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Public events, consultations, drop-in sessions and opportunities to find out more about the regeneration plans for Wokingham Town Centre.

To keep up to date with the proposals and upcoming events you can also sign up to receive our update newsletters. Find out more on the Get in Touch page of the website  


Current Engagements and Events  

There are no current events planned but keep an eye out here for the latest events and activities.

Past Events  

Carnival Phase 2 Updates

With work set to start on building a brand new Leisure Centre and Library on the Carnival site next summer (2022) we're hosting some drop in sessions where you can find out more about the latest plans. Why not join us at

  • Friday October 18, 11am - 2pm, Carnival Pool Leisure Centre
  • Thursday October 24, 4pm - 8pm, Carnival Pool Leisure Centre
  • Saturday October 26, 8am - 2pm, Carnival Pool Leisure Centre
  • Friday November 1, 10am - 2pm, Wokingham Library 

Exhibition boards about the scheme are also on display at the Carnival Pool Leisure Centre and Wokingham Library.

Peach Place Preview day

Join us on Saturday April 13 2019 to have a sneak peek at what is going on behind the hoardings at the new square before it opens later this month.

Take a sneak peek behind the hoardings

Join us on Saturday September 15 2018 to have a sneak peek at what is going on behind the hoardings when we open up the Elms Field and Peach Place sites for Wokingham's annual Heritage Day 2018.

Access to Peach Place will be via the end of Bush Walk and Elms Field at the bottom of Denmark Street opposite the Library.  

Carnival Phase 2 - Planning Application  

The planning application for Carnival Phase 2 was submitted on the 9 July 2017. You can find out more about how to view the plans and submit your comments to the Local Planning Authority on our Latest News page. 

Carnival Phase 2

On Friday April 28, 2017 we published our latest proposals for Phase 2 of the Carnival Project.


We're excited about how the ideas have been coming together and the great facility we will be delivering for the town which includes a bigger and better leisure centre, a library and lots of shared spaces which can be used by the community as well. Download a copy of our Carnival Phase 2 engagement handout to find out more. We've also produced these FAQ's which will be updated as the engagement moves forward.

In addition to downloading the handout, we will also be putting up some information boards at Wokingham Library, the Carnival Pool and in the Shute End council offices reception area.

As part of the engagement we've organsied two drop-in sessions where people can come along, meet the team and ask questions about the scheme, on:

  •  Monday 8 May, 4pm to 7pm, at Wokingham Library
  • Tuesday 16 May, 4pm to 7pm at Carnival Pool Leisure Centre

 People will have until Sunday 21 May 2017 to view the proposals and submit their comments to the town centre regeneration team by email at towncentre.regeneration@wokingham.gov.uk

or by post at: Town Centre Regeneration. Wokingham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN  


Elms Field New Play Area

With work due to start next year on the Elms Field regeneration scheme, Wokingham Borough Council has been working with play area designers on proposals for an exciting new play area for the town centre

The designs are now ready to share and the council is keen to hear local residents and families comments on what is set to become one of the best play areas locally.

You can find out more about the proposals by downloading the Elms Field play area engagement handout and the play area plan of the designs. Hard copies of the leaflet are also available at the Shute End Council Offices or the Town Hall Information Centre in Market Place.

People can email their comments about the play area proposals to the regeneration team at towncentre.regeneration@wokingham.gov.uk or send them in writing to the Town Centre Regeneration, Wokingham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN

Comments should be received by Sunday November 13 2016.

Feedback will be used to help finalise the play area designs which will be delivered as part of the wider Elms Field regeneration.


Peach Place Detailed Design Workshop  

With development due to start at Peach Place in early 2017 there is still work to be done in preparing the detailed designs.

As part of this process the Council is holding a workshop to discuss how the new Peach Place Buildings will look. The workshop will allow residents to discuss the approach to the facades and shop fronts of the scheme.

The event has been organised for

  • Wednesday January 27 2016, from 7pm to 9pm at Wokingham Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham.

Spaces on the workshop are limited and can be booked, subject to availability, by emailing the regeneration team at: TownCentre.Regeneration@wokingham.gov.uk


New drop-in sessions for Elms Field

We want more people to get involved and help shape the final designs for Elms Field in Wokingham. as well as being able to take part online, residents, businesses and other interested parties can also preview the proposals and ask any questions they may have at three special drop-in sessions taking place on: 

  • Friday March 13 2015, between 10am and 2pm, at Market Place, Wokingham
  • Saturday March 14 2015, between 10am and 2pm, at Market Place, Wokingham
  • Saturday March 21 2015, between 10am and 2pm, at Market Place, Wokingham


New #WokyConversation - Wednesday 25 March

The council is holding its second #WokyConversation online on Wednesday 25 March between 6pm and 8pm to discuss the Elms Field proposals. To join the conversation visit the council’s Facebook page or visit the Twitter profile on the evening to ask a question. Questions can also be asked via the Regeneration Company Twitter profile.


Drop-in sessions for Carnival Pool

Two exhibitions were held in February 2015 for the new Carnival Pool proposals - they were held in Market Place on Thursday 12 February and at the Carnival Pool on Tuesday 17 February

Download the Carnival Pool leisure hub exhibition information.


Four exhibitions held in November 2014

Local residents had the opportunity to see a preview of the plans for Peach Place and ask any questions about the scheme.

There were four public drop-in sessions held in Wokingham Market Place and in the Town Hall Committee Room.

    If you have further questions or would like to know more information about the exhibitions please contact us via our contact page. Alternatively you can also download the leaflet with information on the proposals that were available at the exhibitions.

    The planning application for Peach Place has now been submitted, and you can view further details on how the plans here.

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