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Twyford, Wargrave and District Volunteer Centre

We are a voluntary organisation based in Twyford, that exists to help transport elderly mobile people to local hospitals and surgeries and other medically related appointments. This is done by volunteer drivers using their own car which is arranged centrally through the office.

We urgently need Volunteer Drivers and Office Staff

For more information on who we are and what we do:-

Please visit our website Or contact us on 0118 934 3010

2018 CROW Pond Cleaning

posted 15 Oct 2018, 12:46 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 15 Oct 2018, 12:48 ]

Many thanks for the hard work from the CROW Team for their hard work to clean up one of the ponds in Ruscombe in September 2018.

Ruscombe's Ponds

posted 6 Nov 2015, 11:41 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 6 Nov 2015, 11:42 ]

Ruscombe's Wildlife Ponds - October 2015


At its meeting on 7th October Ruscombe Parish Council recorded its gratitude for the excellent pond conservation work done by CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays) during August and September which included the difficult task of clearing the willow from Ruscombe Pond situated at the crossroads where Stanlake Lane meets Ruscombe Lane / Waltham Road. 

A similar clearance of the Castle End Road pond  was carried out by the local conservation volunteers FORWOOD (Friends of Ruscombe Wood).

The network of small wildlife ponds is a fine feature of the Ruscombe landscape. The work done to maintain them by conservation volunteers (particularly FORWOOD, all year round) is invaluable.


posted 14 Oct 2015, 08:14 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 14 Oct 2015, 08:15 ]

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posted 3 Feb 2015, 10:32 by Parish Clerk


Wokingham Borough Council has decided to withdraw this amenity service throughout the Borough with immediate effect. New government regulations requiring the separation of waste, along with safety issues at some locations, make it no longer practical.

Ruscombe Parish Council has objected strongly to the sudden withdrawal, which means that the already scheduled visits to Crest Close in February and March will NOT now take place.

The regular weekly household refuse collection, and the fortnightly green waste collection, will remain unchanged.

 The alternative way of rubbish disposal is to visit the two local refuse sites:

Longshot Lane, Bracknell, RG12 1RL

Smallmead, Island Road, Reading RG2 0RP

For large household items, if you cannot visit one of these sites, you can arrange a collection from Veolia (WBC’s contractor). There is a charge for this service, although the collection of fridges and freezers only is FREE to Pensioners. 

When needed, please contact Veolia on 0118 909 9360 or e-mail

For more information on all refuse related issues, please either ring Wokingham Direct on 0118 974 6000 or consult

Wokingham Remembers: Events to Commemorate WW1

posted 1 Aug 2014, 04:49 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 30 Aug 2014, 07:11 ]

Ruscombe Parish Council is involved in a project initiated by Wokingham Town Council to commemorate the first world war centenary.  The project is being funded by the National Lottery and involves a borough wide heritage trail of local war memorials.  The Memorial Trail launches on the 14th September 2014, which coincides with Wokingham town's heritage day. The exhibitions banners will be available to view after that date.  More details of events and the heritage trail can be found on Wokingham Town Council's website:

A brochure with information about each war memorial has been produced and is available to view online at   Hardcopies will be available to collect from St James Church.

Below is a map showing the locations of all of the war memorials in the heritage trail.

Flytipping: Information Circulated by Wokingham BC Waste Management Team

posted 11 Oct 2013, 02:59 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 11 Oct 2013, 03:05 ]

Bulb Planting at the Cross-Roads Pond: 16th November

posted 8 Jul 2013, 11:13 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 26 Nov 2013, 13:39 ]

Ruscombe Parish Council would like to thank residents who turned up to help us plant bulbs around the pond at the crossroads between Ruscombe Lane and Stanlake Road. We planted 1600 Daffodil and Muscari bulbs around the edge of the pond and around the bench on New Road opposite. 6 local residents worked along side Parish Councillors and their families. Although it was hard going, everyone worked together to get the job done and an enjoyable
morning was had by all. We will have a lovely display of colour up there in the Spring.


Healthwatch: Have your say on health and social care in wokingham

posted 2 Jul 2013, 02:27 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 10 Oct 2013, 04:50 ]

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