvements to cycling and walking facilities in these areas by the Department for Transport. Earlier this year the council bid for the funding as part […]

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Reading University In Talks With Wokingham Council Over New Local Plan

Reading University In Talks With Wokingham Council Over New Local Plan

Following Wokingham Borough Council’s announcement on pursuing alternatives to a garden town at Grazeley, the University of Reading will be working alongside the council as they review opportunities for new employment and homes between the villages of Shinfield, Arborfield and Sindlesham, south of the M4.  As part of this review, an option is being explored […]

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Car Battery Causes Fire In Waste Collection Vehicle

Car Battery Causes Fire In Waste Collection Vehicle

Don’t put batteries in your rubbish bags. That’s the message from the councils waste collection crews who escaped serious injury after a fire in their lorry earlier this month. Car Battery Causes Fire In Spencers Wood A car battery left in a resident’s rubbish caused a fire which could have destroyed one of our waste […]

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New Waterproof Waste & Recycling Bags, Delivery Starting

New Waterproof Waste & Recycling Bags, Delivery Starting

New waterproof recycling bags, green food waste bags and blue general waste bags will start being delivered in Wokingham Borough from 22 February. These will be dropped on doorsteps over a seven-week period, with all residents receiving them by mid-April. WATERPROOF RECYCLING BAGS The new waterproof recycling bags will eventually replace the existing black boxes […]

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Arborfields New School Takes Shape & 3G Pitch Complete

Arborfields New School Takes Shape & 3G Pitch Complete

Key sports facilities in Arborfield are ready to go with the all-weather sports pitch now complete as part of a new village school. Wokingham Borough Council is building the new school for the area, with construction gathering pace ahead of it opening its doors in September. Community Use The sports facilities will be open for […]

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Solar Farm Coming To Barkham ?

Solar Farm Coming To Barkham ?

The vision for a net carbon zero Wokingham Borough is starting to look a lot closer now as Wokingham Borough Council shares its ideas for a new solar farm in Barkham prior to submitting a planning application in the next month.   “Tackling climate change is incredibly important for Wokingham Borough and its residents.” Said Cllr […]

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Dinton Pastures New Activity Centre Taking Shape

Dinton Pastures New Activity Centre Taking Shape

Dinton Pastures new multi-million pound activity centre, designed by HLM Architects, reached a major milestone on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January, as modules were lifted into place at the borough’s first net zero carbon building. The centre is set to open its doors to visitors in late spring. The Dinton Pastures New Activity Centre […]