Woodley Town Council

Wokingham Borough Council's budget consultation
Wokingham Borough Council's Budget Consultation

Wokingham Borough Council’s Budget Engagement Consultation

With the borough council needing to make difficult budget decisions and ensure a safe financial future, it is seeking residents’ views on how best to balance books and protect services. The combination of consistently low funding from central government, high inflation and increasing resident needs means Wokingham Borough Council’s financial situation is as difficult as […]

Wokingham Borough Council financial position
Wokingham Borough Council's finances

Wokingham Borough Council explains its financial position

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) is facing an extremely challenging financial position, caused by high inflation, increasing resident needs and years of low funding from Government. The number of councils that have effectively gone bankrupt, or are close to that state, is increasing and, although Wokingham Borough is not facing this at this stage, it is […]

Woodley Town Council
Improvements to services and facilities

Improvements to services and facilities

Woodley Town Council approves new capital projects to improve its services and facilities in Woodley  Eleven new projects were approved at the recent Strategy & Resources Committee meeting, to replace or improve certain services and facilities maintained or owned by Woodley Town Council.  The projects will be funded from earmarked reserves, which the Council has set […]

A329 improvements
Consultation on cycle routes: Reading Road

A329 Reading Road (Wokingham town) cycle and pedestrian improvements

In order to improve cycling, walking and wheeling provision, as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s efforts to tackle climate emergency, reduce air pollution and congestion and improve residents’ health, the Council is planning to improve part of the A329 Reading Road between Wokingham town centre and neighbourhoods to the west near Winnersh. The scheme has been […]

Youth Support Services Grants
New Youth Support Grants

New Youth Grants for groups supporting young people in Woodley

Woodley Town Council approves new grants available to groups and organisations supporting young people in Woodley Youth Grants are now available to assist and facilitate projects that reach, engage and support young people (those aged 21 and under) in Woodley and provide them with better life chances.  Organisations are welcome to apply for an amount which will normally […]

Woodley Town Council
Full Council Meeting - 26 September 2023

Full Council Meeting – Tuesday 26 September 2023

Please click here to view the full agenda for this meeting. You can watch this meeting live, or after the event via a recording, on the Council’s YouTube channel.

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 […]

adults learning
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.

Woodley Town Council
Full Council Meeting - 27 June 2023

Full Council Meeting – 27 June 2023

Please click here to view the full agenda for this meeting. You can watch this meeting live, or after the event via a recording, on the Council’s YouTube channel.

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 […]

Woodley Town Council
Leisure Services Committee - 6 June 2023

Leisure Services Committee Meeting – 6 June 2023

Please click here to view the full agenda for this meeting. You can watch this meeting live, or after the event via a recording, on the Council’s YouTube channel.

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.

Woodley Town Council
Annual Town Meeting - 25 May 2023

Annual Town Meeting – Thursday 25 May 2023

Please click here to view a full agenda for this meeting. This meeting can be watched live, or after the event via a recording, on the Council’s YouTube channel. View video Ad HERE.

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 […]

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Annual Meeting 16 May

Annual Meeting of Full Council – 16 May 2023

Please click here to view the full agenda for this meeting. You can watch this meeting live, or after the event via a recording, on the Council’s YouTube channel.

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, […]