Useful Local Contacts

This page contains links to websites, and other contact information, for local organisations, facilities and individuals that you might find useful.  Please click on the subject you are interested in and you will be taken directly to the information that you want.  The subjects that are currently covered are:

Accommodation
Education
Entertainment
Joel Park Residents Association
Emmbrook Place
Local Authority
Political Representation
Sports Facilities
Village Hall

If you think that any other items could usefully be added to this page, please contact the Webmaster by emailing to this link.


Accommodation

For those who are looking for property in the area and perhaps coming from a long distance, or seeking accommodation in the Emmbrook area for any reason, the 3-star rated Emmbrook Inn is centrally located.


Education

Emmbrook is fortunate in having three schools within its boundaries.  Together, these three schools can offer excellent education facilities for children from Early Years Foundation Stage to the completion of their sixth form studies.  Links to each of the school websites appear below.  

Emmbrook Infant School

Emmbrook Junior School

The Emmbrook School

A new primary school has been built on Queens Road, as part of the Emmbrook Place development, and is to be run by the Keys Academy Trust.  This new school, St Cecilia’s CoE Primary School, will offer 210 places. Opening had been delayed, due to low level of interest, but the school have now confirmed they will open to KS2 students (ages 7-11) in Jan 2023 and opening to remaining years in Sep 2023.  We are currently seeking to establish when the Community Centre linked to the school will be opening and which organisation it will be run by.

St Cecilia’s CoE Primary School


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Entertainment

The Wokingham Music Club, which hosts live music events, is based at the same premises as the Emmbrook Sports and Social Club at the junction of Lowther Road and Emmbrook Road.  There is a licensed bar on the premises.  Please refer to the club website for details of forthcoming gigs.


Joel Park Residents Association

Joel Park is the area of Wokingham that is our neighbour on our eastern border, the two districts being separated by the Emm Brook river itself.  The Emmbrook Residents Association and the Joel Park Residents Association work closely together, along side the representative for Emmbrook Place, on matters of common interest, especially in relation to planning matters.


Emmbrook Place

Emmbrook Place relates to the new housing development between Matthewsgreen Road, Twyford Road and Toutley Depot; including Queens Road and the reconfigured Toutley Road (part of the North Wokingham Distributor Road). Whilst Emmbrook Place does not yet have a formalised Residents Association they do operate a community network coordinated by a resident Joanne Parker.


Local Authority

The local authority that is responsible for the Emmbrook area is Wokingham Borough Council.

There is also a Wokingham Town Council, which has responsibilities relating to the central part of the town.


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Political Representation

The local member of parliament is John Redwood, who represents the whole of Wokingham.  The councillors representing Emmbrook Ward on Wokingham Borough Council are Imogen Shepherd-DuBey, Morag Malvern and Rachel Bishop-Firth.  Their contact details are listed below.

Your Member of Parliament

JR for ERAJohn Redwood

email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0118 962 9501
Fax: 0118 962 9323

House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

 

Your Borough Councillors

 

Morag Malvern

email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07506 881126

98 Woosehill Lane
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG41 2TS

 

Imogen Shepherd-DuBey

email: [email protected]wokingham.gov.uk
M
obile: 07804 742799

16 Meadow View
Wokingham
RG41 5PD

 

Rachel Bishop-Firth

email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07866 039541

44 Ormonde Road
Wokingham
RG41 2RB

 

Your Town Councillors (Emmbrook North Ward)

Maria Gee

email: [email protected]
M
obile: 0759 8307319

C/O Wokingham Town Council
Town Hall
Market Place
Wokingham
RG40 1AS

 

Peter Hornsby

email: [email protected]
M
obile: 07763 486310

 

Morag Malvern

email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07506 881126

98 Woosehill Lane
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG41 2TS

 

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Sports Facilities

The Emmbrook Sports and Social Club, which is located on the corner of Lowther Road and Emmbrook Road, hosts the Wokingham & Emmbrook football club.  The Men’s 1st Team play in Combined Counties Premier North League and the Women’s 1st Team play in the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League.  The football club also has boys and girls youth sections.

The ESSC is also the home of the Emmbrook & Bearwood cricket club.


Village Hall

The Emmbrook Village Hall, at the junction of Emmbrook Road and Commons Road, is a valuable local amenity that is used for all kinds of activities.  Details of the hall’s capacity, hire costs, and whom to contact if you wish to book an event there, will be found by following the link in this paragraph.

An additional community centre has been built alongside the new primary school on Queens Road.  We are currently waiting to hear from WBC who will be operating this facility and when it will open.