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  • Celebrate the Coronation online UK bunting.pngIt's almost time for the biggest national event of the year which will see many Wokingham Borough residents throw street parties, decorate their homes with bunting and participate in various fun events to celebrate His Majesty The King's Coronation. 21 March 2023
  • First set of bricks laid at Gorse Ride Cllr Stephen Conway and Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Caroline Smith laying the first set of bricks.pngA significant milestone has been reached at Wokingham Borough Council's flagship regeneration scheme at Gorse Ride in Finchampstead where the first set of bricks for the first new houses in Phase 2A have been laid by Borough Mayor Cllr Caroline Smith and executive member for housing Cllr Stephen Conway. 21 March 2023
  • Andy and Debbie - host story Debbie and AndyAndy and Debbie have been hosting a mum and her two children since August 2022. Here they share what that has been like for them. 14 March 2023
  • Ros - host story 13 March 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 the council's flagship regeneration scheme at Gorse Ride in Finchampstead on 21 February 2023. 27 February 2023
  • Planet Pledge campaign launched to help tackle the climate emergency Planet pledge.pngWokingham Borough Council is proud to launch an ambitious Planet Pledge campaign to inspire and encourage people to make changes to help address the climate emergency. A Planet Pledge is a solemn promise an individual chooses and delivers over the course of the year to tackle the climate emergency. 06 February 2023
  • Council to consider ceasing further work on 3G pitch until strategic review concludes 3G pitch.jpgWokingham Borough Council's decision-making executive will consider plans to cease further work at this stage on a proposed 3G sports pitch at Maiden Erlegh School when it meets next week (26 January). 18 January 2023
  • Christmas and New Year waste collections 2022 Image of blue bag, food waste caddy and two green waterproof recycling bagsChanges to waste and recycling collections during the festive period 2022 07 December 2022
  • New and improved Greggs store opens at Peach Street Greggs signage.pngCustomers and Greggs fans are in for a treat as the British food-on-the-go retailer opened its doors at its new premises at Peach Street in Wokingham on Saturday 26 November 2022. 28 November 2022
  • Reading to Wokingham Toy Run 2022 road closures Someone in a Santa costume sat on a motorbikeInformation on Reading Toy Run rolling road closures 24 November 2022
  • Groundbreaking regeneration work starts at Gorse Ride Groundbreaking regeneration work starts at Gorse Ride.pngLast month, Wokingham Borough Council and appointed contractor, Wates Residential, reached a milestone as they broke ground on the affordable housing regeneration scheme at Gorse Ride in Finchampstead. 16 November 2022
  • Gorse Ride roads lead to bloom Wokingham Borough Mayor and Wates Construction present certificates and prizes to children at Gorse Ride Junior School.jpgWith the next phase of Wokingham Borough Council's Gorse Ride affordable housing regeneration underway in Finchampstead, attention has started to turn to naming the four new roads and five apartment blocks which will be built as part of the scheme. 25 October 2022
  • Council moves forward to deliver the Leisure Strategy 3G pitch.jpgThe 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 improved facilities) funding to enhance sports facilities at The Forest School in Winnersh and the progression of a new 3G pitch, subject to planning, Football Foundation funding and public consultation. 05 August 2022
  • Plans to relocate Twyford Library turn an important page Book shelves.pngProposals 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 Polehampton Boys school building and allocate an additional £330,000 towards the works. 01 August 2022
  • Case study - Moving with Confidence scheme Man exercising at home on a chair.jpgIts one year since Wokingham Borough Council identified a health and wellbeing need and launched its Moving with Confidence scheme to help residents recondition through low-intensity, strengthening exercises, helping them to build their confidence and become more mobile following the social isolation created through the Covid-19 pandemic. 25 May 2022
  • Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee online Celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee online.jpgWokingham Borough Council is delighted to invite all residents, including town and parish councils, businesses, voluntary, community sector groups, organisations, multi-faith and local groups to take part in its Engage Wokingham website dedicated to celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 12 May 2022
  • Mayor helps to plant fruit trees at Dinton Pastures Mayor helps to plant fruit trees at Dinton Pastures.jpgWokingham Borough Council teamed up with Freely Fruity and the Mohanji ACT Foundation UK to plant twenty-nine fruit trees and hundreds of hedgerows at Dinton Pastures Country Park. The event took place on Saturday 12 March 2022 and was attended by Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Keith Baker MBE. 24 March 2022
  • Video - Tackling domestic abuse in the borough Tackling domestic abuse in Wokingham Borough.jpgWokingham Borough Council has released a 'tackling domestic abuse in the borough' video, letting residents, victims and survivors know that support is available locally. Executive member for neighbourhood and communities Cllr Bill Soane said, “We are working hard to deliver the Domestic Abuse Strategy (2021-2024), to support victims, survivors and their families living in our borough and encourage those who are perpetrating abuse to access help to address their behaviour. 21 March 2022
  • Last chance to get a free tree! Tree in the shape of a heartWokingham Borough Council is offering residents to apply for a free tree for their garden as part of their Garden Forest Scheme, closing on 31 January. 25 January 2022
  • Let's talk climate - uniting the community around the climate emergency Let's Talk Climate.pngWokingham Borough Council is this week launching its Let's Talk Climate project, inviting interested parties across the area to take part in peer groups and e-panels on climate change. 07 January 2022
  • Climate Emergency Newsletters Photo showing field, one side green and growing, one side barrenClimate Emergency Newsletters 04 January 2022
  • Climate Emergency Climate change imageInformation and updates on what we are doing to tackle climate emergency. 04 January 2022
  • White Ribbon Day motion 276 Council supports domestic violence awareness campaigns.jpgWokingham Borough Council is fully committed to ending all violence against women and children. 25 November 2021
  • BXGFit takes shape at Peach Place BXGFit Wokingham.jpgFinal preparations are taking place at Wokingham's first boxing fitness hub, BXGFit, as it gets ready to open this winter. The council has invested in the state-of-the-art boxing fitness hub at Peach Place, Wokingham, following an increased demand in combat sports and fitness sessions across the borough. 10 November 2021
  • Support for those diagnosed with Cancer Cancer champions.pngOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Being diagnosed with breast cancer, or any other cancer, can be a devastating shock to people, with many feeling isolated and alone, and not knowing where to turn to get support. But it's important that people understand they are not alone, that others have gone through similar journeys themselves, and that support is available. 08 October 2021
  • New facility opens at Cantley Park to boost grassroots sport 3G Pitch at Cantley Park - Wokingham Borough Council.jpgA brand new state-of-the-art 3G pitch with floodlights was officially opened by Wokingham Borough Council at Cantley Park in Wokingham on 1 September. The new 3G Pitch was made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government's Football Foundation. After netting a £616,619 grant amount grant from the Football Foundation, work begun on the site in January 2021. 02 September 2021
  • Dance the night away with Marvellous 2021 Dinton Pastures - Marvellous Festival.jpgGet ready to throw your arms in the air, sing and dance the night away as the Marvellous Festival returns for the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2021 at Dinton Pastures Country Park. Held within the stunning, picturesque grounds of Dinton Pastures Country Park, Marvellous is a tribute act festival where music fans and festival-goers are invited to spend the weekend having fun in a safe, outdoor space. 09 July 2021
  • Generous donation helps launch pilot service to help people with mental health issues in Wokingham Borough res.pngWokingham Borough Council is delighted a pilot scheme to help people with mental health issues in the borough, thanks to a £250,000 donation from a Remenham family. 22 January 2021
  • Council cuts carbon with LED lights WBC New School Lighting05 news site.pngWokingham Borough Council is making its schools more environmentally friendly, one building at a time through a variety of energy saving programmes. First up, lighting. 08 October 2019
  • Celebrations in honour of International Day of Older Persons resizWBC Celebrate Age_030.jpgTai Chi, Zumba Gold and beauty treatments were enjoyed by guests celebrating the International Day of Older Persons at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, on 1 October. 03 October 2019
  • New public toilets in Peach Place Peach Place public toilet.jpgThe new public toilets in Peach Place opened this week – another step towards the completion of Wokingham Town Centre's regeneration. 03 October 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
  • Mums support programme launches in Wokingham resize mz.jpgWokingham Borough Council's partner, Places Leisure has announced the launch of Mums' Zone, the new holistic health and wellbeing initiative for mums and their babies. 09 August 2019
  • Public Rights of Way improvement plan rezise.jpgThe Public Rights of Way (PROW) network, which consists of 164km of public rights of way and is 18% of the total highway network within Wokingham Borough, is used by thousands of people to get to work and school, as well as to enjoy the countryside. The Council has just updated its Rights of Way Improvement Plan and wants your feedback. 24 July 2019
  • Community champions recognised in latest Mayor's Roll of Honour awards WBC resize.jpgVolunteers from Earley Air Cadet Squadron, Norreys Church and Earley Environmental Group are the recipients of this month's Wokingham Borough Mayor's Roll of Honour awards for outstanding commitment and contributions to the area. 24 July 2019
  • Bulmershe Leisure Centre topping out WBC Bulmershe Topping Out_011.jpgThe highest point of the new £14 million Bulmershe Leisure Centre has been completed, with students, councillors and project teams invited to mark the key milestone. 10 July 2019
  • Road closures for Elms Field Regeneration work RoadworksWokingham Borough Council will be putting the finishing touches to its road improvements related to the Elms Field regeneration. 20 May 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 Wokingham Town Centre. 17 April 2019
  • Coombes Woods update ING_45998_00738-trees.jpgUpdate on protected woodland at Coombes Woods 04 January 2019
  • Demolition marks milestone in Gorse Ride regeneration Gorse Ride demolition Cockayne CourtWokingham Borough Council's Gorse Ride regeneration has taken a further step forward with demolition of the former Cockayne Court Care Home and surrounding properties now underway. 12 December 2018
  • Drainage work on Wellington Road Elms FieldDrainage work is due to take place on Wellington Road, between Monday 3 and Sunday 9 December, as part of the Elms Field development. 27 November 2018
  • New Bulmershe Leisure Centre gym for news site.jpgOur plans to build a new £14million Bulmershe Leisure Centre are moving along, now that we've submitted its planning application. 20 September 2018
  • Gorse Ride regeneration Gorse Ride website.jpgOutdated housing on Gorse Ride estate is set to be demolished and replaced by high quality new homes thanks to a £30million investment from Wokingham Borough Council. 20 September 2018
  • Market Place improvements Market PlaceWe are working with Wokingham Town Council to make improvements to Market Place. 05 September 2018
  • Wokingham town centre regeneration Elms FieldOver the last few years we've consulted with residents and businesses and developed a scheme which helps deliver some of the most important things from the Wokingham Town Centre Masterplan. 26 April 2018
  • Wokingham Housing: the story so far... WBC New House_001.jpgFind out what our housing developer, Wokingham Housing, has been up to. 24 April 2018
  • 21st Century Council Programme: How we are improving customer service for all residents 21st%20Century%20Council%20logo.jpgOur far reaching 21st Century Council Programme is making a significant contribution to our overall plans, and we are becoming a leaner, more efficient council costing significantly less to run. 29 March 2018
  • Roads and current roadworks Shute EndInformation about making sure the Wokingham Borough road network is kept up to scratch with maintenance and upgrades, as well as building new roads. 26 January 2018
  • Major developments Photo of a group of people looking at a planning documentWe, like most of south east England, are experiencing a housing shortage. In 2010, we were tasked with finding a way to accommodate over 13,000 new homes in the borough. 28 December 2016
  • Local Plan Update Photo of the Local Plan Update logoWork is underway on the Local Plan Update which will shape the future of Wokingham Borough and guide development in the borough for the next 20 years. 21 October 2016


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