Leisure and libraries news archive
- Celebrating 35 years of joy at Lower Earley Library
A series of events are being held to celebrate 35 years since the opening of Lower Earley Library, including a quiz, charity coffee morning and much more.
04 November 2022
- Town abuzz during book festival
Hundreds of young readers enjoyed the exciting return of the Wokingham Children's Book Festival held during the weekend of October 15 and 16.
02 November 2022
- Carnival Hub recognised as finalist for industry award
The Carnival Hub, Wokingham Borough Council's flagship community building, has been named as a finalist for the Thames Valley Property Awards.
28 October 2022
- Next phase of Wokingham to Arborfield greenway begins
Work is about to start on the next phase of Wokingham Borough Council's greenways, a network of typically traffic-free paths linking key destinations across the borough. The authority's contractor...
13 October 2022
- Joy for young readers as book festival returns for fifth year
Young readers get ready as we've some incredible, award winning authors coming to Wokingham in October for the fifth year of the Wokingham Childrens Book Festival.
21 September 2022
- Wokingham Library at the Carnival Hub opens next week
Wokingham town centre's new library is set to open next week at the Carnival Hub, the council's flagship new community building.
15 September 2022
- Have your say - 3G sports pitch consultation
Come and find out more about the council's potential proposal on building a 3G sports pitch at Maiden Erlegh School in Earley at one of its drop-in sessions taking place later this month and take...
05 September 2022
- Huge success for Drag Queen Story Hour UK sessions
Wokingham Borough Council would like to thank residents following the success of the Drag Queen Story Hour UK sessions held recently at some of its libraries.
02 September 2022
- New leisure centre becomes breastfeeding friendly venue
Wokingham Leisure Centre @ Carnival Hub, Wokingham Borough Council's new flagship community building, has become a breastfeeding friendly venue.
31 August 2022
- Free open day at Cantley Park to encourage love of fitness
Wokingham Borough Council's Sport and Leisure team are running a series of free activities to celebrate National Fitness Day (21 September).
30 August 2022
- Date announced for opening of new Wokingham Library at the Carnival Hub
Local residents are in for a treat when the new Wokingham Library opens its doors at the Carnival Hub on Monday 19 September at 1.30pm.
19 August 2022
- First of its kind micro library comes to Shinfield
Residents of Shinfield will be able to access a wide range of books closer to home following the arrival of a new micro library in the village. The self-serve facility has opened at the School Green...
15 August 2022
- Council moves forward to deliver the Leisure Strategy
The council's decision making executive has approved proposals to deliver the Leisure Strategy (2021-25).
The proposal includes using Section 106 (money paid by housing developers for new and...
05 August 2022
- Interactive storytellings to promote diversity and inclusion
Three Wokingham Borough libraries will host a nationally acclaimed drag performer during fun and interactive storytellings later this month.
04 August 2022
- Plans to relocate Twyford Library turn an important page
Proposals to relocate Twyford Library from its existing site to a new home turned an important page last week (28 July) when the Council's executive voted to complete the lease for the Old...
01 August 2022
- Denmark Street library to remain open for summer holidays
Wokingham families will have plenty to do this summer after a decision to keep the existing Wokingham Library on Denmark Street open for the school summer holidays, before moving to a new home at the...
25 July 2022
- Wokingham Leisure Centre welcomes its first customers
Wokingham Leisure Centre at the multi-million pound Carnival Hub, Wokingham Borough Council's new flagship community building, has officially opened its doors today (25 July) and welcomed customers...
25 July 2022
- Make sparks fly with science experiments at home
Wokingham Borough Council is encouraging children to get excited about science by offering Reading Sparks activity boxes containing fun experiments.
19 July 2022
- Council recognised at Construction Excellence Awards
Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to have been named Client of the Year at the Constructing Excellence Awards.
14 July 2022
- Marvellous returns to Dinton Pastures with fun and excitement
The family-friendly tribute festival Marvellous is returning to Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst, offering a great variety of entertainment for all ages. Taking place on 23 and 24 July 2022,...
11 July 2022