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  • Council cracks down on illegally dumped waste WBC Localities Team 664x440.jpgWokingham 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 resized nursery.jpgFollowing 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 Photo of children taking part in Black History MonthWokingham 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 WCE 664 X 440.pngDo 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 wokingham wellbeing conference.pngTo 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 Brexit preparation.jpgThe 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 Dog web.jpgThe 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 WBC Grub Club03_web.jpgToday 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 Forklift-web.jpgFollowing 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 81 Latest businesses named for Peach Place.jpgIndependent 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 WBC_009 resize.jpgThree 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 Cold War BunkerWessex 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 Rainbow Park arts website.jpgWe held a number of arts-based activities across the Borough for families and children to enjoy during the Easter school holidays. 25 April 2019
  • Company fined for high pressure sales on Wokingham homeowever Shute EndIdrains Southern Ltd, of Henleaze House, Harbury Road, Bristol, was fined £2,500 at Reading Magistrates' Court on 12 April 2019 following an investigation by officers from the Public Protection... 18 April 2019
  • The ripple effect 190413 - Sit & Sip 9.jpgLuxury bathroom design company Ripples and outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Mountain Warehouse are the latest businesses coming to the new Peach Place destination that is taking shape in... 17 April 2019
  • Budget proposal to focus on providing services for residents and protecting most in need Photo of a calculator and moneyWokingham Borough Council will be focussing on its residents by providing lean and efficient high-quality services for all when it considers its budget later this month. 16 April 2019
  • New way to pay for parking at council car parks car park.pngWokingham Borough Council will have new payment machines in their car parks this summer that will be easier to use and will mean customers only pay for the time they have spent in the car park. 15 April 2019
  • Chance to see progress at Peach Place Artists impression of Peach Place SquareThe new Wokingham town square at Peach Place is on track to open this month (April) and there is a chance for a sneak preview this weekend. 10 April 2019
  • Shops in Bracknell and Newbury tested for underage knife sales Shute EndTrading Standards officers from the Public Protection Partnership have been supporting Thames Valley Police in Bracknell and Newbury during this year's National Knife Crime Awareness Week, from 11 to... 22 March 2019
  • Peach Place update Artists impression of Peach Place SquareLast week (March 13) the council was made aware that the main contractor at Peach Place, Dawnus Construction Limited, had gone into administration. 21 March 2019
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