Woodley Community Youth Partnership is running workshops for parents on learning and awareness of anxiety in children and young people.
On: Wednesday 7 November 2018 or Thursday 8 November 2018
From: 19.30 – 21.00
At: the Alan Cornish Theatre in the Oakwood Centre Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Both workshops are free of charge. Places are limited to 60 at each event.
To book a place at one of the workshops please email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0118 9441444 and give your name and contact details. Your details given for this purpose will not be retained by Just Around the Corner (JAC) once theworkshops have taken place.
New shared footway and cycleway for access to Dinton Pastures and Woodley Museum of Aviation
As part of its borough-wide sustainable travel campaign ‘My Journey’, Wokingham Borough Council will start work on a new shared footway and cycleway this autumn
The new footway and cycleway will improve links between east Woodley, Dinton Pastures Country Park and Loddon Bridge and provide an alternative route to the busy Bader Way, eventually being extended to provide a direct link for cyclists to Winnersh Triangle business park and railway station.
The scheme will also improve access to Dinton Pastures and Woodley Museum of Aviation with the path being constructed with porous and sustainable materials in keeping with the country park.
Cllr Anthony Pollock, executive member for highways and transport, said, “This new footway and cycleway is a welcome addition to the borough and a step in the right direction in providing residents the tools to reduce their car travel, save money and improve their health.
“By reducing car travel we can also help to reduce congestion on Wokingham Borough roads and improve air quality around the area. This footway and cycleway is a prime example of the way in which the council is committed to providing its residents with more sustainable travel options.”
‘My Journey’ helps residents travel by modes other than single car use which is done through a range of projects, working closely with community groups, businesses and schools.
The new shared footway and cycleway will be funded by contributions from recent developments in East Woodley and construction is due to start mid-autumn.
Further details can be found at: www.myjourneywokingham.com
The Memorial Gates on the Memorial Ground have been temporarily removed for repair and refurbishment by the blacksmith who created them. These will be reinstalled in time for Remembrance on 11 November.
Revised timetable for the Little Oranges 19a/c bus serviceThe timetable has been amended in response to an issue with the number of passengers wanting to board Reading Buses 19b bus service from Lower Earley area.To help reduce this problem, Wokingham Borough Council discussed this with Reading Buses and some small amendments in the timetable have been made.The journey, which previously arrived at the Royal Berkshire Hospital at 0812 will now arrive at 0804 to provide some addition time for students to walk to school. In order to facilitate this amendment in the timetable, some minor timing tweaks have been made to other journeys.The changes are due to come into effect on after half-term on Monday 29th October.
Review of Polling Districts, places and stations
Under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, Wokingham Borough Council is required to undertake a review of polling districts and polling places every five years. The review began on 1 October and will close on 16 November.
The review is required to consider the designated polling places and the boundaries of the polling districts within each ward. This review will not be looking to change ward boundaries, as these can only be modified by the Boundary Commission for England.
Wokingham Borough Council is looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts or polling places currently used from borough residents. Local political parties and councillors will also be consulted.
Further information, including an Interactive Map and online response survey, are available via this link http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/council-and-meetings/elections-and-voting/review-of-polling-districts-and-places-2018/
Please send any comments or feedback via email to email@example.com by 16 November.
All responses received will be published online and any new polling places will be designated in time for elections in May 2020.
Police appeal for witnesses
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Butts Hill Road
The incident took place between 08:00 and 17:40 on Monday 8th October after offenders gained access to the property in Butts Hill Road in Woodley.
If you have any information about this incident please call 101, quoting reference 43180307563.
You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple steps:
When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.
Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.
Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.
Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.
Consider fitting a motion activated external light or installing a CCTV system.
Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at www.immobilise.com
For more burglary prevention advice please visit our website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk/burglary
Online web chat for burglary prevention
Festival of Business Woodley
Woodley Town Council is proud to sponsor the 6th annual Festival of Business Woodley
Held at the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, the event brings together local businesses across Woodley and surrounding areas.
With over 40 exhibitors, it is the ideal event for local businesses to network to increase brand awareness and to source new leads and synergies.
For local residents, it provides the opportunity to see the wealth of local businesses available for personal and business needs.
The event starts at 17.30 with speakers focusing on ‘Development & Growth’ from 18.50.
Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased from:
The Oakwood Centre is available for business and social hire. Please come on the night to discuss your needs. Further information can be found at: www.theoakwoodcentre.com