Monday's most-read stories on getwokingham
February 27, 2012
The five most-read stories on getwokingham for Monday 27 January are:
Wokingham residents could recycle 50 per cent of their waste under plans to limit what people can send to landfill, to save nearly £1 million.
However Wokingham Liberal Democrats warn the cap on waste, which will see residents given 80 official bags a year for rubbish, could lead to unapproved and uncollected bags littering the streets of the borough.
People who recycle more often are to be rewarded under a major shake-up of Wokingham’s waste collection scheme.
Green waste collection will be rolled out to the whole borough, although it will cost £60 per household that opts to use the service annually, and recycling is to be collected weekly instead of fortnightly.
A road in Crowthorne was closed this afternoon following a collision between two vehicles.
Old Wokingham Road was shut off to traffic following the collision at around 2.20pm
Homeowners feeling the pinch in Wokingham are renting out their spare rooms to make some extra cash.
The number of people in the RG postcode area putting their spare rooms up for rent has climbed by 12 per cent in the last year.
Householders are being asked to check the credentials of callers who doorstep for building work after a woman in Woodley was almost conned out of £2,500.
A man called at the 78-year-old’s house on Saturday, February 4 and said her roof needed some work. He offered to carry out the repairs for free, provided she allowed him to use her lawn to advertise his business.