Woodley Town Council

Addington School nears completion

Addington School nears completion

Construction work on the £4.4million single-storey block at Addington School in Woodley is almost complete. Fit out of the building is now entering the final stages, meaning the Ofsted-rated outstanding school will increase its capacity by about 50 students from September. More young people will access the best SEND education possible in Wokingham borough at […]

Free counselling for young people

Wokingham Borough Council launches free counselling service for young people

Wokingham Borough Council has today announced the launch of ‘Kooth’, a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service for its younger residents aged 11 to 18 years.  Working in partnership with Berkshire West CCG, West Berkshire Council and Brighter Futures for Children service, the council are reaching out to young people across the borough […]

Christmas events in town centre cancelled

Christmas events in Woodley town centre cancelled

The Woodley Town Centre Management Initiative has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Christmas events due to the COvid 19 restrictions and guidelines.  For further information or to discuss with the town centre manager, Brian Fennelly, please email: towncentremanager@woodley.gov.uk.

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Potential new recycling options

Potential new changes to recycling across Wokingham borough

Wokingham Borough Council is considering bringing in weighted, water-proof sacks for its kerbside recycling collection to help keep paper and card dry. Changes in the world market for recycled material have meant that wet paper and card is no longer being accepted by recycling plants – which is hitting the borough’s recycling rates and causing […]

Involve Community Scheme

Free community navigation scheme

Free community navigation scheme from Involve Community Services which aims to support individuals in the Wokingham Borough area to find social and/or physical activities to improve their wellbeing. The service is free for Wokingham Borough residents and/or people registered with a Wokingham Borough GP surgery. Please see the posters for more information.

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Paddling pool to remain closed

Paddling pool to remain closed

After careful consideration we have decided to keep the paddling pool at Woodford Park Leisure Centre closed for the remainder of this summer. The required social distancing, restrictions on numbers able be in the pool and track and trace requirements mean that we would not be able to effectively and safely manage it. We appreciate […]

Road resurfacing

99 roads resurfaced across the borough

Thousands of residents have improved roads outside their homes after Wokingham Borough Council completed resurfacing on almost 100 streets across the area. The council took advantage of quieter roads in April and May to complete work on key travel routes across the borough when many were not using their cars. Works have continued through the […]

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Ideas for new play area

New play area in Woodford Park

Woodley Town Council would like your views on the type of play equipment and features you would like to see in the new play area in Woodford Park behind the Oakwood Centre. The project is in the planning stages and we are looking for feedback from play area users to help us develop the design […]

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Planning & Community Committee Meeting 14 July

Planning & Community Committee meeting 14 July 2020

A virtual meeting of the Woodley Town Council Planning and Community Committee will be held on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 7:45pm, as authorised by the Coronavirus Act (2020), Section 78. The meeting will be open to the public, unless the Council directs otherwise. The meeting will be broadcast on the Council’s YouTube channel – search […]

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Oakwood Centre remains closed

The Oakwood Centre remains closed

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Wild flower meadow map

Wild flower meadow map across the borough

Bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects will be given an easy path through Wokingham borough thanks to a growing network of wildflower planting areas across the borough. Wokingham Borough Council is supporting charity Buglife with its Berkshire B-lines map, which is being backed with funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The […]

Town centre garden suggestions

We want your suggestions for the town centre community garden

🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼 Woodley Town Council would like your views on potential uses for the new community garden in Woodley Town Centre.   If you have any ideas or would like to be involved please contact us at: feedback@woodley.gov.uk Thank you! 🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼🌷🌻🌹🌼 You can find more details about the project HERE.

New street cleaning initiative

New street cleaning initiative across Wokingham borough

Paths and pavements across the Wokingham Borough are getting back to their best following the start of a new street cleansing contract. Residents and neighbourhood groups in Lower Earley have already seen the benefits of the new partnership with Urbaser, with work focused around Hawkedon Primary School. School and housing estate entrances, as well as […]

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New autism consultation

Wokingham Borough Council’s consultation on autism

Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult Social Care (ASC) team are still very much at the forefront of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing vital health care support to all our vulnerable residents across the borough and have today announced the launch of an eight week online consultation that will help shape its new autism strategy. […]

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Protecting local green spaces in Woodley

Protecting local green spaces in Woodley

Wokingham Borough Council has invited Woodley Town Council to suggest areas to be considered for designation as a Local Green Space in the Local Plan Update.  Local Green Space designation is a way to provide special protection against development for green areas of particular importance to local communities. The Local Green Space designation can only be […]