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WOKINGHAM CHRISTMAS RECYCLING AND WASTE INFORMATION

WOKINGHAM CHRISTMAS RECYCLING AND WASTE INFORMATION

Household waste, recycling and garden waste collections Normal collection day Will be collected on Delay Monday December 19 Monday December 19 No change Tuesday December 20 Tuesday December 20 No change Wednesday December 21 Wednesday December 21 No change Thursday December 22 Thursday December 22 No change Friday December 23 Friday December 23 No change […]

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Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection

Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection

Public Protection Wokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection with West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest councils, after its decision-making executive agreed this week (24 November).   The new service will cover environmental health, licensing and trading standards, and be run under a new Public Protection Partnership (PPP) starting this […]

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Potential funding to investigate regions housing needs

Potential funding to investigate regions housing needs

HOUSING NEEDS Partners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough.   The EoI is in parallel (and without prejudice) to the strategic planning process that will decide how the homes, transport, […]

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COUNCIL TAX REVIEW OF SINGLE PERSON DISCOUNTS

COUNCIL TAX REVIEW OF SINGLE PERSON DISCOUNTS

COUNCIL TAX A review of council tax single person discounts is soon to be carried out by Wokingham Borough Council, across the borough.   Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure they collect all council tax that is due and any discount, such as for a single person, is only awarded to those residents […]

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WARNING ABOUT FAKE BLUE BADGE WEBSITES

WARNING ABOUT FAKE BLUE BADGE WEBSITES

Blue Badge Wokingham Borough Council is warning disabled residents about unscrupulous scammers who charge people for help when applying for a Blue Badge.   A Blue Badge gives free parking to disabled people and can be applied for by filling out a form and paying £10. However, the borough council has received reports about websites […]

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WOKINGHAM BOROUGH LIBRARIAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

WOKINGHAM BOROUGH LIBRARIAN WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Wokingham Librarian Wokingham Librarian – Wokingham Borough Council’s, reader development officer for young people and families, Elizabeth McDonald has won the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Public Librarian of the Year Award.   The CILIP’s annual awards recognise the outstanding contribution staff make to their customers, the communities they serve, and the […]

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Wokingham Borough Council challenges commuters not to drive this October

Wokingham Borough Council challenges commuters not to drive this October

Wokingham Commuters In a bid to help reduce air pollution and boost economic prosperity in the borough, Wokingham Borough Council has launched a commuter challenge over October. The business with the most employees commuting to work by foot, bicycle, bus, train or car-sharing will win a £100 voucher to spend on their staff and a […]

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YOUR TIME TO SHINE

YOUR TIME TO SHINE

Safer Roads Next month (October), Wokingham Borough Council will be running a competition in partnership with My Journey Wokingham and Safer Roads Wokingham to highlight the importance of being seen during the dark autumn and winter months.   Good visibility means having bright lights and wearing light or reflective clothing and/or accessories when are riding […]

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BILLY THE BEACON AND FRIENDS TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT ROAD SAFETY

BILLY THE BEACON AND FRIENDS TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT ROAD SAFETY

Road Safety in Wokingham More than 3,000 pupils at Wokingham Borough primary and pre-schools will be welcoming a special guest during the next three weeks (October 3 to 20) when road safety guru Louis Taylor teaches them all about how to cross the road safely.   Louis is an entertainer who has been running children’s […]

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First New Secondary Built In Wokingham Borough In Half A Century Welcomes Its Students

First New Secondary Built In Wokingham Borough In Half A Century Welcomes Its Students

Bohunt School in Wokingham The first new secondary school to be built in the Wokingham Borough for more than 50 years opened its doors for the first time today (September 7).   More than 100 students have joined Bohunt School Wokingham, off Sheerlands Road in Arborfield. Initially they will use the existing legacy buildings, next […]