Woodley War Memorial

Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday 2023

We will remember…

Armistice Day 11th November 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Armistice Day and those who laid a wreath.

Our particular thanks go to Pat Jackson, Chairman of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion, who read the Exhortation to the Fallen and recited the Kohima Epitaph. We also thank him for his help to organise the event. 

Our thanks also go to Rosemary Edgington of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion Women’s Section and Vice Chairman of The Royal County of Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse Royal British Legion for her help in organising the event.

Thank you also to Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, Cllr Juliet Anderson, for her moving words, summarising the importance of Armistice Day.

“As we stand here in peace and safety, I would like to thank you for joining Woodley Town Council and the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion to pay our respects and remember all of those who have fallen; all of the wounded; and all who have served in conflicts and wars.

Our thoughts are particularly with those currently in conflict and we hope for peace for all. 

Remembrance Day is the day we all remember the brave who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought and died for our freedom.

As Woodley Town Deputy Mayor, I am honoured to represent the residents of Woodley today to pay our respects and I wear my poppy with pride as a symbol of remembrance and hope for a positive future and peaceful world. Thank you.”

You can watch video footage of the event on our YouTube channel HERE.

Woodley Schools Remembrance event 10th November 2023

All of the Woodley schools took part in a Remembrance event at the War Memorial in Woodford Park on Friday 10th November.

The Exhortation was read by students from Waingels College and The Bulmershe School; the Last Post and Reveille were played by a student from Waingels College.

Pupils from Waingels College

The Kohima Epitaph was read by a pupil from St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School. 

Proceedings were led by Mr Hickey, Head of Highwood Primary School, and the schools were very pleased to be joined by The Mayor of Woodley, Cllr Janet Sartorel, Pat Jackson, Chairman of Winnersh Royal British Legion and Rosemary Edgington, of the Winnersh and District Royal British Legion Women’s Section and Vice Chairman of The Royal County of Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse Royal British Legion.

(School photos by Waingels College)

Woodley Memorial Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2023

A separate event was held by the Woodley Memorial Remembrance Sunday Community group at the War Memorial in Woodford Park on Sunday 12th November. The group also decorated the side of the Miles Suite at the Oakwood Centre and one of the trees in Woodford Park with stunning poppy waterfall displays.

We would like to thank everyone for attending the events and paying their respects.

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Cycling Strategy

Woodley Town Council has adopted the following statement as its Strategy for Cycling to work towards improving an infrastructure for, and promoting cycling within the area.

“The Town Council’s strategy is to increase the number of cycling journeys in Woodley, both to support our commitment to climate change, and to promote health and wellbeing in the town. We will do this by a programme of communication, collaboration and education in the local community aimed at improving conditions for cyclists, facilitating access to cycles, and encouraging more people to get on bikes. And we’ll provide a forum for experienced, new, and Woodley cyclists to have their say on what’s needed to improve cycling in Woodley.”

More details will be released in due course.

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Wokingham Borough Council’s Licensing Policy Consultation

Wokingham Borough Council is updating its Statement of Licensing Policy to reflect changes in legislation and best practice since it was last reviewed.

Have your say on the proposed changes

The Council would like to hear from you whether you agree with some of the changes it has made.

Wokingham Borough Council as the licensing authority must have a Statement of Licensing Policy. All businesses and organisations that undertake licensable activities on a permanent basis must have a premises licence from their local authority. These include:

  • Selling alcohol, such as in supermarkets, pubs and bars, cinemas and village and community halls.
  • Hot food and drink served between 11pm and 5am
  • Regulated entertainment, such as live music, boxing, indoor sporting events and performing a play

The licensing policy will be used as a guide when making decisions about licensing matters, such as reviewing applications for a new premises licence or a variation to an existing licence. 

Click HERE to find out more and take the Survey

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