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Reduced capacity and timings at Dinton

Reduced capacity and timings at Dinton Country Pastures

New measures are being put in place to help reduce visitor numbers at Dinton Pastures Country Park and ensure that social distancing rules can be followed.  Amongst these measures will be an online booking system for the play area between 10am and 4pm on weekends and during school holidays. From 30 January, visitors will need to book a […]

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Covid 19 vaccine fraud

Covid 19 vaccine fraud

Action Fraud is raising awareness of another coronavirus vaccine scam, after it received a high volume of reports relating to a phishing email this week (w/c 25 January). The email, which attempts to trick people into handing over their bank details, was reported more than 1,000 times in 24 hours. It appears to come from the […]

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Garden waste collections resume

Garden waste collections resume

Garden waste collections have restarted following the temporary suspension last week due to #Covid19 staff shortages. Staff from waste collection contractor Veolia have now begun to return to work after self-isolation periods and additional staff have been drafted in to allow garden waste to be picked up as normal. There will be no catch up […]

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WBC funds domestic abuse support

Wokingham Borough Council to fund domestic abuse support

Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive is set to review and approve plans to increase funding into a new domestic abuse support service. The £1.5million contract would cover a five year period with the option to extend for a further two years.  Additional funding of £115,000 for 2021/22 has been requested to help manage the increased […]

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Planning & Community Meeting 26 January

Planning & Community Committee Meeting 26 January 2021

NOTICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING A virtual meeting of the Woodley Town Council Planning and Community Committee will be held on Tuesday 26 January 2021 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 […]

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Garden waste services suspended 19-25 January

Garden waste collections suspended from 19 January

Garden waste collections have been temporarily suspended again in Wokingham Borough due to Covid-19. The waste collection contractor Veolia have made the difficult decision to suspend garden waste collections from 19 January until Monday (25 January) when Veolia are aiming to restart the service. This is due to Covid-19 impacting 40% of Veolia’s staff. There […]

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Business support grants

Covid 19 business support grants update

14/1/21 Wokingham Borough Council is endeavouring to match the pace of Government updates with regard to the delivery of Covid-19 business support grants.  Application forms remain live on the Council website.  A summary page is here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/business-and-growth/coronavirus-announcements/ ARG – Discretionary Grant Scheme Phase 2 covers those businesses which have been severely impacted by the national lockdown […]

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New jobs with Kickstart Scheme

Wokingham Borough Council creates new jobs for youths with its Kickstart Scheme

Wokingham Borough Council has announced that its application to the Government’s Kickstart Scheme has been successfully approved; creating a number of new job opportunities in the area for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.  The aim of Kickstart, which is part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ scheme, […]

Garden waste collections reinstated

Garden waste collection reinstated

11/1/21 Garden waste collections in Wokingham Borough, which were previously suspended due to Covid-19 cases are now reinstated. The suspension, which started on 11 January, due to Covid-19 impacting almost 40% of staff at the borough’s waste collection contractor Veolia, has now been reinstated with a schedule to catch up on missed collections.  Please put […]

Covid 19 vaccine scams

Covid 19 vaccine scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form […]

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TVP Council Tax Survey

Thames Valley Police Council Tax Survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, is seeking your views on a proposed increase to the policing element of council tax for 2021/22. In response to the exceptional operational demands placed on the police, particularly in response to the global pandemic, the Government is increasing funding available to PCCs by up […]

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M4 closures

Local roadworks

M4 closures Highways England has advised that the M4 will be closed in both directions this  weekend, 8-11 January, between junctions 10 (Winnersh) and 12 (Theale). The closure will start after 8pm Friday and the motorway will reopen by 6am on Monday. Further closures are also planned in both directions over next weekend, 15–18 January, […]

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Job vacancy: Committee Officer

Job vacancy: Committee Officer

Committee Officer – Full time Local Government payscale scp 23 – 28 (£27,741 – £32,234) 37 hours a week plus evening meetings for which up to 80 hours overtime per annum is payable and time off in lieu can be offered, subject to agreement. Woodley Town Council is seeking to appoint Committee Officer following the […]

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England now in national lockdown

England is now in a national lockdown

Following the announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the evening of Monday 4th January, England is now in a National Lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid 19.  What you can and cannot do during the national lockdown You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all […]

Woodley Town Council
Planning & Community Meeting 5 January

Planning & Community Committee Meeting 5 January

A virtual meeting of the Woodley Town Council Planning and Community Committee will be held on Tuesday 5 January 2021 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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