Woodley Town Council

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Children's Bikeability extended

Children’s Bikeability training extended

    A further 1,400 children in the Wokingham Borough will now be able to benefit from Bikeability cycle training thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport (DfT).   The £61,000 DfT grant to Wokingham Borough Council means this successful and popular scheme can continue in the borough for another year, until April […]

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Christmas is coming to Woodley

Christmas is coming to Woodley

  Last weekend, Saturday 23rd November, the lights on the town centre Christmas tree were turned on by the Christmas poster competition winners and was followed by the annual Carol Concert.     This weekend, the 23rd Woodley Christmas Extravaganza will take place on Sunday 1st December. Starting at 11.15, there will be plenty of […]

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Santa Dash run for Daisy's Dream

Santa Dash run at Dinton

  JOIN THE DINTON SANTA DASH Dust off your running shoes and join the ever-popular Dinton Santa Dash, on Saturday 14 December. Hosted by Barnes Fitness, residents across the borough are invited to take part in the third consecutive event this winter.   This year the run will raise funds for local charity, Daisy’s Dream […]

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Solar panel installation at the Oakwood Centre

Solar panels to be installed at the Oakwood Centre

    Solar Panels will be installed on the Oakwood Centre during the week of 2 December. This is the next step in Woodley Town Council’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.   Scaffolding will be in place along the sides of the building between 2 – 7 December to facilitate the installation.   The […]

Woodley roadworks
Weekly scheduled roadworks - 26 November

Weekly scheduled roadworks – 26 November

For more information on each set of roadworks, please click the link in the road name or contact the responsibly organisation. A3290 A3290 Alpha, Earley, Wokingham 30 November — 01 December Delays likely – Lane closure Works location: TVP to Winnersh Works description: Bi annuals Responsibility for works: Wokingham Borough Council   A3290 A3290 Alpha […]

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Christmas fun at WPLC

Christmas fun at WPLC

Woodford Park Leisure Centre offers its facilities to raise money for the Mayor’s charity Prostate Cancer UK  

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Citizen's Awards

Citizen’s Awards

Do you know of a local hero who helps people in a voluntary capacity in the Woodley area?   Each year, Woodley Town Council celebrates local heroes at its Citizens’ Awards ceremony for individuals whose good works and deeds benefit an individual or organisation in Woodley. These might be people carrying out voluntary work, or […]

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LINK Christmas party

LINK visiting scheme Christmas celebration

  Do you know someone who will be on their own this Christmas?     The LINK Visiting Scheme Christmas Day celebration is open to those living in the Wokingham Borough community who are alone on this day. They provide an opportunity to spend the day in the company of others, enjoying delicious food and […]

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Register to vote

Are you registered to vote?

    The Electoral Commission is urging UK citizen’s to make sure they are registered to vote with a new Got 5? campaign.   In order to vote at the general election on Thursday 12 December, you need to register by midnight on Tuesday 26 November.   Register now at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.     Candidates for […]

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Plastic recycling A-Z

Recycling made easier

  Do you ever wonder exactly what plastic you can put in your recycling box?   re3 has made it even easier for residents to recycle plastic by producing new A-Z Plastic Recycling Wheels. The new wheels are designed as an easy-to-use reminder for people to keep at home when they are sorting out their […]

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WANE Agenda

WANE Agenda 20th November 2019

Please find details of the next Woodley & North Earley Forum’s Meeting   Wednesday 20th November 2019, 7-9pm The Maxwell Room, Oakwood Centre, Woodley RG5 4JZ   Chair: Jackie Rance     A G E N D A     Welcome and apologies Minutes of previous meeting and any matters arising Reports from Neighbourhood Policing Team […]

Woodley roadworks
Weekly scheduled roadworks - 19 November

Weekly scheduled roadworks – 19 November

For more information on each instance of roadworks, please click the link in the road name or contact the responsible organisation.   Keats Road, Woodley, Wokingham 25 November – 27 November Delays likely – Diversion route Name: Diversion  Location: Keats Roar  Description: Streetworks / License – Streetworks Responsibility for event: Wokingham   Tennyson Road, Woodley, […]

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Burglary & Fraud Community Conference

Woodley burglary prevention conference

    Thames Valley Police, in association with Wokingham Borough Council, are hosting a Burglary & Fraud Community Conference on Wednesday 27 November.   Due to a reported increase in the number of residential burglaries across the Bracknell and Wokingham areas, targeting unoccupied homes in order to find and steal jewellery, cash and other items, Thames […]

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Addington expansion continues

Next phase of Addington expansion has begun

    The next phase of work to expand the Ofsted rated outstanding Addington School has begun, as the £4.4million project gathers pace. It means the council will be able to improve the lives of 50 more young people, due to the increased capacity, by giving them the best SEND education possible, when the new […]

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Pudsey visits the Oakwood Centre

Pudsey’s surprise visit to the Oakwood Centre

  On Monday, 11th November, BBC Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear made a surprise visit to a group of children supported by Me2 Club. As a charity kindly supported by BBC Children in Need the very exciting visit from Pudsey was part of this year’s celebrations. The event was also attended by Michelle Jordan from […]

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Coercive control

Don’t disappear campaign

    The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has launched a video  ‘Don’t Disappear’ to raise awareness of relationship abuse.   This is following its ‘Know this isn’t Love’ coercive control campaign from earlier in the year.  It has been launched under the branding of Victims First.  Victims First supports victims and witnesses […]

Woodley roadworks
Weekly scheduled roadworks - 12 November

Weekly scheduled roadworks – 12 November

For more information about each instance of roadworks, please click the link in the road name or contact the responsible organisation.   B3350 Church Road, Earley, Wokingham 14 November — 14 November Delays likely – Road closure Works location: 70-72  Works description: S81 PLANNED COVER REPLACEMENT–WORKS INTENDED TO INCLUDE FIRST TIME PERMANENT REINSTATEMENT WITHIN SAME […]

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Reading Toys & Teens Appeal

Reading Toys and Teens Appeal

We are collecting donations for the Reading Toys and Teens Appeal up to 1st December. Please bring your donations to the Council reception at the Oakwood Centre. Thank you.  

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Remembrance 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Remembrance Memorial today (11/11/19)                    

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Climate change in Woodley

Woodley Town Council’s commitment to Climate Change

  At the Full Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 October, the following motion was adopted:   “This Council notes that: The impacts of climate breakdown are already causing serious damage around the world. Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018) may still be possible with ambitious action from national and […]

Wokingham Borough Council
Fighting speculative planning

Wokingham Borough Council fighting speculative planning applications

    Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive has approved a £630,000 ‘fighting fund’ to help it defend its planning decisions against speculative developers’ appeals to the Planning Inspectorate.   The council is facing an increasing number of speculative planning applications for developments in unsustainable locations, on land not allocated for development. Although these applications are […]

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Christmas poster competition winners

Woodley town centre Christmas poster winners

  The competition to design a poster to advertise the annual Woodley town centre extravaganza received a number of fantastic entries and we would like to say a huge thank you to those children who participated. It was, as always, very difficult to choose the three winners but, after much deliberation, these are the three […]

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Garden of Remembrance closed

Garden of Remembrance closed today

    The Garden of Remembrance will be closed today due to essential tree works. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

New adult care services

New adult care social department at Wokingham Borough Council

  Wokingham Borough Council has launched a new streamlined adult social care department that will provide vulnerable adults across the borough with a more efficient and improved quality of service.   In-house The council has brought statutory functions previously carried out by Optalis (a local authority company jointly owned with the Royal Borough of Windsor […]

Woodley roadworks
Weekly scheduled roadworks - 05 November

Weekly scheduled roadworks – 05 November

For more information on each instance of roadworks, please click the link in the road name or contact the responsible organisation. A3290 A3290 Alpha, Earley, Wokingham 05 November — 07 November Delays likely – Lane closure Works location: Thames Valley Park to Winnersh ALPHA lane one closure Works description: Bi annuals Responsibility for works: Wokingham […]

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Equality & Diversity Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

    Woodley Town Council has adopted a policy statement regarding the Public Sector Equality Duty. As an employer, the Town Council has a duty to encourage and promote equality in providing its services and in carrying out its public functions and the Equality and Diversity Policy sets out how the Council will do this. […]

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Trial of plastic kerbs

Wokingham Borough Council to trial plastic kerbs

    The innovative scheme will be run by Wokingham Borough Council alongside its highways contractor Volker Highways. Using plastic kerbs reduces the amount of carbon produced in manufacturing, transport and construction by about 40 per cent compared to concrete kerbing. Plastic kerbing, which looks almost identical to concrete kerbs, contains about 88 per cent […]