Business and community news archive
- Free festive car parking
Shoppers in Wokingham Borough will get an early Christmas present with free parking in the council's car parks on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. Council-owned car parks in towns and village...
25 November 2020
- Council finances - tackling the myths
There are a lot of myths around the council's financial position that Wokingham Borough Council is keen to tackle.
23 November 2020
- Wokingham Borough Council sign Race at Work Charter
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to advancing equality and tackling racism in the workplace and has recently signed up to the Race at Work Charter in partnership with Business in the Community...
18 November 2020
- A 2020 kind of Christmas Market
Shop safely from home and support small local businesses, at the Wokingham Virtual Christmas Market.
12 November 2020
- Newly resurfaced car park open for visitors at Heath Lake
Wokingham Borough Council has recently worked in partnership with Wokingham Without Parish Council, to complete resurfacing work at Heath Lake nature reserve. The project, which cost £16,000, was...
04 November 2020
- Wokingham Borough is watching: campaign to fight fly-tipping
Wokingham Borough Council is cracking down hard on fly-tipping by today launching a new campaign reminding offenders that, 'We Are Watching.' We are committed to keeping the borough clean and green...
02 November 2020
- Council works with partners to keep Borough safe
Wokingham Borough Council's Public Protection Service issued its first fixed penalty notice to a borough business for breaking the Covid-19 10pm closing rule.
28 October 2020
- Staying safe during Bonfire and Diwali celebrations
Wokingham Borough Council is asking its residents to stay safe and be considerate to their neighbours during Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations, especially this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
27 October 2020
- Support for struggling in the Wokingham Borough
The Coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a large number of families and individuals struggling, including many in the Wokingham Borough. During half term the following local groups are offering...
26 October 2020
- Self-isolation payments for low paid who are eligible
People having to self-isolate due to Covid-19 may be eligible to a £500 payment if they are unable to work from home.
20 October 2020
- Black History Month in Wokingham this year
Celebrating the history and contributions of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities is an important date in the borough's calendar for the past 16 years.
01 October 2020
- Council opens new boardwalk at Winnersh Meadows
Wokingham Borough Council have officially opened the new and improved boardwalk at Winnersh Meadows this week
01 October 2020
- New Starbucks Store opens on Elms Field Wokingham
A new Starbucks store will open at Elms Field, Wokingham, on Friday 18 September. Operated by a regional Starbucks licensee Cobra Coffee Ltd – part of Southern Co-op, the store will create 12 new...
15 September 2020
- Take part in the Tackling Racism Matters survey
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to tackling racism. Earlier this summer the council launched a survey in order to better understand experiences of black and minority ethnic people across the...
26 August 2020
- Warning issued on unlicensed puppy breeders
The Public Protection Partnership would like to remind residents who are considering purchasing puppies to do their research and make clear and informed decisions about any new addition to your...
25 August 2020
- Warning of loft insulation scam operating in Berkshire
The Public Protection Partnership have been made aware of residents in Bracknell, Sandhurst and Crowthorne, particularly those that are retired, being targeted for spray loft works.
25 August 2020
- Congratulations to all GCSE students
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...
20 August 2020
- Splash into action at the new Bulmershe Leisure Centre
The multi-million pound Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley has officially opened its doors today (17 August) welcoming guests, members and VIPs from across the borough.
17 August 2020
- £2.4m Dinton Activity Centre plans get go-ahead
Plans for a brand new Dinton Activity Centre were given the green light at latest planning committee (Wednesday 12 August). The £2.4 million scheme features a new two-storey building that complements...
14 August 2020
- Joining forces with Citizens Advice to help people with Council Tax debt
Wokingham Borough Council has signed-up to an agreement with Citizens Advice Wokingham to help people who are in Council Tax debt.
The Council Tax Protocol will see the Council and Citizens Advice...
07 August 2020