A proposal to replace the existing black recycling boxes with waterproof recycling bags in Wokingham Borough was given the go ahead at last week’s special meeting of the council’s Executive committee (11 September).
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.
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
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.
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.
West Berkshire District Council has developed a draft Cultural and Heritage Strategy which sets out their vision for the next 10 years to ensure that culture and heritage continues to be an important part of everyone's daily life in West Berkshire.
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.
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
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