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Mobile Rapid Testing Units Hit Wokingham

Mobile Rapid Testing Units Hit Wokingham

Mobile rapid testing units are hitting key locations in Wokingham Borough, as the council continues to expand its lateral flow testing programme. The rapid testing units are being trialled in car parks of retail areas where there is currently a high footfall, including Aldi in Wokingham on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Asda in Lower […]

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Matthewsgreen School Opening Delayed

Matthewsgreen School Opening Delayed

The opening of the new primary school in Matthewsgreen, Wokingham, will be moved back due to delays and continuing risks caused by Covid-19. The pandemic has delayed many construction programmes across the country, including this school and the new homes it has been built to serve. Despite the best endeavours of all involved the completion […]

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Badgers Settle Into New Home

Badgers Settle Into New Home

Badgers have taken to a new home created for them in Finchampstead. Two artificial setts have been created by Wokingham Borough Council and its partners after a sett was found near the area planned for the extension of Nine Mile Ride. The collaboration builds on dedicated monitoring within the borough by the Binfield Badger Group, […]

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‘Every Day is Different’ National Campaign – Wokingham Joins In

‘Every Day is Different’ National Campaign – Wokingham Joins In

Wokingham Borough Council is joining the national ‘Every Day is Different’ campaign in a bid to recruit carers across the borough. This signals our commitment to deliver vital services and compassionate care to vulnerable people across the area in partnership with our care providers. Every Day is Different Job Board Nationally there is a continuing […]

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Recycling Rates Increase Across Wokingham Borough

Recycling Rates Increase Across Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Borough Council had the second largest increase in recycling rates across all local authorities in England last year, according to new Government data. The borough’s recycling rate jumped by 9.8 percentage points to 50.3 per cent according to the data for 2019-20 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Recycling Rates Increase […]

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Virtual Easter Market Coming To Wokingham

Virtual Easter Market Coming To Wokingham

Following the immense success of the Wokingham Virtual Christmas Market last year, Wokingham Borough Council has announced that the platform will continue to operate and support local traders and independent businesses alike this Easter. Where Contrary to large chains, the Wokingham Virtual Easter Market offers unique, one of a kind pieces, original art and quality […]

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Woodland Trust £300,000 Cash Boost For Wokingham Tree Planting

Woodland Trust £300,000 Cash Boost For Wokingham Tree Planting

£300,000 cash boost for Wokingham to boost tree cover and tackle climate change Thousands of new trees will be planted across the Wokingham area thanks to a cash boost from the Woodland trust. The council will benefit from the charity’s Emergency Tree Fund, set up to encourage local authorities to make trees a central part […]

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Census 2021 Arrives In Wokingham

Census 2021 Arrives In Wokingham

This week marks the official start of the census in Wokingham Borough.  Between 3rd – 12th March all households across Wokingham Borough will receive an information pack containing their unique 16-digit access code to complete the census online.  The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a detailed picture of […]

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Matthewsgreen School Taking Shape

Matthewsgreen School Taking Shape

Construction of a new school for Wokingham took a major step this week, with the first phase of modules lifted into place for the buildings. The Keys Academy Trust will run the 210-place school in Matthewsgreen, which is being built on land off Queens Road. The first modular frames were lifted into place last week […]

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Solar Farm Coming To Barkham ?

Solar Farm Coming To Barkham ?

The vision for a net carbon zero Wokingham Borough is starting to look a lot closer now as Wokingham Borough Council shares its ideas for a new solar farm in Barkham prior to submitting a planning application in the next month.   “Tackling climate change is incredibly important for Wokingham Borough and its residents.” Said Cllr […]

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