Local News

Local businesses urged to join NHS trace scheme

Pubs, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, cinemas and other businesses across the borough are being urged to get the NHS QR code that will make it easy for their customers to check-in to the national test and trace scheme.

Progress for New Free Special School in Winnersh

The new special free school would cater for children and young people of all ages and would provide 150 places for children with autism (ASD) and social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. Reducing the need to travel long distances out of borough each day, allowing children to benefit from the wider school experience and a high quality education as well as reduce pressure on families who have to work their lives around a much longer school day

Another new business opening at Elms Field

A new Starbucks store will open at Elms Field, Wokingham tomorrow (Friday 18 September.) Operated by a regional Starbucks licensee Cobra Coffee Ltd – part of Southern Co-op, the store will create 12 new jobs for the local area. 

Make your voice heard

Since 2006, nearly 10,000 new homes have been built in Wokingham Borough, an average of 700 new homes each year. We believe as a Conservative led Borough Council that we are more than doing our bit to provide the homes people need.

Homeowners can help tackle climate change

The green homes grant is a fantastic opportunity for our residents to save money on a home improvement which will then save them money year on year. And, they’ll be helping to reduce residential carbon emissions across the borough and get the council closer to our goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

Covid-19 testing capacity issues

The council has been lobbying Central Government for adequate testing locally and will continue to push for local sites and sufficient capacity. But, with demand currently exceeding supply, it is important that people call NHS 111 if they believe they have Covid symptoms and seek advice before requesting a test

Fostering recruitment continues despite COVID-19

This time of year often sees a period of change for families, with children moving away, but you can use this as an opportunity to provide a happy home for another young person.
All you need is a spare bedroom, be aged 21 or over with appropriate life experience and the time and capacity to look after a child.