Thursday's most-read stories on getwokingham
March 01, 2012
The five most-read stories on getwokingham for Thursday 1 March are:
Official blue bin bags to be used for household waste started arriving at homes in Wokingham this week in preparation for the borough’s new waste collection service.
Residents will receive 80 bags per household and from April 2 only these can be used for waste to be collected by Wokingham Borough Council.
A new study will reveal whether Wokingham should increase its target for Traveller pitches and consider giving formal approval to long-standing illegal sites after several plans for permanent Gypsy sites in the borough won approval on appeal.
Wokingham Borough Council says it has provided enough space for the Gypsy, Romany and Traveller communities according to the existing target of 21 pitches.
A public exhibition on plans for a new station link road in Wokingham will open today.
The plans to build a new road between Station Road and Reading Road will be on display in Unit 38 in Market Place until Saturday.
A robbery at a taxi office in Sonning in the early hours of this morning where a man was tied up and threatened - possibly with a gun - could be linked to a similar incident in nearby Knowl Hill last night.
Two men in balaclavas burst into the taxi office in Sonning Lane and threatened a 43-year-old man before tying him up with sticky tape at around 4am.
Residents are already kicking up a stink over Wokingham's new waste collection scheme after official bin bags were labelled too small and too flimsy.
Blue sacks are being distributed across the borough over the next few weeks in preparation for a new cap on waste being introduced from April 2.