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Foster Families Required In Wokingham

Foster Families Required In Wokingham

More than 10 local foster families are urgently needed to join the 46 Wokingham Borough Council fostering homes for some of its children and young people in care who want to be fostered close to their families and friends in the borough.  With the annual national Foster Care Fortnight (13 to 26 May) about to […]

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Mountain Warehouse & Ripples Coming To Peach Place

Mountain Warehouse & Ripples Coming To Peach Place

Luxury bathroom design company Ripples and outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Mountain Warehouse are the latest businesses coming to the new Peach Place destination that is taking shape in Wokingham Town Centre. They will be joining other new businesses Cook, the Leafy Elephant, Sit & Sip and Blue Orchid, all of whom are set to […]

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Peach Place Works Update

Peach Place Works Update

The new Wokingham town square at Peach Place is on track to open this month (April) and there is a chance for a sneak preview this weekend. Peach Place will bring a continental-style pedestrian quarter to the heart of Wokingham, with stylish cafes and bars as well as more independent shops and high street favourites […]

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66 Tonnes Of Food Waste Collected In First Week

66 Tonnes Of Food Waste Collected In First Week

Last week Wokingham Borough residents experienced the first collection of their food waste as part of the council’s initiative to increase our recycling rates. In the first week of the scheme, some 66 tonnes were collected. This means that a good percentage of the 64,000 delivered caddies were used. Missed Collections We apologise if some […]

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Food Waste Collections Start Next Week

Food Waste Collections Start Next Week

Wokingham Borough residents will be joining the fight to improve our carbon footprint as food waste collections start next week, April 1. Each household will have a lockable 23-litre kerbside food waste container to prevent animals getting to the waste, along with a smaller kitchen caddy and a roll of caddy liners. Collections Food waste […]

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Elms Field Works Update

Elms Field Works Update

This Tuesday (March 19 2018) marks a year to the day since contractors McLaughlin & Harvey started work on the council’s exciting Elms Field proposals. Progress has been good and later this summer residents will be able to shop in the Aldi supermarket, and enjoy some family fun in the great new play area and […]

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Peach Place Update

Peach Place Update

Last week (March 13) the council was made aware that the main contractor at Peach Place, Dawnus Construction Limited, had gone into Administration. Cllr Philip Mirfin, executive member for regeneration, said: “We were incredibly disappointed to hear the news about Dawnus and feel greatly for the workers and businesses they employed on the site, many […]

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Elms Field – New Roads

Elms Field – New Roads

With work progressing apace at Elms Field the project is about to take a major step forward as new roads, Biscoe Way and Earle Crescent, start to open up to cars and pedestrians. The lower section of Elms Road will also close permanently from its junction with Wellington Road up to the Plaza area by […]

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Garden Waste Changes Coming To Wokingham

Garden Waste Changes Coming To Wokingham

Residents who use Wokingham Borough Council’s garden waste services will see some changes to collections from April. With the increase in housing across the Borough, and the success in take up of the garden waste scheme, many residents who have signed up for the garden waste service will see a change in their collection day […]

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Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road Receives £5Million In Help

Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road Receives £5Million In Help

Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to have been allocated £5million by the Berkshire-wide Business Rates Retention Pilot (BRRP 2) to help fund the Eastern Gateway section of the South Wokingham Distributor Road, part of its Major Highways Project. BRRP2 The BRRP2 is part of a Government pilot which allows local councils in Berkshire, including Wokingham […]