Business and community news archive
- Wokingham Borough Council announces Christmas opening hours
Wokingham Borough Council has announced its office opening hours for this Christmas and New Year period.
10 December 2019
- Paperless billing for Council Tax and Benefit notifications
Wokingham Borough residents can now choose to receive their Council Tax bills and/or benefit notifications online, instead of in the post.
28 November 2019
- Wokingham Borough Council offers residents help with EU Settlement Scheme
Wokingham Borough Council is now offering appointments to assist residents who require additional help applying for UK immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their...
25 November 2019
- Grand opening of Wokingham town centre Premier Inn
It's time to save the date in your diaries as the new Wokingham town centre Premier Inn hotel at Elms Field is officially opened by the Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Soane, on Friday November 15...
12 November 2019
- New community centre coming to Shinfield
A new community centre for Shinfield has just taken a big step forward with planning approval. Now granted.
Shinfield Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council have been working together on the...
08 November 2019
- Loddon Valley Ramblers improve footpath access across the borough
The Loddon Valley Ramblers have made great strides when it comes to improving footpath access across the Wokingham borough. During 2019, their volunteers have installed 14 gates throughout the local...
24 October 2019
- Launch of the Black History Month exhibition
Wokingham Black and Minority Ethnic Forum started its celebration of Black History Month with the official opening of its annual exhibition in the Mall Gallery at the Civic Offices in Wokingham.
23 October 2019
- Council cracks down on illegally dumped waste
Wokingham Borough Council is cracking down on illegal waste dumping and fly tipping by conducting spot checks on businesses. Companies found not to be complying with the law will be given a chance to...
22 October 2019
- Community comes together to rehome Ashridge Nursery in Wokingham
Following a devastating fire earlier this month, Ashridge Nursery has been temporarily relocated in Wokingham Borough Council's Brambles Children's Centre.
03 October 2019
- Black History Month 2019
Wokingham Borough Council and the Wokingham Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum are set to celebrate the borough's diverse community this October during Black History Month.
02 October 2019
- Help Wokingham Borough Council achieve carbon neutrality
Do you have any ideas to help Wokingham Borough Council save the world? Wokingham Borough Council is asking residents for their ideas on reducing the council's carbon footprint in a survey that...
25 September 2019
- Join Wokingham's Wellbeing Conference on World Mental Health Day
To mark World Mental Health Day, residents across the borough are invited to join the Wokingham Wellbeing conference on October 10, at the Holiday Inn, Winnersh Triangle. The event, which is now in...
24 September 2019
- Preparing for Brexit
The UK government has launched a 'Get ready for Brexit' public information campaign to help ensure the general public and businesses are ready when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.
24 September 2019
- Gold national award for Wokingham top canine carers
The Public Protection Partnership's canine carers have won a top national award for the gold standard way they look after stray dogs. For the tenth successive year the Animal Warden service has won...
17 September 2019
- Wokingham opens doors to its first ever grub club
Today volunteers at the Grub Club have been busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen as it opens its door to local Wokingham residents for the first time. The club, which is hosted at Norreys Church,...
26 July 2019
- Builders Merchant fined £60,000 after forklift truck injures employee
Following both an accident investigation and subsequent prosecution by officers from the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), Jubilee Building Supplies Limited was sentenced at High Wycombe...
24 July 2019
- Latest businesses named for Peach Place
Independent boutique Elle Won and national retailer Oliver Bonas will soon be bringing their high end fashions and stylish designs to Wokingham town centre.
01 July 2019
- Arts and Culture are the Business
Three keynote speakers talked about the role of arts and culture as an economic driver and an important “place shaper” for the Wokingham borough. Charlotte Geeves, chief executive of the Henley...
18 June 2019
- Memorial stone proposed at site where archaeologists uncover Cold War structure
Wessex Archaeology has discovered of an Underground Monitoring Post (UGMP) in Arborfield dating back to the Cold War, while working on behalf of Balfour Beatty as part of Wokingham Borough Council's...
01 May 2019
- Easter Holiday Arts Event
We held a number of arts-based activities across the Borough for families and children to enjoy during the Easter school holidays.
25 April 2019