The Council works in partnership with many local organisations and community groups.
The Town Council is committed to providing and enabling services and activities for our young people. For over 25 years the Council has pursued this commitment through working parties, joint arrangements with the Borough Council and most recently the Woodley Community Youth Partnership.
The Partnership is made up of Town Councillors and representatives from voluntary organisations in the town who work with young people. Representatives from other organisations such as schools, Wokingham BC community wardens and the police also attend meetings.
The Community Youth Partnership is working on a proposal to use the land at Loddon Mead and the area under the A3290 (at Loddon Bridge Road) to develop a Parkour (free running) project with young people. We are also aiming to hold a one day conference in 2017 to provide information and support to young people about emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
Over the years our youth projects have included:
Friends of Woodford Park (FoWP) is a group of volunteers who have come together to help improve our park.
They have short, bi-monthly, evening meetings in the Oakwood Centre and meet up whenever needed for specific tasks. This can be during the day, at weekends or in the evening so there is bound to be a time that will work for you.
Their first project was to create the flower beds near the War Memorial celebrating the Queeen’s 90th Birthday. The official opening was performed by local MP the Rt Hon Theresa May in June 2016. ‘RHS Britain in Bloom’ have recently recognised their community involvement and gardening achievement with awards in 2016 and 2017.
The group already have plans for other areas of the park and are always open to new ideas. This year the FOWP have teamed up with the local Rotary Club to rejuvenate the sensory garden and the planting of crocuses for Polio Campaign. There will be something to interest everyone as FoWP hope to have our park looking outstanding for it’s centenary year in 2019.
If you would like to join the group or learn more please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone David Provins on 0118 9693698.
Everyone is welcome, whatever your age, ability or availability. They are a friendly bunch and this is a great way to meet local people. You can contribute ideas, do some gardening, encourage wildlife or even become a volunteer park warden. There are always opportunities to enhance your CV, give you exercise, learn new skills or pass on your knowledge and experience.
More details and regular updates can also be found on Facebook
The Woodley and Earley Community Forum’s remit is to work with the police to identify and address issues in the area of Woodley and the north of Earley. The minutes of the meetings are available (see link below). The forum meets at least 4 times a year and meetings will be listed in the events calendar on this website. Further information can also be found on the Woodley and North Earley Community Forum’s website: http://wanecommunityforum.weebly.com
Forum Documents and Minutes
The Woodley Adopt a Street Project is a group of residents who care about their community and whose focus is to keep the streets of Woodley clean and tidy.
They are always looking for volunters to join them out and about in Woodley or just keeping the street they live in, footpaths or green space near their houses clean and tidy.
Volunteers can choose when and where they litter pick. It’s so easy to do and rubbish can be put out each week with the weekly rubbish collection. W.A.S.P can even supply you with your own gloves, litter pickers and bin bags.
Adopt a street is a community initiative – your community! It will not mean a reduction in Wokingham Borough’s street cleaning schedule.
We work closely with the Neighbourhood Police team on issues concerning Woodley residents.
You can view neighbourhood updates from the Woodley Police Team here.