Get Involved

Ways to get involved:

  • start your own community garden or transform a green space in your area with the help of Wokingham in Bloom. See the Gipsy Lane blog for inspiration
  • adopt a street and help keep your neighbourhood clean and green. Contact the Borough Council for more information
  • become a WDVTA Tree Warden under the Tree Council’s national scheme which encourages local projects and enables people to champion their local trees
  • volunteer with Green ‘n’ Tidy Gardening Scheme Green ‘n’ Tidy, a basic gardening service for elderly or disabled residents of Wokingham Borough who cannot maintain their own properties, lack a support network to take on the job and lack the financial resources to employ commercial companies. www.volunteercentrewokingham.org.uk
  • become a Litter Hero! Wokingham Litter Heroes hold a monthly litter pick on the last Saturday of every month. Meet at the Town Hall 10am. Find them on Facebook
  • you can also litter pick at the annual WBC Community litter pick held each Spring.
  • help manage social media for Wokingham in Bloom or this website! Contact via SM channels or email marketandbloom@wokingham-tc.gov.uk
  • enter the town’s annual gardening competition ‘Greenfingers’ – you could win a prize!
  • take on an allotment plot, there are four operated by the Town Council in Wokingham – www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/services/allotments
  • report any problems in your area to WBC such as overgrown vegetation, fly-tipping, overflowing/broken bins or dog fouling
  • request a tree preservation order from WBC for any trees in your area that may be under threat from development
  • join a local group (see list below)

Organisations to join:

  • Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association (WDVTA) organises tree-related talks, walks, visits and other events to which all are welcome. www.wdvta.org.uk
  • Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers (HCCV) work with Wokingham Town Council in the management of Holt Copse, one of the natural jewels of the town. They undertake practical conservation work in the Autumn and Winter and organise social activities such as bat walks and plant surveys in the Spring and summer months. www.hccv.org.uk
  • St Paul’s Churchyard Working Party meet every first and third Saturday of every month. The Churchyard is a haven for biodiversity and contains a number of veteran trees. For more information about volunteering email Churchyard@SPauls.org.uk or visit www.spauls.org.uk/churchyard
  • Cockpit Path Community Garden is managed by a small group of volunteers who also hold annual events such as apple pressing. They are usually found at the garden on Tuesday mornings at 10am and also look after the library garden. They have no website so please contact Wokingham in Bloom for more information
  • Friends of the Emm Brook is a local conservation group interested in the flora and fauna of the Emm Brook which runs from Chapel Green to the River Loddon, a distance of approx 9kms. This includes the Woosehill Meadow Pond which was created with help from Wokingham in Bloom. www.foteb.org.uk
  • Wokingham Horticultural Association (WHA) have a number of shows, talks and outings throughout the year and members play an active role in Wokingham in Bloom. www.w-h-a.org.uk/