Woodley Town Council

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Woodley Artisan market returns 3 June

Woodley Artisan Market to return 3rd June

Woodley’s weekly Artisan Market returns Wednesday 3 June Following guidance from the UK Government during Covid 19, Woodley Town Centre Management Initiative have decided to reopen its Artisan Market on Wednesday 3rd June. The market will have floor markers to help customers adhere to social distancing and this will be under continual review. The market […]

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New adult online classes

New online adult education programme

COVID-19 has caused many people to lose jobs or have time at home and Wokingham Borough Council is offering them the opportunity to learn something new or build their skillsets in order to get ready for opportunities which come up in the future. Free online training courses to help people into employment are being rolled […]

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Woodley allotment beehive success

Woodley allotment beehive success

The beehive project at Woodley Town Council’s allotments is proving to be a great success Reading Road allotment tenants involved in the bee keeping project, which was introduced last year, are under the guidance of bee expert and allotment tenant Steve Cook, who is an official swarm collector. The bee keeping group is a mixture […]

Foster carers virtual event

Drop-in virtual event for foster carers today 20 May

Could you be a brilliant foster carer? Becoming part of a foster family can be life-changing for a young person in care and we need more local families to make this a reality for more young people. Wokingham Borough Council foster carers Matt and Natasha Lee have grown as people since starting in the role […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week across Wokingham Borough and the country is Kindness Books and resources to help adults and children, particularly to help during the difficulties faced during lockdown and the Covid 19 pandemic, can be found by accessing Wokingham Borough Libraries online HERE.

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20,000th donation from Woodley Town Mayor

20,000th donation from Woodley Town Mayor

15/5/2020 Woodley’s Food bank hit the 20,000 donation this week with Woodley Town Mayor Cllr Kay Gilder providing the milestone donation during the Covid 19 pandemic 20,000 food and toiletries have now been donated to the Woodley Food Bank via drop boxes set up at Woodley’s Covid 19 Response group food drive co-ordinator’s house, since the […]

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Planning & Community Committee Meeting 19 May

New planning applications and notice of Planning & Community Committee meeting

15/5/2020 A virtual meeting of the Woodley Town Council Planning and Community Committee will be held on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 7:45pm, as authorised by the Coronavirus Act (2020), Section 28. The meeting will be open to the public, unless the Council directs otherwise. The meeting will be broadcast on the Council’s YouTube channel – […]

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New community garden in Woodley town centre

Woodley town centre to get a new seating area

14/5/2020 Community garden to be set up in Woodley town centre A community garden will be created in Woodley precinct to smarten up the town centre and help boost the local economy as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will be created around the trees outside Waitrose, near the Crockhamwell Road car park, by […]

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Increased demand for foster carers

Foster carers fortnight

11/5/2020 Increased demand for foster carers due to Covid 19 More than 10 foster families are urgently needed in Wokingham Borough, with demand on services set to increase due to the Coronavirus pandemic. One of the pressures of the lockdown measures to manage COVID-19 is an increase in domestic abuse. Nationally, charity Refuge has seen […]

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Update on grass cutting

Update on grass cutting in Wokingham borough

Grass cutting across the borough continues following socially distant guidelines 4/5/2020 Wokingham Borough Council contractors Tivoli have continued to cut the grass across the Borough. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances in order to protect high risk employees, it has been challenging to keep staffing resource consistent. As such, grass cutting progress is currently running behind […]

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Plans to address fly tipping

Wokingham Borough Council’s new plan to address fly tipping

At the first virtual meeting of Wokingham Borough Council’s executive committee on Wednesday 22 April, the Council approved a strategy aimed at tackling the growing problem with fly-tipping.  Fly-tipping has been on the increase in recent years, but has seen an additional increase in the last couple of weeks due to the closure of the […]