Woodley Town Council

graffiti and anti social behaviour in Woodley
Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour during summer holidays

Woodley Town Council has written to local schools following an increase in anti-social behaviour from young people during the summer holidays During the recent summer holidays, the Council experienced an increased number of incidents of anti-social behaviour from groups of children and young people on our grounds and at our facilities. Graffiti has particularly been […]

new ANPR cameras in the borough
New ANPR cameras

Cameras for moving traffic offences

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are to be switched on by Wokingham Borough Council this week to improve road safety and reduce congestion ANPR cameras are being installed in 11 locations in the borough and will enable the council to issue penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers that commit moving traffic offences such as […]

Woodley roadworks from 18 Sept

Woodley roadworks 18 September

Woodley roadworks from 18th September Multi-way lights – Mohawk Way Woodley These lights will be in place between the Bader Way and Hurricane Way on 18 September to 7 November, 8am to 6pm, to allow CityFibre to carry out fibre optic cable installation .  https://one.network/?GB134948034 Multi-way lights – Lytham Road Woodley    These lights will be in […]

Constitution Review

Constitution review

Wokingham Borough Council is undertaking a review of its constitution, which sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable. It also sets out how residents, as well as the council’s partners and stakeholders, can influence decisions. Some of […]

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Adult courses in Woodley

Adult education courses in Woodley

Wokingham Borough Council’s Adult & Community Learning is running several adult education courses in Woodley over the coming months. Learn with Lego 21 September, Thursday 12.30-2.30pm, Emmanuel Church Centre, RG5 3QW (Free course) Learn how to use Lego with your children for more than building! Explore basic maths and gain confidence in using bricks to […]

Woodley roadworks
Woodley roadworks from 8 Sept

Upcoming roadworks in Woodley

8th September 2023 Road Closure – The Bader Way, Woodley The closure will be in place between Loddon Bridge and Bader Way Interchange, closing on 8 September at 8pm and reopening on 11 September at 6am. This is to allow ENC to carry out removal of scaffolding following electrical cable installation. https://one.network/?GB135251429 Road Closure – Church Road, […]

no cycling or e-scooters
No E-Scooters


8th September 2023 We have received increasing reports of the use of e-scooters in Woodley town precinct, which is a No Cycle zone.  We’d like to remind you that these are not permitted to be used in the precinct and that there are several legal requirements and restrictions to do with e-scooters, which limit their […]

cost of living crisis help
Cost of Living Crisis Help Hub

Cost of Living Crisis Winter 2023

7th September 2023 The cost of living crisis is a growing problem locally, impacting many people and families With the rise in food and energy costs, as well as increases in rents and mortgages, this year may have been more difficult than any before. Paying bills, keeping people fed and keeping a roof overhead is […]

Planning permission
Check if you need planning permission

Planning permission

5th September 2023 Check first for planning permission We have received an increase in the number of retrospective planning applications for properties in the area.  For certain types of developments, particularly outhouses, residents need to seek planning permission.  If you are thinking of any building work, before you start, please contact Wokingham Borough Council or […]

changes to railway tickets
Council's response to railway ticket consultation

Council’s response to railway ticket office consultation

4th September 2023 Woodley Town Council’s Planning & Community Committee has written a response to the consultations by South Western Railway and Great Western Railway to make changes to the operation of railway ticket stations.  You can read the Council’s response HERE.

2023 annual canvass Wokingham Borough
2023 Annual Canvass

Annual Canvass

30 August 2023 All households must ensure their details are correct by the end of November to appear on the published register Residents of Wokingham Borough are encouraged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. The annual canvass allows Wokingham Borough Council to keep the electoral […]

changes to grass cutting and grounds maintenance in Wokingham Borough
WBC consultation: ground maintenance

Wokingham Borough Council consultation: street cleaning & grounds maintenance

24 August 2023 Due to unprecedented financial pressures including the triple threat of high inflation, continuously low funding from central government and increasing needs in the community, Wokingham Borough Council will no longer be able to continue street cleaning and grounds maintenance services as they currently are. The Council is grappling with the ongoing triple threat of […]

bridge repairs at Sandford lane Woodley
Bridge repairs Sandford Lane

Bridge repairs at Sandford Lane

22nd August 2023  Sandford Lane, Woodley – Essential Structural Maintenance to the Bridges 29/8 – 1/9 Wokingham Borough Council will be carrying out essential routine maintenance to the bridges along Sandford Lane, Woodley between Davis Street and Mohawk Way. These works will take place from 9.30am to 4pm on 29th August to 1st September.  Road closures […]

Community Heroes Awards 2024
Community Heroes Awards Nominations

Community Heroes Awards 2024

8 August 2023 It’s that time of year again when we ask you to nominate your local heroes, whose good work benefits the community of Woodley.  Perhaps it’s a neighbour who goes above and beyond to help others in Woodley, or the young child who picks up litter in their spare time. Maybe you know […]

changes to railway tickets
Railway station consultation

Railway station consultation

Train operators are proposing changes to the way they sell tickets at stations, including proposals to close or reduce ticket office opening hours. Those locally affected include: Great Western Railway – Reading and Reading East South Western Railway – Wokingham, Winnersh, Winnersh Triangle and Earley The closing date for comments for the consultation process has been […]

Green Flag award 2023
Green Flag award 2023

Green Flag 2023

Woodford Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award for the sixth year running as it is again officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks  In a record-breaking six-year run, Woodford Park is again raising its prestigious Green Flag Award Woodley Town Council is once again celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Woodford […]

biodiversity quiz
Biodiversity Quiz

Biodiversity Quiz

Celebrating our parks during Love Parks week To help celebrate our parks and green spaces, we have created a biodiversity quiz, which we hope will also entertain the kids over the summer holidays and inspire them to spot biodiversity across Woodley. The quiz can be downloaded HERE or a copy can be collected from the […]

Centre Stage Woodley
Centre Stage repairs

Centre Stage

Centre Stage in Woodley Town Centre will be closed from 17th July while Wokingham Borough Council carry out repairs.

No garden waste bags

Garden waste bags

12th June We have run out of garden waste bags and do not know when we will get new stock. Please call ahead. We believe that Woodley Library has also run out.

deputy mayor at tray garden event
Deputy Mayor judges children's tray gardens

Deputy Mayor judges local school tray gardens

Year 1 children from five local schools had a great time at Waingels College yesterday (Thursday 8th June) creating tray gardens.  They had workshops in the morning to build twig furniture and paper decorations and, in the afternoon, designed and built the most amazing and beautiful gardens.  All the children worked well together and our […]

car parking charges in Wokingham Borough
Car parking charges in Borough

Car parking charges in Wokingham Borough

Woodley Town Council has been notified today, via a press release, that Wokingham Borough Council is increasing car parking charges across the Borough from 19th June, and from 22nd June in Woodley.  Find out more HERE.   Please contact Wokingham Borough Council directly for any enquiries: 0118 9746000, or view other ways to contact the Council […]

Play area closed during Carnival

Woodford Park play area closed 5-11 June

From Monday 5th June, sections of the play area in Woodford Park will be closed and fenced off. This is due to health & safety reasons during Woodley Carnival on Saturday 10th June. All areas will reopen on Monday 12th June. Thank you for your understanding.

Community grant awards April 2023
Community Grant Awards

Community Grants awarded in April 2023

Woodley Town Council awards community grants to support local community organisations Woodley Town Council’s Strategy & Resources Committee has awarded the following community organisations a Community Grant to help support their continued work for the residents of Woodley. We are pleased to be supporting the following local community organisations through our Community Grant funding: Members […]

Woodley Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor
Woodley Town Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Woodley Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected at Annual Meeting

Woodley Town Mayor Voted at the Annual Meeting on 16 May, Cllr Janet Sartorel was re-elected to Woodley Town Mayor for an unprecedented third year running. “Thank you for the nomination and I am delighted to continue to promote this wonderful town of Woodley and serve as Mayor,” she said.  Mayor’s Charity The Town Mayor […]

Woodley's Coronation Picnic in the Park
Woodley's Coronation Picnic in the Park

Woodley’s Coronation Picnic in the Park

Thank you to everyone who came to our community celebration for the coronation of King Charles III. Here are a selection of photos from the day. Video footage can be found on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Huge thanks to our suppliers: LAX – for excellent sound and staging Leader – for entertaining the […]

Election results for Woodley
Election results for Woodley

Local Election results for Woodley May 2023

Wokingham Borough Councillors  Bulmershe & Whitegates Anthony Skuse, Labour Coronation Ward Alison Swaddle, Conservative Loddon Abdul Loyes, Conservative Sonning Michael Firmager, Conservative Southlake Laura Blumenthal, Conservative Download the Declaration of Result of Poll for the Borough Councillors HERE. Woodley Town Councillors Bulmershe Ward Kester Charles Bey, Labour Yvonne Edwards, Labour Mike Kennedy, Conservative June Taylor, […]

Elections 4 May 2023

Elections 4 May 2023

Click HERE for election results – will be updated by Wokingham Borough Council throughout Friday 5th May Election of Town Councillors Election of Borough Councillors Statement of persons nominated Please download the following: Notice of Uncontested Election Woodley Town Council Warren Ward Statements of Persons Nominated Town Councillors Statements of Persons Nominated Borough Councillors Information […]

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! 🥳 Everyone is welcome! 📅 Sunday 7th May, 2-5pm🌳 Woodford Park Memorial Ground, Woodley  🍦 FREE Ice Cream🎤 Live band🤹‍♀️ Entertainment – circus skills, giant bubbles, stilt walkers🥳 Face painters✨ Magician🎈 Balloon modelling☕  Coffee bar🍹 Cocktail bar Bring a picnic, your friends and family for FREE […]

UK government national alert service
Government alert service

UK Government’s national alert service

The Government’s new Emergency Alerts service, which allows you to be contacted on your mobile phone if you’re in danger, is now live and will be tested nationally at 3pm next Sunday (23 April). If you don’t want to receive these alerts and want to disable them, find out how to do so or read […]

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. 🇺🇦

youth arts and culture
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 […]

council tax
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. […]

new transport links in Wokingham Borough
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 […]

blue bin bag deliveries Wokingham Borough Council
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 […]

cost of living crisis
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 […]