Local News

£14 million Bulmershe Leisure Centre opens today!

The £14.6 million centre includes a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool with movable floor, a bigger gym plus a ‘live well’ (long-term condition) gym, a four-court sports hall, and an additional studio and café. It will benefit the whole community by providing up-to-date, accessible and flexible facilities, as well as preventative health provisions.

Helping parents to support their children

As school leadership teams across Wokingham borough work hard to ensure their schools are safe for when our pupils return to their classrooms in September, we are also here to offer help and support to parents with their children’s educational and emotional needs.

Reducing congestion and improving public transport

“Providing more options for sustainable transport options is crucial for Wokingham Borough Council to reach our carbon neutral target for 2030 and improve air quality in our town centres. 

New Lease of Life for unwanted bicycles!

"It's great news that within the last year, over 4,000 bikes left a re3 recycling centres have been re-used instead of being sent to landfill. This benefits our environment, as well as generating savings for council tax payers through the reduction of waste disposal costs.

BA should listen to their staff

JOHN REDWOOD MP has condemned the way IAG has treated their staff and written to them urging them to be fairer to their employees. He has also questioned the worse treatment for  BA relative to other airlines they own.

New gully cleaning contract starts with a splash ...

One thing about working from home is you can see someone did actually come and clean the Kerbs and Gullies - I went out to speak to the Volker Highways workman and asked about the one further up the lane which floods in the winter, apparently it was full of tarmac and they have cleaned it out!


This Sunday (August 9) afternoon will see the temporary pedestrian barriers in Rose Street removed along the road.

The work to remove the barriers on Rose Street is likely to take about three hours to complete but the road will remain open to two-way traffic throughout.

Latest figures demonstrate the scale of Government support for people and businesses in Wokingham Constituency

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Conservative Government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of support to protect both lives and livelihoods through this incredibly challenging period. In total, more than £160 billion has been provided as part of the Government’s economic response to coronavirus, and the latest statistics from the Treasury now show the scale of that support in Wokingham

Small Business Grant funding draws to a close

In the past few months Wokingham Borough Council has given grants to 1,590 local small businesses, providing a lifeline to those who have been hard hit by the pandemic. Supporting our local economy and helping businesses thrive is incredibly important to us and remains at the forefront of our recovery plans.