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Wokingham Local Plan Consultation

posted 20 Feb 2019, 05:07 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 05:58 ]

*****2 days left to save Twyford / Ruscombe - You need to act NOW to prevent mass house building*****


Wokingham Borough Council have plans to build 3,500 houses around Twyford and Ruscombe. The vast majority of these are on greenbelt areas. Planning laws should prevent the greenbelt being built upon in this situation BUT unless we all act now Wokingham Borough Council will build here regardless of the laws.

If you don’t want the mass building around our area (it would double the size of Twyford/ Ruscombe) then please complete the local plan update questionnaire.  I’ve included a link at the end of this post with guidance on how questions could be answered. Please feel free to use if you agree with our aims.  If we don’t put our views across it will be assumed we are happy with the scale of building in our area. 

*****To date I understand there have been few response from our area.  To my mind, this does not reflect the strength of feeling I see in the community. As simplistic as it sounds, if we do not get enough responses voicing against the development, WBC will see this as a green light to concrete the area. It is that important and that clear cut. *****
The questionnaire link is as follows (click on complete our local plan online survey).
If you are in agreement with our aims, guidance on what you might like to put is as below.  Please also add your own responses where you opinions differ from ours.  Go to the orange links on this page.

All members of a household can complete a separate questionnaire. This includes children. The more responses the better.

Please help stop the mass development of Twyford and Ruscombe and our beautiful green belt areas. This is your opportunity to really play a part in stopping this. Please don’t dismiss the impact you can have.

Heathrow expansion consultation

posted 20 Feb 2019, 05:00 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 05:00 ]

Heathrow are consulting local residents on opinions on how the airspace around Heathrow should be used when the third runway is in operation. 
You can find information on this here

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 22 Jul 2015, 11:05 by Parish Clerk   [ updated 22 Jul 2015, 11:07 ]


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 ]

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