Jill Plant has resigned from Winnersh Parish Council after many years of active service.
Sadly she has recently been admitted to hospital and will then be moving to Swindon
to be close to her family.
For the last few years Jill has chaired the Recreation and Amenities Committee and
led work to improve the play areas at Bearwood Recreation Ground, including installation
of a climbing wall. Her last major project has been the construction of a new public
toilet at the Recreation Ground.
At its last meeting the members of the council expressed gratitude for her great
contribution and wished her well for the future.
Two New Councillors Welcomed April 2013
Winnersh Parish Council is pleased to welcome two new members to its ranks.
Richard Holdstock (left) and Clinton Taylor (right) were co-opted onto the Council
at its March and April meetings respectively and will be elected to Committees at
the Annual General Meeting of the Council in May.
A full list of Parish Councillors can be found here.
Winnersh Cleans Up May 2013
The annual Community Litter Pick aims to help keep our parish tidy and to raise awareness
that littering is not acceptable. This year it took place on Sunday 19 May having
been postponed from March due to exceptionally cold weather.
A good turn out from the Winnersh Beavers and some hardy residents and councillors
meant that many of the principal roads in Winnersh were cleared of rubbish. Meeting
at Sainsbury’s car park they set off on a dry and mainly bright day to retrieve rubbish
left by the less considerate members of our community.
Summer Soccer and Boxercise July 2013
There are two opportunities for exercise over the summer at the Winnersh Community
Centre and Bearwood Recreation Ground.
====== Soccer @ Six ======
Come and play football for free this summer! Sessions will be delivered by Reading
Football Club. Attend at least five out of six sessions and receive an incentive.
Just turn up. Aimed at ages 12 to 25.
Venue: Bearwood Recreation Ground, New Road, Winnersh, RG41 5DU.
Dates: July 23, 30, August 6,13, 20 and 27
Time: 6pm to 7.15pm
Thank You for coming to the Winnersh Summer Fete!
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the fete a great success again this year. The
fete is in its sixth year and has gone from strength to strength bringing the local
Stallholders, arena performers and other contributors turned out despite the mid-afternoon
rain and residents of Winnersh and Sindlesham, as well as many from further afield,
decided to risk the weather and enjoy the event. Those that decided to stay for the
excellent dog agility display were rewarded with late afternoon sun.
For more info see here and for pictures of the afternoon see here.
During the afternoon the Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr UllaKarin Clarke, presented
Civic Awards to Linda James and James Newman for their outstanding service to the
With special thanks to the businesses and organisations that donated prizes for the
raffle and competitions:
Be Wright Fit
Big Apple Bowling
The Mill at Sonning
Pets At Home
Thames Valley Cars
Wokingham Cricket Club
Prospect Estate Agency
Hands-On-Arts Pavilion from
Major Roads Schemes will Impact Winnersh! Updated Nov 2013
Public consultations on two major road schemes were held by Wokingham Borough Council
(WBC) during October and November. The period for comments has now ended.
Both the roads could seriously impact Winnersh as they will funnel additional traffic
into Winnersh. Some of the traffic from the new developments to the north of Wokingham
will inevitably travel via the Winnersh Crossroads, and traffic from the new development
at Arborfield Garrison is likely to add to the problem depending on which route is
chosen for the Arborfield Cross Relief Road.
The North Wokingham Distributor Road will serve the homes and facilities due to be
built north of the town and emerge onto the Reading Road east of the motorway bridge.
The road could be routed through the current Winnersh allotments although this would
not happen for several years and alternative space for the allotments would be provided.
The plans can be viewed on the WBC website. A WBC Highways Officer attended a parish
council meeting to answer questions and a follow up meeting has been held to better
understand the traffic modelling that has been done and to further explore the likely
impact on Winnersh.
As a result WPC has decided that the best options for the majority of Winnersh residents
will be Option A for the North Wokingham Distributor Road and Option B for the Arborfield
Cross Relief Road as these will lead to significantly less traffic being funnelled
through Winnersh than the other viable options. For example it is expected that at
peak times 25% more traffic would enter the Reading Road from the east if an option
other than Option A was to be selected. In any case the council considers it essential
that the Winnersh Relief Road (phases 1 and 2) is in operation before either of the
two proposed roads are completed. The council has responded to the consultation accordingly
and we expect a decision early in the new year.
Crossroads Traffic Signal Improvements Updated Nov 2013
An ‘intelligent’ traffic light system has been installed at the Winnersh Crossroads.
The new traffic lights react to actual real-time traffic flows and automatically
adjust to help reduce congestion through the junction. This is intended to reduce
travel times and vehicle emissions.
The new system was activated on 11 Nov. We look forward to seeing the net effect
once traffic patterns have settled!