Here below you will find everything to do with The Council Accountability & Finance

There is an annual Town Meeting held every year between 1st March and 1st June, where members of the public are invited to come and ask questions of the Mayor and Chairs of the main committees.


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Annual Town Meeting Minutes 2022172 KB
Annual Town Meeting Minutes 2019317 KB

This Code was adopted by the Council on 7th December 2021 under Section 27 of the Localism Act 2011

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WTC Code Of Conduct286 KB

The Freedom of Information Act allows you to access information held by us (subject to certain exemptions).

Our publication scheme sets out the information that we hold and where it can be found. It also defines exempt material and our charging policy.

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FOI Publication Scheme136 KB

If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please submit a request using the form below.

We will acknowledge your request within 5 working days and aim to respond within 20 working days. Complex requests or requests involving exempt material may take longer.

More information is available at the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Privacy Policy

The EU regulation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and the Government has confirmed that it will introduce new legislation to repeal the Data Protection Act 1998.  This information will be updated when legislation has been passed.

This privacy policy sets out how Wokingham Town Council uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our services.  

For the purposes of GDPR, Wokingham Town Council is the Data Controller (the holder, user and processor) of this information.

Wokingham Town Council is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Wokingham Town Council may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2018.

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Privacy Policy391 KB


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 The right to access personal data we hold on you

At any point you can contact us to request the personal data we hold on you as well as why we have that personal data, who has access to the personal data and where this data was obtained from. If you require this information please complete the form here

Financial Reports

Click on the links below to download the Town Council’s financial reports.

These are in CSV format which is compatible with all common spreadsheet programs.

Expenditure over £500

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Over £500 1st Jan to 31st Mar 202414 KB
Over £500 1 Sept to 31 Dec 202313 KB
Over £500 1 July – 30th Sept20 KB
Over £500 1st April – 30 June 202311 KB
April 2022 to March 202345 KB
1 October 2021 to 31 March 202215 KB

Audit requirements


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Town and Parish Council CIL 2022-23115 KB
Audit Approved Annual Return 2022-23 Part 2152 KB
Audit Approved Annual Return 2022-23 Part 1136 KB
Closure of Audit 2022-23 Notice42 KB
WTC AGAR 2022-2023559 KB
WTC Supporting Information79 KB
Notice of appointment date77 KB
Summary of rights for local authority99 KB


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Town and Parish Council CIL 2021-22107 KB
Closure of Audit 2021-22 2nd Notice42 KB
Audit Approved Annual Return 2021-22 part 2149 KB
Audit Approved Annual return 2021-22 part 1231 KB
Notice of Appointment of date of Electors Rights Audit Notice for Display 1st notice266 KB
AGAR 2021-2022 Supporting Statement266 KB


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Town and Parish Council CIL 2020-21114 KB
Audit Approved Annual Return 20-21 part 2142 KB
Audit Approved Annual Return 2020-21 Part1186 KB
Notice of Appointment date of Electors Rights Audit Notice 202-21 1st notice100 KB
AGAR 2020-21 Subject to external audit review512 KB

Wokingham Town Council sets a precept each year which is collected with the Borough Council Tax and provides the income to fund our services to the town.

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The Precept 2024 – 2025192 KB
The Precept 2023-2024147 KB

The Town Council owns and/or manages the following properties and land on behalf of local residents.



Town Hall (RG40 1AS)

Emmbrook Village Hall (RG41 1JN)


Howard Palmer Gardens

Joel Park & Holt Copse

King George V Playing Field

Langborough Recreation Ground

Leslie Sears Playing Field

Redlands Park Farm


Ormonde Road

Latimer Road

Gipsy Lane

Binfield Road

Mulberry Grove

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BK247735 & BK95702

BK247735 & BK297252

BK167542 & BK463373




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Woosehill Community Hall (RG41 3DA)


Viking Field

Elms Field


St Paul’s Gate

Ifould Crescent

Penny Row 


Wokingham Borough Council


Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council


Wokingham Free Church Burial Ground

Transfer to town council in progress

Transfer to town council in progress

The Council’s business is governed by Standing Orders.

The Council’s financial management is governed by Standing Financial Regulations

Risk is the threat that an event or action will adversely affect an organisation’s ability to achieve its objectives and to successfully execute its strategies.

Risk Management is the process by which risks are identified, evaluated and controlled and is an essential feature of good governance. An organisation that manages risk well is more likely to achieve its objectives.

The Town Council has adopted a structured approach to Risk Management. Click on the links below for more information.

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WTC risk register Council Year 2022-23 Nov 23 revision158 KB

Using this website

This website is run by Wokingham Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. The theme used for this Website is WCAG compliant see WCAG Compliant Theme for more details. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • the Facebook feed on main page does not respond to text size enlargement

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email –
  • call 0118 9783185

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Wokingham Town Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with technology

Third Party add-ons such as the Facebook feed do not allow text resizing

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when we next do a major redevelopment of the website.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Issues with images, video and audio

We add alt text to all images on the home page. We don’t plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in November 2023. The test was carried out by ourselves at Wokingham Town Council. This was only basic testing.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at

This statement was prepared on 9 July 2019. It was last updated on 30th January 2024

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Safeguarding Policy 2022483 KB
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Investment Strategy Policy 2022152 KB

About the Transparency Code

The government has published ‘The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency’ which effectively recommends parish councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of a least £200,000 to publish ‘Public Data’.

The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 2018.

In accordance with the Code of Recommended Practice and general good practice, Wokingham Town Council makes the following information available:

Expenditure exceeding £500

Local authorities must publish details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500. This includes items of expenditure, consistent with Local Government Association guidance. This must be published quarterly. Wokingham Town Council chooses to publish this quarterly. The information is in section above this ‘Financial Reports’

Procurement Information

Publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000. Publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. This must be published quarterly.

When contracts are up for renewal they can be found under the NEWS section page of our website.

Local Authority Land

Local authorities must publish details of all land and building assets. This must be published annually.

This information is shown under Assets on this page.

Social Housing Asset Value

Local authorities must publish details on the value of social housing assets within local authorities Housing Revenue Account. This must be published annually.

The Town Council does not hold any Social Housing Assets.

Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations

Publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

The Town Council’s Grant Award Policy, can be downloaded from the grant page of our website. Minutes of the meeting where grants were decided can be found Here

Organisation Chart

Publish an organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation. This must be published annually.

The Town Council currently employees 18 members of staff. The chart is Here

Trade Union Facility Time

This must be published annually.

The Town Council does not have any Trade Union representatives.

Parking Account

Local authorities must publish on their website, or place a link on their website to this data if published elsewhere: a breakdown of income and expenditure on the authority’s parking account, and a breakdown of how the authority has spent a surplus on its parking account. This must be published annually.

The Town Council does not have a parking account.

Parking Spaces

Local authorities must publish the number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces within their area, or an estimate of the number of spaces where controlled parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces. This must be published annually.

The Town Council does not control any parking in Wokingham.

Senior Salaries

The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets, and number of staff) earning over £50,000 per annum. This must be published annually.

In 2024-25, 1 member of staff falls into this category, and their remuneration falls into the £60,000 to £65,000 band. Details of the role, responsibility, budget and number of staff can be found here.


Local authorities must publish their Constitution on their website. This must be published annually.

The Council’s business is governed by Standing Orders.

The Council’s financial management is governed by Standing Financial Regulations

Committee Attendance

This information is shown as part of the Annual Town Council Meeting

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Attendance 2022-2023118 KB

Pay Multiple

Publish the pay multiple on their website defined as the ratio between the highest taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce. This must be published annually.

DateHighest Pay (FTE)Median Pay (FTE)Median
Pay: Pay
Ratio (to
Lowest Pay (FTE)Lowest
Pay: Pay
Ratio (to
(1) Pay multiples:
(a) As specified in the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, the ‘pay multiple’ compares the taxable earnings of the highest paid employee to the median full time equivalent taxable earnings of all employees at the specified date.
(b) ‘Lowest pay’ is the full-time equivalent lowest taxable earnings of all employees at the specified date.


The Town Council’s Fraud Policy

Update to follow  

Waste Contracts

Local authorities must publish details of their existing waste collection contracts at the point they first publish quarterly contract information. This is a one-off publication.

Wokingham Town Council has waste collection contracts in place with:

Grundon and Suez.