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  • Discretionary Business Grant Discretionary Grant relaunch 664x440.pngSince launching the new Discretionary Business grant in June the council has already given over £800,000 to 132 great local businesses. And that's on top of more than £34 million that has already... 02 July 2020
  • Wokingham Borough flag to be flown at half-mast Shute EndOn 25 June, the Wokingham Borough flag will be flown at half-mast at the borough council's civic office in memory of George Floyd. It is one month since his tragic death in America 24 June 2020
  • Council devastated by Reading tragedy Reading 2.jpgWokingham Borough Council, is devastated by the news of the violent attacks and subsequent deaths in the neighbouring town of Reading. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims... 21 June 2020
  • Town centre social distancing Wokingham social distancing 664x440.jpgHave you visited Wokingham town centre in the last week? If you have, you'll have seen the temporary barriers designed to keep pedestrians safe and give them enough room to practice safe social... 19 June 2020
  • Council acts on kebab van safeguarding concerns BBQ King kebab van.jpgWokingham Borough Council has acted on safeguarding concerns to stop a late night kebab van operating next to a centre for children and young people. 18 June 2020
  • Tackling racism matters in Wokingham Borough How we're reacting to tackle racismThere is no place for racism in our society, and Wokingham Borough Council has a long-standing commitment to tackling the problem and will be increasing its efforts in response to recent global... 17 June 2020
  • Coppid Beech park and ride planning application submitted WBC Park & Ride_015 664x440.jpgPlans to build a 250-space park and ride on a key transport route between Wokingham and Bracknell have been submitted. Wokingham Borough Council has applied for planning permission to build the... 11 June 2020
  • Community tree garden construction complete WBC Woodley Town Centre07 664x440.jpgConstruction work to create a new community tree garden in Woodley precinct has been completed, with a raised brick wall installed around the four trees outside Waitrose, near the Crockhamwell Road... 09 June 2020
  • Demolition of former Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre well under way demolition of Carnival Pool.jgpWork to strip and demolish the former Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre in Wokingham is continuing at pace and signals the start of the final phase of our ambitious regeneration scheme in the town. 02 June 2020
  • Council monitors impact of Covid-19 in the local BME community BME COVID 19.jpgWokingham Borough Council is working hard to monitor the impact that Covid-19 is having on the local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community. Evidence continues to emerge that the pandemic could be... 26 May 2020
  • Carnival Pool and fitness centre demolition starts Carnival complex regeneration.jpgWokingham Borough Council has brought forward the demolition of the Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre. Demolition will start on 20 April. 15 April 2020
  • Council redeploy staff to critical community roles web Redeployment.pngWokingham Borough Council has redeployed several officers into community and critical roles, in a bid to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. 09 April 2020
  • Wokingham Borough Commmunity Hub opens its doors WBC Community Hub01.pngThe Wokingham Borough Community Hub is now open to provide food, toiletries and other essentials to people in Wokingham borough who need them. Wokingham Borough Council is working with local... 25 March 2020
  • This Little Piggy comes to Elms Field Little piggy new site.pngElms Field is the only place to be this weekend, with preparations well underway for the grand opening of This Little Piggy, a popular independent childrenswear boutique. Doors will open at 9.30am on... 11 March 2020
  • Are you a litter picking hero? WBC Litter Pick15.pngCome and join the 22 groups so far signed up for our 12th borough community litter pick, on 28 and 29 March. Last year, 25 groups collected more than 30 tonnes of rubbish. People of all ages take... 11 March 2020
  • Construction of multi-million pound Carnival complex starts summer 2020 Carnival complex regeneration.jpgWork starts this summer on the multi-million pound Carnival complex featuring a new larger leisure centre and library. This means from 10 May 2020, Carnival Pool and Fitness Centre will close its... 03 March 2020
  • Combat crime at Wokingham Borough conference Wokingham crime conference.pngThis year's Crime Conference will be held at Wokingham Borough Council offices in Wokingham, with a focus on burglary, fraud and cyber crime. 02 March 2020
  • Wokingham regeneration nominated for prestigious planning industry award RTPI 2020 Awards Logo Finalist.jpgWokingham borough council has been named as a finalist in the category for excellence in planning for a successful economy at the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 27 February 2020
  • Council's Community Vision for the borough Council Vision artwork.jpgWokingham Borough Council will set out its vision and priorities for the next four years when it meets on 20 February, focused on six key themes to make the borough the best place to live, work and... 14 February 2020
  • Budget focused on residents' real priorities Photo of a calculator and moneyWokingham Borough Council is set on 20 February to approve a people's budget focusing spending on those things that matter most to its residents such as protecting the environment, cutting congestion... 14 February 2020
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