Local News

We want your views on Wokingham Town Centre

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, Executive Member for Highways and Transport on Wokingham Borough Council, was on Andrew Peach at 7:20AM today (13th July), talking about the temporary closure of Wokingham Town Centre's Denmark Street to traffic due to Covid measures for social distancing.


Plans for a brand new state-of-the-art 3G artificial pitch with floodlights and refurbishment of existing pavilion to provide new changing facilities, a viewing balcony and café at Cantley Park in Wokingham were approved at a recent planning committee.

Almost 100 roads in Wokingham Borough Re-surfaced

“We’ve earmarked £8million for road improvements across the borough in 2020-21 and it’s fantastic many residents will already be seeing the benefits of this,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport and Conservative Councillor for Hillside ward in Earley. “I know our residents want to see investment in our roads and with more than half the completed roads so far being residential, that means many will see it outside their own front doors, as well as on key transport routes.

Racers to get their marching orders

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, Executive member for Highways and Transport at Wokingham Borough Council had a very constructive and useful meeting with police, residents and Wokingham officers to discuss ASB issues in Carnival car park and identify potential actions we can take.

Access to riverside park in Earley improved

“Ensuring all our residents can easily access the parks and green spaces near them is really important,” said Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport. “We’re delighted to get this finished in time for people to make the most of the area next to the river in the summer months and be able to access it easily.

Disabled Parking During Covid

During the COVID social distancing period the Council has had to make changes to the pavements and pedestrian flow for safety reasons. Cllr Pauline Jorgensen is responsible for Highways and Transport in Wokingham Borough and she explained that this has forced to temporarily close a few disabled spaces in the following streets, the alternatives are identified below or being worked on.

A unique way to invest with West Berkshire Council in a greener future

Conservative Councillor for Bradfield and West Berkshire's Executive Member for Finance and Economic Development Ross Mackinnon was delighted to share the news of the launch of the UK's first Community Municipal Investment (or 'Climate Bond' if you prefer!) next week.

Wokingham Borough Conservatives Support Jobs

Excellent debate last night on a Lib Dem motion, the speeches from our members were obviously persuasive as some Lib Dems didn't vote for  their own motion... the speeches are posted below for you to make your own mind up.

Gregor Murray - Executive Member for Climate Emergency

Arborfield Cross relief road update

Lead Member for Transport Pauline Jorgensen said: "This is the second in a group of nine Wokingham Borough Council-led major highways projects being delivered by Balfour Beatty under the SCAPE Procurement Framework. Just months away from completion, the new 2.3km relief road will reduce congestion, boost employment and create opportunities for more sustainable travel, providing traffic relief in Arborfield and Arborfield Cross and the surrounding rural lanes.