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Nine Mile Ride Footway Arriving, enabling Finchampstead children to walk to school safely

Nine Mile Ride Footway Arriving, enabling Finchampstead children to walk to school safely

Nine Mile Ride Footway   Wokingham Borough Council is providing a new Safe Route to School to provide a continuous path for Finchampstead pupils to walk to the new Bohunt School in Arborfield. The route is along Nine Mile Ride, Park Lane and Byway 18 (Hogwood Lane).   The borough council’s Core Strategy identifies Arborfield […]

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Greenways coming to Wokingham

Greenways coming to Wokingham

Wokingham Greenways Consultation has started on Wokingham Borough Council’s first Greenway, which hopes to link The FBC Centre in Finchampstead via California Country Park to the new homes coming to Arborfield Green on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison.   Greenways are motorised-free routes designed for walkers, cyclists and where possible horse riders. The […]

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Wokingham tennis courts improved with opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.

Wokingham tennis courts improved with opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.

Wokingham tennis courts Tennis fans will be well served in Wokingham Borough with new and improved courts opening at Cantley Park in late April / early May.   Wokingham Borough Council is working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to significantly improve the current nine outdoor court tennis facilities with the addition of […]

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Wokingham Borough Council adopts new strategy on new developments drainage systems

Wokingham Borough Council adopts new strategy on new developments drainage systems

Wokingham Drainage Wokingham Borough Council has adopted a new strategy to ensure new developments have appropriate sustainable drainage systems to manage the risk of flooding, improve water quality, and biodiversity.   The Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) Strategy, approved by the borough council’s decision-making executive, is a blueprint based on national standards for developers and civic […]

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Wokingham Parking – Civil Parking Enforcement Update

Wokingham Parking – Civil Parking Enforcement Update

Wokingham Parking Parking – Preparations are going well for Wokingham Borough Council’s plans to introduce civil parking enforcement (CPE) across the borough this autumn.   The borough council hopes to apply to the Department of Transport (DfT) for the new CPE powers this spring.   For the past few months the council has been mapping […]

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Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration – Peach Street Facade Demolishing

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration – Peach Street Facade Demolishing

Wokingham Town Centre Regeneration Wokingham Town Centre is due to say goodbye to Peach Street’s tired old 1960s façade from Monday February 13, when Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor Dawnus Construction Limited starts final preparations to demolish the affected buildings in March.   The rebuilding of a section of Peach Street (from the former Clintons card […]

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Wokingham Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy Set To Be Approved

Wokingham Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy Set To Be Approved

LEISURE STRATEGY SET TO BE APPROVED   This week (January 26) Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive is set to agree the implementation of the new Wokingham Borough Leisure Strategy.   The borough council needs a Leisure Strategy to guide the specification and procurement of a new leisure centres’ operational contract that will be introduced in May […]

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Winter driving advice with car maintenance checks

Winter driving advice with car maintenance checks

Winter driving in Wokingham To help Wokingham Borough residents to be as prepared as possible, Wokingham Borough Council’s road safety team is offering free winter driving advice and car maintenance checks at Tesco Superstore, Finchampstead Road from 11am to 3pm on Thursday (January 19).   The largest numbers of vehicle breakdowns occur during winter, so […]

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Peach Street Development

Peach Street Development

Peach Street in Wokingham The New Year sees the beginning of a new start for Wokingham Town Centre as Wokingham Borough Council’s regeneration project enters the most ambitious and exciting phase yet.   Work starting on Monday (January 9) will transform the outdated 1960s style Peach Street parade in to a high street fit for […]

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SCHOOL CAROLLERS RAISE THE ROOF FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY

SCHOOL CAROLLERS RAISE THE ROOF FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY

Wokingham schools raise roof for mayor at Loddon Valley Leisuire Centre More than 400 school children and 1,000 parents gathered at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley on Sunday (December 11) to sing carols at the annual Wokingham Borough primary schools’ carol concert.   Berkshire Maestros Alongside the Berkshire Maestros Corelli Orchestra, led by […]