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Changes to self isolation

Changes to self isolation

Self-isolation for COVID-19 cases reduced from 10 to 7 days following negative LFD tests From today, new guidance enables the 10-day self-isolation period for people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) to be reduced to 7 days, in most cases. People who receive negative LFD results on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period […]

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Wokingham Borough Christmas hours

Wokingham Borough Council’s Christmas hours

Out of hours help and opening hours During the festive break Wokingham Borough Council’s main Shute End offices will be closed on bank holidays and operating reduced hours on some other days: Friday 24 December – 9am to 3pm  Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day) – Closed Sunday 26 December  (Boxing Day) – Closed Monday 27 […]

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Changes to bus routes

New consultation on bus routes in Wokingham Borough

Have your say on bus services Bus routes in Wokingham town could be extended to serve new housing under a proposal that is part of a review of bus routes across Wokingham borough. Wokingham Borough Council subsidises most of the services it is reviewing. The Council is now seeking resident’s views on the proposed new bus […]

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Lateral Flow Tests

Covid Lateral Flow Test kits

Covid-19 testing (Lateral Flow Testing) Free Covid-19 testing for everyone All residents across Wokingham Borough can now access free, regular, rapid Covid-19 tests. These are for people with no Covid-19 symptoms. This is important for identifying cases of Covid-19 that we would otherwise not find, as 1 in 3 people who are infected with the […]

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Christmas rubbish collections

Christmas rubbish collections

There are no changes to rubbish and recycling collections this Christmas and New Year.

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Christmas Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

Our normal hours are: M-T: 09.00 – 16.30 F: 09.00 – 16.00 (closed 12.00-13.00)

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Covid passes

Covid passes

From today, Wednesday 15 December, you will need to show your Covid Pass in certain places where large crowds gather. This includes nightclubs, indoor unseated venues with more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people and any event with more than 10,000 people It’s part of Central Government’s ‘Plan B’ measures […]

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ReadiBus awarded for its service

Readibus awarded for its service during the Covid pandemic

Woodley Town Council is delighted that ReadiBus has won an award for pandemic service provision ReadiBus is judged at the CT Awards to have been the best community transport service in England (and a runner-up in the entire UK) for its service provision during the pandemic. The CT Awards in November 2021 named ReadiBus as […]

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Daily LFT for close contacts

Lateral flow tests

From today – 14 December – if a close contact tests positive for Covid 19, you must take daily lateral flow tests, even if you are double vaccinated. Find out how to get test locally here: http://wokingham.gov.uk/community-testing

Woodley's generous Poppy donations

Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion and Woodley Town Mayor thank the residents of Woodley for their generous donations to this year’s Poppy Appeal Woodley Town Council has received a letter from The Royal British Legion thanking the Council and the residents of Woodley for raising £7522.06. Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, also wanted to pass […]

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New Covid rules from 10 December

New Covid rules from 10th December

The UK Government has introduced new Covid rules in England from tomorrow, 10th December (2021). 😷 Face coverings required in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality from 10th December 🏠 Work from home if you can from 13th December 📜 Covid passes will be mandatory in certain settings (nightclubs and settings where large crowds […]

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Woodley Christmas Fayre

Christmas celebrations in Woodley

Woodley Town Mayor helps Christmas festivities get underway in the town centre Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, helped to start Woodley Town Centre’s Christmas festivities by turning on the Christmas lights on Saturday 27th November, along with Christmas poster competition winners Coco Mead (8) and Jocelyn So (6). A long-time Woodley resident herself, Cllr […]

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Community Grant recipients

Community grants November 2021

Community Grants awarded at recent Council Meeting At the recent Strategy & Resources Committee meeting, held on 23rd November, the following community grants were awarded: Kick Twist Cheerleading £250 – To purchase air track equipment to aid the teaching of beginners’ teams. Woodley Adopt a Street Project (WASP) £250 – To purchase additional street cleaning equipment for volunteers. Wokingham […]

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Woodley added to village halls Domesday Book

Woodley added to village hall Domesday Book

Woodley Town Council is delighted to list its halls, Coronation Hall and Chapel Hall, in the village hall Domesday Book. Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), a national charity representing and supporting rural communities, has created a virtual ‘Domesday Book’ for village halls to record the work they are doing in 2021.  ACRE hopes the […]

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Staying Covid safe during Christmas

Staying Covid safe this Christmas

As we count down to the festive season and gear up to spend time with loved ones, here are some tips to stay safe and protected from Covid-19 and other winter viruses.  Here are Wokingham Borough Council’s top 12 tips for staying Covid-safe this festive season.  1. Stay safe when doing your Christmas shopping If you’re […]

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Our carbon conscious Christmas tree

Our carbon conscious Christmas tree

We are delighted to have hired a living, pot grown Christmas tree from the Festive Tree Hire for the Oakwood Centre as part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. The specially selected tree will return to the Festive Tree ‘family’ in January, to continue to grow and be nurtured, ready for us to […]

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New charity community hub

New charity community hub for Wokingham Borough residents

Charity and community hub launches in Wokingham The Wokingham Charity and Community Hub, the first of its kind in the Wokingham Borough, has launched this week (1 December). Initially the hub, which is located at Waterford House in Wokingham town centre, will open for appointments only. Appointments can be booked by calling (0118) 228 0480 or […]

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Join the Garden Forest Scheme

Garden Forest in Wokingham Borough

In celebration of National Tree Week, Wokingham Borough Council is launching a pilot Garden Forest Scheme, which is part of its aspiration to becoming a net-zero carbon borough, and invites residents to apply for a tree, or trees, for their own garden. Over the next five years, the Council is looking to plant 250,000 trees […]

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Covid vaccine bus 4-5th December

Covid vaccination bus 4-5th December

The Covid 19 bus is back this weekend for 1st, 2nd, and booster jabs for the over-16s. No need to book – just turn up! 💉 📌 Saturday 4th December 10.00-16.00 – St Sebastian’s Church Hall 📌 Sunday 5th December 10.00-16.00 – Lower Earley Library

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Electric vehicle charging points

Electric vehicle charging points coming to Wokingham Borough

Dozens of electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed across Wokingham borough in a bid to reduce its carbon emissions and tackle the climate emergency on a local level. Wokingham Borough Council’s executive has approved a small-scale rollout of about 36 on-street points in residential areas. This would be subject to public consultation […]