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Online Adult Education Programme Launched

Online Adult Education Programme Launched

COVID-19 has caused many people to lose jobs or have time at home and Wokingham Borough Council is offering them the opportunity to learn something new or build their skillsets in order to get ready for opportunities which come up in the future. Free online training courses to help people into employment are being rolled […]

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Businesses in Wokingham Have Benefitted From £27 Million Support During Pandemic

Businesses in Wokingham Have Benefitted From £27 Million Support During Pandemic

Businesses in Wokingham Borough have benefitted from about £27million of support to date during the Coronavirus crisis, this is made up of business grants and rate relief. Grants & Rate Relief The £27million is made up of more than £10million in grants provided directly to businesses and about £17.5million in business rate relief. Cllr Stuart […]

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Fly Tipping Wokingham – New Council Strategy

Fly Tipping Wokingham – New Council Strategy

At the first virtual meeting of its executive committee on Wednesday 22 April, Wokingham Borough Council approved a strategy aimed at tackling the growing problem with fly-tipping. Fly-tipping has been on the increase in recent years, but has seen an additional increase in the last couple of weeks due to the closure of the rubbish […]

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Wokingham Food Parcels & Essential Items Being Provided By Wokingham Hub

Wokingham Food Parcels & Essential Items Being Provided By Wokingham Hub

The Wokingham Borough Community Hub is now open to provide food, toiletries and other essentials to people in Wokingham borough who need them. Wokingham Borough Council is working with local charities to provide a community wide response to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis. The community hub will be providing food parcels, toiletries and […]

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Wokingham Garden Waste 2020-2021 Renewals Now Open

Wokingham Garden Waste 2020-2021 Renewals Now Open

Green fingered residents will be keen to know garden waste opt in applications for 2020-21 are now open. The annual fee for a 240-litre brown wheeled bins will remain at £60 to ensure garden waste can still be collected easily. There are already 20,000 households across Wokingham borough subscribed to the service, which takes away […]

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Carnival Complex Construction Will Start This Summer

Carnival Complex Construction Will Start This Summer

Work starts this summer on the multi-million pound Carnival complex featuring a new larger leisure centre and library. As the last phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s ambitious Wokingham town centre regeneration, this new centre will become the local destination of choice for residents’ sport, leisure and entertainment. Places Leisure The borough council, along with its […]

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Dinton Pastures Has 20 New Trees Thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre

Dinton Pastures Has 20 New Trees Thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre

Dinton Pastures has 20 new silver birch trees thanks to Squire’s Garden Centre as it helps the borough on its journey to be carbon neutral by 2030. The business in Heathlands Road, Wokingham, teamed up with Wokingham Borough Council to provide trees for the country park in Hurst. Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane joined […]

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Youth Climate Conference To Be Hosted By WBC

Youth Climate Conference To Be Hosted By WBC

Wokingham Borough Council will host its inaugural youth climate conference, as it looks to lead the area to become carbon neutral by 2030. Sixth formers from secondary schools across the borough will be invited to attend the event held at the council’s Shute End offices on March 30, 4pm to 7pm. Topics covered on the […]

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Denmark Street Car Park, Owned By Eurocarparks Sold To Wokingham Council

Denmark Street Car Park, Owned By Eurocarparks Sold To Wokingham Council

There’s great news for visitors to Wokingham town centre today (February 06) as the council has just finalised a deal to re-open the former Eurocarparks section of the Denmark Street car park. Completion is due in the next couple of weeks. WBC has exchanged contracts to purchase the car park and surrounding properties from the […]

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National Apprenticeship Week In Wokingham

National Apprenticeship Week In Wokingham

In support of National Apprenticeship Week, Wokingham Borough Council is encouraging both local businesses and residents to consider the benefits of the apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both apprentice and employer with companies able to take on apprentices at all different levels, from school leavers to people that want to further their […]

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