Woodley Town Council

Coronation Picnic in the Park

Coronation celebration for King Charles III

Join us for a FREE afternoon of music and entertainment to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III! 🥳 📅 Sunday 7th May, 2-5pm 🌳 Woodford Park Memorial Ground 🍦 FREE Ice Cream 🎤 Live band 🤹‍♀️ Entertainment 🤩 Plus more to be announced! Bring a picnic, your friends and family for FREE afternoon of […]

Local transport plan survey for Wokingham Borough
Local transport plan survey

Local transport plan

Wokingham Borough Council is updating its Local Transport Plan, an official document guiding how it makes all kinds of improvements to footways, cycle lanes, roads and other transport networks as the Council faces the challenges of the decades to come. This will offer more ways of getting around and more chances to leave the car […]

Woodley Festival 2023
Woodley Festival 2023

Woodley Festival 2023

The Woodley Festival of Music and Arts returns this weekend Over the past fifty-two years, the Woodley Festival annual event has provided a platform for young people to develop their talents in a supportive and encouraging environment. It also provides an opportunity for performers to gain valuable experience and receive feedback from professional adjudicators.  Entry […]

Woodley's Community Heroes Awards 2023
Woodley's Community Heroes Awards

Woodley’s Community Heroes Awards

Matt Allwright hosts Woodley’s Community Heroes Awards for second year running We were delighted to hold our annual Community Heroes Awards on Friday 24 February at the Oakwood Centre, compered by the BBC One Show’s Matt Allwright, honouring local heroes as nominated by the residents of Woodley. The awards have been rebranded from the former […]

Minute's silence for Ukraine


24th February 2023 We will be joining the nation in a minute’s silence at 11am to mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 🇺🇦

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Youth Arts & Culture Survey

Youth Arts & Culture in the Borough

Wokingham Borough Council is seeking to understand how young people in the Wokingham Borough area are involved in arts activities and events, and their views on how to make the borough an arts and culture hub. The survey is part of a wider consultation with young people about arts in the borough and is funded […]

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New housing survey

Survey on new houses in the Borough

Fewer new homes may need to be built in Wokingham Borough if proposed changes to the national planning system go ahead – and residents are urged to have their say while the Government is still consulting.  The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities wants people’s views on the amendments, which it put forward in […]

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Council Tax bills 23-24

Council Tax Bills

Council Tax Bills 2023-24 Wokingham Borough Council has finished preparing the new Council Tax bills and you can view your bill online HERE. You will need to register for an account and you can also switch to paperless billing. Paper bills will be posted from 10 March. For any enquiries, please contact Wokingham Borough Council: […]

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Council Tax support

Further funding available for Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Wokingham Borough Council has agreed a proposed £100,000 increase in funding for the council tax reduction scheme (CTRS), to help residents who may experience financial difficulties in paying their council tax. The growth to the localised CTRS, agreed at full council in January, will ensure more working age borough residents have access to financial help. […]

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Survey on local transport plans

Have your say on transport plans for Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Borough Council is asking for resident’s views to help it write a new, updated version of its Local Transport Plan, an official document guiding how it maintains and improves footways, cycle lanes, roads and other transport networks for many years to come. This will offer residents more ways of getting around and more chances to […]

Proposed ward boundaries in Wokingham Borough
Survey on new ward boundaries

Chance to have your say on Borough Council Ward arrangements

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has launched a consultation on the electoral wards within Wokingham Borough and is calling on residents to give their views. Proposal The LGBCE is proposing that there should be 18 wards in the borough, seven fewer than there are now. These 18 wards will each be represented […]

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Concerns with parking charges

Woodley Town Council raises concerns over proposed parking charges

Woodley Town Council’s Planning & Community Committee has sent a letter to Wokingham Borough Council outlining concerns with its proposed new parking scheme. The letter provides a balanced, non-political view of all members of the Committee, which is represented by a mix of Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour Councillors. The concerns with the new parking […]

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Blue bin bag deliveries

Blue bag deliveries

Blue general rubbish bags will start being delivered across Wokingham Borough by Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) from Monday 6 February. They will be dropped on doorsteps over a six-week period, with all houses receiving them by mid-March.  Each house will receive a roll of 54 blue general rubbish bags, covering the period between April 2023 […]

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Cost of Living Support

Cost of Living Crisis Support

Help is available if you are struggling financially during the Cost of Living Crisis. Download a guide to support services HERE.

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New way to report highways issues

Highways in Wokingham Borough

New way to contact highways and transport teams at Wokingham Borough Council Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) has introduced a new way for residents to get in touch with a query or request about highways and transport. In its new self-service portal, you will be able to choose from a range of things to contact WBC […]

Health care survey

Health care survey

Health and care partners want to hear your views on priorities for improving health, care and wellbeing services in the future The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is a group of organisations which plan and provide health and care services for nearly two million people who live and work in the local authority areas of Buckinghamshire, […]

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Friendship Tables & Warm Spaces

Friendship Tables and Warm Spaces

Here is the latest edition of The Friendship Alliance’s newsletter sharing local activities, groups, events, and services, including its Friendship Tables and Warm Spaces across Wokingham Borough. Please download a copy HERE. Friendship Tables

ID to vote at May elections

ID required to vote at May elections

For the first time, residents of Wokingham Borough will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections.  Anyone who wishes to vote is therefore being urged to make sure they are ready when May arrives by checking they have an accepted form of ID. There are many forms of ID that are […]

New pathways at Malone Park

New pathways at Malone Park

Work to add pathways from Jerome Road and Malone Road to Malone Park play area will begin the week commencing 23rd January. The play area will still be accessible but please bear with us if areas across the grass are restricted. The new pathways will be suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, enabling people […]

Parking charges in Wokingham Borough

Parking charges in Wokingham Borough

Wokingham Borough Council has drawn up a draft traffic regulation order to allow an increase to its off-street parking charges across the Borough. Under the proposal, the daytime charging period for all off-street council owned car parks would increase from the current times of 8am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday, to between 6am and 10pm, […]

Town Centre toilet closed

Town Centre public toilet closed

9th January 2023 The Public Toilet in the Town Centre is currently out of order. We are working to return this to use as quickly as possible and apologise for any inconvenience caused. There are public toilets at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley Library, Woodley Centre Surgery and Crumbs Coffee shop.

FREE bike checks at WPLC

FREE bike checks at Woodford Park Leisure Centre

Dr Bike will be at Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Woodley between 2.30-3.30pm on Thursdays starting on 19 January carrying out FREE bike checks to make sure your bike is roadworthy. Book a slot and get our Dr Bike to diagnose any issues and, if he can, he’ll fix them for FREE!!  If there are any […]

Youth Arts Consultation

Youth arts consultation

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) wishes to consult with children and young people living in the Borough, on their relationship with arts and culture, to feed into an action plan around opportunities for the creative arts in Wokingham.  WBC is working with The Bold and Tender Artist Collective to deliver this consultation.  The consultation will be […]

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Co-option of councillors

Co-option of councillors at Woodley Town Council

Woodley Town Council has two opportunities for co-opted Councillors to join the Council for the remainder of the municipal year (to May 2023).  This is because no elections were called in respect of Councillor vacancies in Bulmershe and South Lake North wards.  If you feel you have something to offer to the community and are interested […]

Merry Christmas

Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas from Woodley Town Council and a message from Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel.

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Sustainable Christmas tips

Tips for a sustainable Christmas

Wokingham Borough Council has lots of tips for a sustainable Christmas… Sustainable present ideas   Wrapping and packaging Christmas cards Christmas trees Christmas decorations Food and drink Recycling tips from Re3

Brown Bag Cafe closed 14th December

Brown Bag Cafe closed 14th December

Brown Bag Cafe will be closed on Wednesday 14th December while the Oakwood Centre has new doors fitted. Thank you for your understanding.

Community Grant Winners - Dec 2022
Community Grant recipients

Community Grants awarded at Full Council Meeting

At the recent Full Council meeting, held on 6th December, community grants were awarded to seven organisations, presented by Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel.  Community Grants awarded Berkshire Vision £250 – To support the organisation to continue to offer a wide range of events and activities for visually impaired and blind people in Berkshire. Three C’s […]

Defibrillators at Oakwood & WPLC


We have installed two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) outside the Oakwood Centre and Woodford Park Leisure Centre (WPLC).  The defibrillator at the Leisure Centre is located on the rear of the building, opposite the 3G pitch, while the defibrillator on the Oakwood Centre building, is located on memorial ground side, across the field from Coronation […]

traffic enforcement survey
Traffic enforcement survey

Traffic enforcement survey

Wokingham Borough Council is seeking views from residents, businesses and other interested parties on its plans to apply to take over the enforcement of some moving traffic offences across the borough. The consultation asks a few short questions and is available on the Engage Wokingham Borough platform from 21 November to 2 January 2023.  Traffic offences Moving […]

Loddon Bridge viaduct disaster memorial
Loddon viaduct disaster memorial

Loddon Viaduct Disaster Memorial Tree

On the 26th October 1972, the A329M bridge over the Loddon collapsed, while under construction. It tragically resulted in three deaths and ten injuries. In honour of those involved, Woodley Town Council and Earley Town Council planted a Hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) tree in Dinton Pastures, near the cafe. Earley Town Mayor, Cllr Tahir Maher and Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kay […]

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TPOs in South Lake

Tree Protection Orders in South Lake

At the recent Planning & Community Committee meeting, Cllr Richard Skegg raised concern about a little-known Tree Protection Order (TPO) covering the South Lake area of Woodley. TPO-0003/1951 prevents any unauthorised works or felling of any tree, from sapling to fully established tree, regardless of age, origin, quality, or value to the neighbourhood within the South Lake […]

E-vehicle charging points

EV charging points in Wokingham Borough

Locations confirmed for new electric vehicle charging Wokingham Borough Council has just announced the sites for new electric vehicle charging points, which should encourage higher ownership when they are installed with Government funding next year. They’ll be funded by a grant from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, […]

Armistice Day 2022
Armistice Day 2022

Armistice Day 2022

We will remember Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Armistice Day and those who laid a wreath. Royal British Legion Our thanks go to Trevor Knights, President of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion, who read the Exhortation to the Fallen and recited the Kohima Epitaph. We also thank him for his […]

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Annual Grants

Annual Grant applications

Applications for our Annual Grants are currently open and close on 15th December 2022 Application forms and guidelines are available on our website:https://www.woodley.gov.uk/about-the-council/grants Please contact Matthew Filmore for more details: Matthew.Filmore@woodley.gov.uk

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Cllr Sam Rahmouni

Councillor Sam Rahmouni

It is with great sadness that we announce Councillor Sam Rahmouni passed away last week.  Sam was first elected to Woodley Town Council in 1999, when he stood for election in Coronation West Ward and remained for the duration of his time as a Town Councillor. Cllr Rahmouni was an active member of the Town […]

Halloween & fireworks advice

Stay safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night

Thames Valley Police are keen to keep everyone safe this Halloween and Bonfire/Fireworks night and its Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out patrols in the evenings to make sure people who are trick or treating or enjoying the fireworks are doing so in a friendly manner and not causing a nuisance. Thames Valley Police will […]

Christmas Woodley Town Centre
Woodley Town Centre Christmas events

Woodley Town Centre Christmas events

With only 60 days until Christmas – as at the date of writing on Thursday 27th October – the Woodley Town Centre Partnership team are already in Christmas mode and busy getting their events ready. For any further information, please contact the Woodley Town Centre Manager, Brian Fennelly: tcm@woodley.gov.uk. Christmas Poster competition Christmas Carol Concert […]

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Town Mayor's Charity Afternoon Tea

Mayor’s Charity Afternoon Tea

Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, hosted a charity Afternoon Tea on Sunday 23rd October in the Miles Suite at the Oakwood Centre to raise money for her chosen charity, Keep Mobile. Guests were treated to a delicious afternoon tea, served on vintage crockery. Live music was played throughout, followed by fund-raising activities, including an […]

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The Queen's memorial tree

The Queen’s Memorial Tree

In memoriam to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Woodley Town Council has planted an oak tree in Woodford Park near the lake. Queen’s Green Canopy The tree will be listed on The Queen’s Green Canopy map, in addition to the tree the Council planted for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. The Queen’s Green […]

Civility & Respect Pledge

Civility and Respect Pledge

At the recent Full Council meeting, Woodley Town Council signed up to the Civility and Respect Pledge The Civility and Respect Pledge is part of a project created and overseen by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), One Voice Wales (OVW), the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and county associations, to put civility […]

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Consultation on waste collections

Consultation on waste collections

Changes to rubbish and recycling to help cut costs and plastic consumption Waste Consultation  Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) has launched a consultation to seek Wokingham Borough residents’ views on potential changes to its rubbish and recycling collections that could see the borough’s weekly general rubbish and recycling collections change to be more in line with […]

Armistice Day ceremony

Armistice Day 11th November

We will be hosting our annual Armistice Day ceremony at the War Memorial, Woodford Park, Headley Road on Friday 11th November, 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please arrive by 10.45am. If you would like to lay a wreath during the ceremony, please email Matthew Filmore by 7th November. Wreaths can be purchased from the […]

Mayor's charity Afternoon Tea

Mayor’s Charity Afternoon Tea

Buy Your Tickets HERE! Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, and Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kay Gilder, are hosting a fundraising Afternoon Tea Party to raise money for the Mayor’s chosen charity, Keep Mobile. The event will be held at the Oakwood Centre on Sunday 23rd October 1pm – 4pm and guests will be […]