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  • Government funding for SEND services Child in a school setting in a wheelchair with an adult leaning down next to themWokingham Borough Council has reached an agreement with the Department for Education to invest government funding in development for services for children with special educational needs and... 23 March 2023
  • Bringing a new library to the heart of Twyford Twyford Library projectWokingham Borough Council is restoring and bringing back to the life one of the borough's most historic buildings to provide a permanent home for Tywford Library. 21 March 2023
  • New and improved support service for our valued carers New carers support serviceWokingham Borough Council is reaffirming its commitment to helping unpaid carers by re-launching its Carers Support and Guidance service. 20 March 2023
  • SEND places set to increase as two specialist schools approved Untitled design (6).pngTwo new schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to be built in Wokingham Borough following a successful funding bid by the council. The Department for... 02 March 2023
  • Youth politics event hailed great success WBC Youth Polictics_020.jpgWokingham Borough Council welcomed secondary school pupils from across the borough last week to its first Youth Politics Event, where they heard local councillors debate issues that affect their... 28 February 2023
  • Local pupils artwork unveiled at Gorse Ride Artwork at Gorse Ride.pngWokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Caroline Smith and executive member for housing Cllr Stephen Conway attended a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil artwork produced by local children and their families at... 27 February 2023
  • Robust annual budget to be put forward for approval Photo of a calculator and moneyWokingham Borough Council will be putting forward its annual budget for approval on 16 February, making the tough decisions to ensure that it remains financially sound and protects those most in... 15 February 2023
  • Have your say about community safety Domestic abuse (3).pngWokingham Borough Council has today launched its annual community safety survey, inviting residents to share any issues or concerns they may have about crime or anti-social behaviour. 14 February 2023
  • Council hosts first youth politics event youth MP HOC.jpgWokingham Youth MP Holly Mackinnon is on a mission to ensure younger residents have their say on decisions made about their community 10 February 2023
  • Online safety campaign for children launches Keeping children safe onlineTo coincide with Safer Internet Day, Wokingham Borough Council is reaching out to younger residents and parents to promote online safety advice and resources to keep young and vulnerable people safe 07 February 2023
  • Work starts on new Twyford Library Library.pngThe new Twyford Library has taken another step forward after Wokingham Borough Council entered into a lease agreement with The Polehampton Trust. Work has also started this month following the... 24 January 2023
  • Crowdfund to support community through cost of living crisis A collage - A family wrapped in blankets with warm drinks, a man looks scared while looking at his bills, a woman holds her hands over her head and a man leans on his walking stick uncomfortablyA historically difficult and financially challenging winter means more people are struggling than ever before. In response to the cost of a living crisis a crowdfund has been launched to support... 18 January 2023
  • Encouraging a love of reading at an early age Drydens 664x440 (15).pngWokingham Borough Council is encouraging families to make the most of BookTrust activities, which aim to get all children reading regardless of their background. 13 January 2023
  • Help paying for food and energy after Christmas Lady keeping warm.jpgPeople struggling to pay bills or buy food can apply for a £120 grant to help them get through the winter. Many in Wokingham Borough will be struggling more than ever due to the cost of living... 13 January 2023
  • New school opens places to meet demand and relieve pressure IMG20220617144315.jpgA new primary school in North Wokingham will take on its first pupils from Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) only next month. St Cecilia's Church of England Primary, off Queen's Road, is being partly... 20 December 2022
  • Extra £20,000 to help families during festive break Plates laid out with festive decorations on a dinner tableFamilies in Wokingham Borough will be given more than £20,000 to help with the cost of living during the festive break. 15 December 2022
  • Lucky winners reap the rewards of getting active Active Movement follow up web.pngOne lucky boy is riding to school with joy after he won a brand-new micro scooter in a competition aimed at keeping children active. 14 December 2022
  • Ready to make it a warmer winter Person in red gloves holds snow shaped into a heart.pngAir fryers, slow cookers and other energy efficient items are on offer to residents for free if they are struggling this winter. The Warmer Winter project has been launched by Hardship Alliance... 09 December 2022
  • Wokingham Youth MP joins the debate in House of Commons house of commons.pngYouth MP for Wokingham Borough Holly Mackinnon joined other members of the Youth Parliament from across the UK last month at the annual debate in the House of Commons chamber 07 December 2022
  • Helping those who are unsafe in their own homes Tackling domestic abuse in Wokingham Borough.jpgWokingham Borough Council is reaching out to borough residents who are unsafe in their own homes to ensure they understand what help is available 28 November 2022
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