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Ian Waite, Local Strictly Come Dancing Star – Meets Foster Carers at Wokingham Borough Council

Ian Waite, Local Strictly Come Dancing Star – Meets Foster Carers at Wokingham Borough Council

Local Strictly Come Dancing star Ian Waite, took time to meet foster carer Sue Rayment, one of over 50 ‘fab-you-lous’ foster carers at Wokingham Borough Council, to help raise awareness of the need to find a ‘Perfect 10’ more local fostering homes.  Ian Waite Ian, presenter, dancer, business owner and local resident, who returns to […]

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Construction Starts On New Leisure Centre & Library

Construction Starts On New Leisure Centre & Library

With demolition of the former Carnival Pool and surrounding buildings now complete, the next phase of the brand new multi-million pound leisure and library complex starts in earnest. Wokingham Borough Council’s building contractor Pellikaan Construction Ltd moved onto site this week to start construction on the new flagship facilities. New Leisure Centre The new centre […]

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New Dinton Activity Centre, Work Started

New Dinton Activity Centre, Work Started

Wokingham Borough Council broke ground on the first net zero carbon building in Wokingham borough at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Tuesday, 6 October. The building, which will replace the existing Dinton Activity Centre, has been designed with eco-friendly features that aim to achieve net zero carbon in terms of operational energy use. The building […]

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Wokingham Borough Road Resurfacing Second Phase To Begin

Wokingham Borough Road Resurfacing Second Phase To Begin

Twelve key travel routes across Wokingham Borough will see major investment this autumn as we begin our second phase of resurfacing schemes. Thousands of residents will see the benefits of improved road surfaces on main travel routes throughout the borough thanks to a £800,000 programme, starting on 19 October. This is part of the council’s […]

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Winnersh Meadows Boardwalk Opened By Council

Winnersh Meadows Boardwalk Opened By Council

Wokingham Borough Council have officially opened the new and improved boardwalk at Winnersh Meadows this week. The £35,000 project, funded by Winnersh Triangle, the business park owned by Frasers Property, will enable a better connection between the business park and the local community. Many people who work at Winnersh Triangle also live locally and it […]

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Gorse Ride Regeneration Takes Another Step

Gorse Ride Regeneration Takes Another Step

Plans to give Gorse Ride residents top quality homes have taken a big step forward now the planning application has been submitted for the final phases of this ambitious community regeneration. The multi-million pound project will see low quality housing on the Finchampstead estate demolished and replaced with a range of 249 energy efficient homes, […]

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Wokingham Borough GCSE Success

Wokingham Borough GCSE Success

Socially distanced and electronic GCSE results were issued to thousands of teenagers across Wokingham Borough today (Thursday, 20 August). It was an unprecedented results day for students across the country as COVID-19 saw changes in the way results were calculated and given out. 2020 Exams Earlier this year the Government announced all summer 2020 exams […]

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Wokingham Borough A Level Success

Wokingham Borough A Level Success

Students across Wokingham Borough are celebrating a different kind of A-Level results day, with COVID-19 changing the way results were calculated and given out. Some schools across the borough sent out results electronically while others arranged for socially-distanced collections to take place this morning. Canclled Exams After Government announcements earlier this year that all summer […]

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Demolition Of Carnival Pool & Fitness Centre Update

Demolition Of Carnival Pool & Fitness Centre Update

Demolition work on site of the former Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre moves into the final phase after Wokingham Borough Council took possession of the offices formerly known as Southgate House. Works to demolish the offices on Wellington Road will start soon, which will make way for the multi-million pound complex featuring a new larger […]

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Academy Trust Is Chosen To Run New Primary School In Wokingham

Academy Trust Is Chosen To Run New Primary School In Wokingham

A new primary school for north Wokingham is a step closer after The Keys Academy Trust was approved by the Secretary of State for Education to run it. The 210-place school, which is being built with a new community facility on the same site in Matthews Green, is being constructed on land off Queens Road. […]

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