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Memorial Ground Play Area Now Open

The play area on the Memorial Ground (to the rear of the Oakwood Centre) was closed during the weekend of 1-3 December, while essential repairs and replacement of steps and panels was being carried out.

It is now re-open, while the play area near the leisure centre is also open as usual.

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Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground

Remembrance footage and photos


Footage from the day


Woodley Town Council is delighted to present footage of the Centenary Memorial on 11th November 2018.

Please follow this LINK to view it.

Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground

Photos from the day

Our official photographer, Nick Martin, has a link to download free copies of the photos of the day. Please follow this LINK to access the photos.

Woodley wreaths

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housing Woodley

Housing drop-in service Woodley

A Housing and Rent officer will be available  on 27th of November at the Alexandra Place, opposite Emmanuel Church in Southlake Crescent Woodley, for help and advice on any issues relating to your rent and housing matters.
The surgery opening and closing time:
10.00 – 11.30
Please note that this surgery takes place on the Last Tuesday of the Month. There will be no surgery in December.

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Woodley Town Christmas Lights Switch-on

For photos and coverage of Woodley Town’s Christmas Lights Switch-on from The Wokingham Paper

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Woodley Town Council

Public toilet update

Update on the public toilet in Woodley Town Centre


Woodley Town Council is aware of the delay installing the public toilet in Woodley town centre and apologises for the delay.


A highways application for the works to install the public toilet has been sent to Wokingham Borough Council. Once the Borough Council agrees a date and time when the work can be carried out, a Temporary Traffic Order/Road Closure will be submitted.


Following the installation of the public toilet, electricity, water and sewer connections will be arranged for a mutually agreeable date.


All dates and progress will be listed on the Town Council website: and its social media pages @WoodleyCouncil (Facebook & Twitter)


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Woodley and north Earley Community Forum



Woodley and north Earley Community Forum

Meetings and Minutes


The minutes of the last meeting of the Woodley and North Earley Community Forum, whose remit is to work with the police to identify and address issues in the area, are available HERE.

The next meetings of the forum will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2018 and Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 19.30 at the Oakwood Centre, Headley Road.

All local residents are very welcome to attend.

Further information can also be found on the Forum’s website.

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Woodley Herald November 2018

Woodley Herald published

Woodley Herald now available to read

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Herald was not delivered to all households in Woodley.

An electronic copy can be read and dowloaded here:

Woodley Herald November 2018

Woodley Herald November 2018

A hard copy is also available to read at the Oakwood Centre.

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Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground

Woodley remembers those who have fallen

Woodley residents pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday

Over two thousand local residents gathered at Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground on Sunday 11 November, to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI and to remember those who have fallen.

Woodley WWI Commemoration


Woodley Town Council and St John the Evangelist Church led a commemoration service and were joined by Woodley Army and Air Cadets and the 5th Woodley Scouts, who all marched to the Memorial across Woodford Park.

Woodley Army CadetsWoodley Air cadets5th Woodley Scouts

The Exhortation to the Fallen was read by a member of the Army Cadets, while the Kohima Epitaph was read by Town Councillor Brian Franklin. The Rolls of Honour of both World Wars were read by St John’s parishioner David Crane, followed by a prayer led by Rev Eddie Márquez-Picón, of St John’s. The laying of wreaths was led by Woodley Town Mayor, Councillor Sam Rahmouni.

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Following the commemoration, tea, coffee and cake was served in the Oakwood Centre by Woodley Central WI, with cakes donated by the team, Addington School and Richard Lloyd Funeral Services. Music, poetry and footage from WWI, as well as a display of WWI images provided by Museum of Berkshire Aviation was also available at the Centre, alongside work from local schools and local Girl Guides. Woodley Flower Club donated beautiful flower displays, while Woodley Carnival Committee provided additional support.

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The Council has been delighted to receive very positive feedback about the day and would like to extend its thanks to all those who attended and contributed.

Woodley schools’ memorial ceremony

Prior to the event, local Woodley schools held a memorial service at the Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground on Friday 9 November, accompanied by Woodley Town Mayor Sam Rahmouni and Deputy Mayor David Stares.

Woodley schools WWI

MP Matt Rodda pays his respects

Separately, MP for Reading East, Matt Rodda paid his respects at Woodley’s Memorial on Tuesday 13 November, joined by Woodley Council Leader Keith Baker. Unfortunately, Mr Rodda had been unable to attend the memorial in Woodley on Sunday 11 November due to a prior commitment at the remembrance event in Reading.

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Preparations for Woodley Town Council’s WWI Commemoration

A sneak peek into the new additions to Woodley’s Memorial Recreation Ground

Re-designed gates

The memorial gates have been cleaned and redesigned with extra additions to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and to remember those who have fallen.

Woodley memorial gates

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WWI Panels

The Council has also put up some panels detailing the history of WWI in Woodley, with stories of local soldiers who fought in WWI.

Woodley memorial panels

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Woodley scheduled roadworks to 16 November 2018

Woodley Roadworks update to 16th November

Current scheduled roadworks for the Woodley area as advised by Wokingham Borough Council, up to and including 16th November. This list does not include unscheduled emergency roadworks.

Church Road, Woodley

6-8th November

Reinstate footway by Thames Water


Coppice Road, Woodley

7-9th November

Service pipe repair by Thames Water


Chequers Way, Woodley

7-9th November

Trial hole excavation in footway by Thames Water


Kingfisher Drive, Woodley

7-9th November

Street lighting excavation and relocation by Balfours and Wokingham Borough Council


Beechwood Avenue, Woodley

8-9th November

Reinstate footway by Thames Water


Sandford Lane, Woodley

12-16th November 09.30-16.30

Road closure on Sandford Lane between the junction of Davis Street and Mohawk Way

Essential bridge maintenance by Wokingham Borough Council

Further information can be found at:


Woodley roadworks

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Local Woodley schools’ Remembrance

Woodley schools gather to remember

Woodley schools will be gathering at the Woodley Memorial Recreation Ground on Headley Road on Friday 9th November for a Remembrance event and to acknowledge 100 years since the end of WWI.

Joined by Woodley Town Mayor Sam Rahmouni and Deputy Town Mayor David Stares, the children will gather at 10.45 and mark the event with a minutes silence at 11.00, followed by laying of wreaths on the war memorial.


Schools involved in the event are as follows:

Addington School

Beechwood Primary

The Bulmershe School

Highwood Primary

Rivermead Primary

South Lake Primary

St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary

Waingels College

Willow Bank Junior School

Woodley C of E Primary

The Exhortation will be read by a student from Waingels College, while the Dedication will be read by a student from Rivermead Primary School. A bugler will also be in attendance to play the Last Post and Reveille.

WWI centenary Woodley

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