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  • Everything's peachy at Peach Place Demolition of Peach PlaceVisitors to Wokingham town centre have started to see real changes now that the Peach Place demolition works are almost completed, with the 1960s parade of shops removed and work started to remove... 26 April 2017
  • Mobile trader prosecuted for selling falsely described fish Photo of someone wearing a high-vis jacketOn March 31 this year, at Reading Magistrates Court, Francis Gary Damsell,48, of Gibside in Chester Le Street, County Durham, pleaded guilty to three offences of selling fish which had been given... 18 April 2017
  • Focus on Earley Photo of the accessible park at Sol JoelStretching from the M4 in the south to the bank of the Thames in the north, Earley is a place with much more than first meets the eye. 31 March 2017
  • A day to remember Photo of the Registry OfficeThe team at the Wokingham Register Office plays a key role in helping couples get married, or those wishing to renew their vows. 31 March 2017
  • Community Navigators Photo of an elderly lady and her carerVoluntary and community groups provide a vast range of help and support in the Wokingham Borough - but finding your way to the right place is not always easy. 29 March 2017
  • Innovation and investment to help Borough Council cope with funding cuts Photo of a calculator and moneyWe continue to face severe financial challenges and the proposed Budget will be discussed by Council on 23 February. 16 February 2017
  • Woodley town centre plans get green light Woodley precinct is to get a £340k makeoverThe northern end of Woodley shopping centre is to get a £340,000 makeover to make it a more flexible space for traders, shoppers and community events. 03 February 2017
  • Next stage of Wokingham Town Centre regeneration soon underway Artists impression of Rose StreetWokingham Town Centre is due to say goodbye to Peach Street's tired old 1960s façade from Monday February 13, when Wokingham Borough Council's contractor Dawnus Construction Limited starts final... 24 January 2017
  • Aldi confirmed to come to Wokingham town centre Photo of an architect drawingThe pre-let agreement to bring Aldi to Wokingham's regenerated town centre has now been signed. 24 January 2017
  • Focus on Twyford Twyford Fun Run starters ordersNestling in the north of the borough Twyford village is home to some 7,000 people and dates back to Anglo Saxon times. But what makes it special? 29 December 2016
  • Council Tax review of single person discounts Photo of a calculator and moneyA review of council tax single person discounts is soon to be carried out by Wokingham Borough Council, across the borough. 22 December 2016
  • Gold again for canine care Dog photoThe Gold Footprint Award from the RSPCA has again been awarded to Wokingham Borough Council for the way it cares for local stray dogs. 22 December 2016
  • Berkshire councils join forces for One Public Estate Photo of a calculator and moneyWokingham Borough Council is the lead authority in a Berkshire public services partnership which has just been awarded £450,750 in the nationally-acclaimed One Public Estate (OPE) programme. 22 December 2016
  • Not all mail is merry this time of year Letterbox and postMass marketing fraud (MMF) is big business for all the wrong reasons, and if it isn't happening to you there's a good chance it is to someone you know. 21 December 2016
  • Direct Debit is easier for you Photo of a calculator and moneyIf you make regular payments to us such as council tax, housing rent or adult social care charges, have you thought about paying by Direct Debit? 21 December 2016
  • Wokingham Borough Council Christmas opening times Photo of Shute End offices in the snowWokingham Borough Council has announced its office opening hours for this Christmas and New Year period. 05 December 2016
  • New public protection partnership Photo of two people shaking handsWokingham Borough Council is joining a new partnership service arrangement for public protection with West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest councils. 28 November 2016
  • Twyford retailer fined for under age sale of alcohol Photo of someone wearing a high-vis jacketSapra Retails Limited, trading as Loco Store in Unit 1, Longfield Road was fined by Reading Magistrates after pleading guilty to the sale of alcohol to a person under the age of eighteen. 24 November 2016
  • Potential funding to investigate possible solution to region's housing needs Photo of an architect drawingPartners across Western Berkshire have joined forces to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for government funding for a potential garden settlement on the borders of Reading, West Berkshire and... 09 November 2016
  • Have a Safe Christmas roadshow Photo of a bauble on a Christmas treeThe eighth Have a Safe Christmas roadshow being organised by Wokingham Borough Council and its partners will take place next month (December). 09 November 2016
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