Tuesday's most-read stories on getwokingham
February 28, 2012
The five most-read stories on getwokingham for Tuesay 28 February are:
Wokingham may have to wait longer for its town centre regeneration but the project will not create empty units, council bosses have promised.
Wokingham Borough Council hoped to have the new town centre up and running by 2016. Although it remains committed to the project, stumping up £37 million in funding over the next few years, it has admitted it may not hit this deadline.
A developer responsible for transforming Montague House into an Italian eatery and flats is hoping it will be third time lucky with plans to transform a town centre bank into a restaurant.
Warrant Estates Ltd has produced fresh plans for Lloyds Bank in Broad Street to be turned into a restaurant with four flats above.
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.
Traders in Twyford are set to open for business on Sundays in a bid to keep up with a new supermarket in the village.
Twyford Lighting and The Tile and Bathroom Place, both in the High Street, opened on Sundays in a bid to boost trade alongside Tesco, which opened an express store in London Road at the weekend.
A Wokingham Borough councillor has been chosen to chair the next Conservative party national conference.
Councillor Paul Swaddle, ward member for Maiden Erlegh, has been selected as the next president of the Conservative party national convention and will chair the conference in Birmingham in October.