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Wokingham Council Awarded £2.95 Million For New Cycle Way

Wokingham Council Awarded £2.95 Million For New Cycle Way

The Department for Transport has awarded Wokingham Borough Council £2.95 million to improve cycling and walking facilities in the borough as part of its Active Travel Fund. Having received over £575,000 when the programme was first announced in 2021, the council asked residents for their views on three potential options, which included a Woodley to […]

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Wokingham Council Sets Out To Eliminate Rough Sleeping

Wokingham Council Sets Out To Eliminate Rough Sleeping

Wokingham Borough Council has set out to eliminate rough sleeping across the borough within the next three years by continuing the hugely successful work it started during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 2020 it has placed almost 100 people who were sleeping on the streets, or in danger of doing so, in temporary accommodation and […]

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Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Anti-Poverty Strategy Feedback Wanted By Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council, together with the local voluntary sector, is asking for residents’ feedback on its draft Anti-Poverty Strategy (2022-26), which is set to be published later this Spring. The draft strategy has been developed in partnership with the Hardship Alliance, a group of four local charities, First Days, Citizens Advice Wokingham, AgeUK Berkshire and […]

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Garden Forest Scheme Launched By Wokingham Council

Garden Forest Scheme Launched By Wokingham Council

In celebration of National Tree Week, Wokingham Borough Council is launching a pilot Garden Forest Scheme, which is part of its aspiration to becoming a net-zero carbon borough, and invites residents to apply for a tree, or trees, for their own garden. Five Year Scheme Over the next five years, we are looking to plant […]

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Wokingham Council Ramps Up CCTV Surveillance To Catch Fly-Tippers

Wokingham Council Ramps Up CCTV Surveillance To Catch Fly-Tippers

Wokingham Borough Council has ramped up installation of CCTV cameras in a bid to crack down on illegal fly-tipping. Following on from the council’s investigatory work in successfully issuing Fixed Penalty Notices to fly-tippers, the overt CCTV cameras, which are moved regularly, have been installed throughout the borough. Since June, a total of twenty-three fly-tippers […]

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Wokingham Covid Rates Rising – Council Comments

Wokingham Covid Rates Rising – Council Comments

Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services says: “Covid-19 infection rates are the highest they’ve ever been in the borough and are continuing to rise. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced at the end of last week that PCR tests completed at testing sites including the Newbury Showground and Mereoak […]

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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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Covid Dashboard Launched By Wokingham Borough Council

Covid Dashboard Launched By Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council is today announcing the launch of a new Covid-19 Dashboard available on the Berkshire Public Health website, which will enable residents to quickly obtain the latest statistics on Covid-19 and access comprehensive guidance on the national restrictions. The dashboard is the first of its kind in the UK, providing real-time data on […]

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Old Bikes Given New Lease Of Life By Wokingham Council In Conjunction With RE3

Old Bikes Given New Lease Of Life By Wokingham Council In Conjunction With RE3

Wokingham Council works in partnership with re3 to give unwanted bikes a new home Wokingham Borough Council has given the term “re-cycling” a whole new meaning with the launch of its initiative to give a new lease of life to bikes that have been left at its recycling centres by residents. The council’s My Journey […]