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  • High-speed broadband set to hit heights in Wokingham High speed broadband to reach 99% of propertiesHigh-speed broadband coverage in Wokingham is set to pass the 99% mark in the final phase of a £40m project. 11 August 2017
  • Business as Usual - Shop Local: Shop Wokingham Wokingham Open for Business.jpgWith the market refurbishment starting, we are keen to stress that Wokingham is still open for business and urge residents to continue to support all our shops and market traders. 10 August 2017
  • Festival fever Photo of the Marvellous FestivalIt's the final countdown for this weekend's family-friendly Marvellous Festival at Dinton Pastures Country Park 27 July 2017
  • Works continues on transforming the heart of Wokingham Artists' impression of what Market Place could look likeWork begins later this month to transform the heart of Wokingham market town into a continental-style space of café tables, market stalls, attractive trees and stylish paving designed for all. 25 July 2017
  • Wokingham Borough Council tops council tax collection rates Photo of a calculator and moneyFor the fourth year running, Wokingham Borough Council has topped the national council tax collection charts for all local authorities. 18 July 2017
  • New partnership starts for adult services celebrating the Optalis merger with RBWMAdult services in Wokingham Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead have joined forces. 03 July 2017
  • Keep an eye out for your poll card Photo of a Polling StationThis week residents will start to receive their poll card from Wokingham Borough Council ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June. 10 May 2017
  • Are you interested in starting your own business? Graduate entrepreneursHave you ever wanted to start your own business? It could soon be a reality as Wokingham Borough Council launches its business start-up course, to help local residents set up their own business. 04 May 2017
  • Make sure you're registered to vote ElectionsWokingham Borough Council is encouraging local residents not yet registered to vote, who wish to do so in the General Election on Thursday June 8, to go online and register now. 03 May 2017
  • Carnival Phase 2 proposals unveiled Artists impression of Carnival Phase 2Over the past few years, Wokingham Borough Council has been looking carefully at library, sports and leisure facilities needed across the Borough. In 2016 it consulted with local residents on its... 27 April 2017
  • 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
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