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Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Stuck At Home? Help climate scientists solve mystery of British rain

Citizen scientists are being asked to join a mission to salvage British rainfall records dating back 200 years, in the biggest ever project of its type. Rainfall Rescue Project The Rainfall Rescue project, run by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading, is aiming to fill the huge gap in UK digital weather records […]

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COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

COVID-19 Support for businesses in Reading from Team Reading

A message From Reading UK At this difficult time, it is vital businesses can access timely advice and support to help them manage their way through the Coronavirus period. Reading UK is working in close partnership with Reading Borough Council to ensure businesses in Reading’s Business Improvement Districts and wider Reading economy receive all the […]

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One Reading Community Hub During Covid-19 Launch

One Reading Community Hub During Covid-19 Launch

THE One Reading Community Hub action line is now live – a place where people in need of help are connected with volunteers, organisations and services who can support them during the Covid-19 outbreak. If you are someone in very urgent need of help, then check the Government websites and the Council website for information […]

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Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Reading University opens up its car parks for NHS heroes

Car parks at the University of Reading are now available for NHS and Royal Berkshire Hospital staff to use, with immediate effect. Parking spaces at the University’s London Road and Whiteknights campuses, which usually require a permit or pay and display ticket, will now be open for free to those working within the NHS and […]

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Free Parking For Royal Berkshire Hospital Staff at Queens Road Car Park

Free Parking For Royal Berkshire Hospital Staff at Queens Road Car Park

READING Borough Council is making free parking available at Queen’s Road Car Park to Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) staff for the duration of the COVID 19 response.  Queen’s Road Car Park is a short walk from the RBH. By making the free parking spaces available, the Council hopes to make it easier and quicker for […]

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Council Waives Concessionary Bus Fare Limitations for Elderly

Council Waives Concessionary Bus Fare Limitations for Elderly

Reading Borough Council has made the decision to waive time limitations on concessionary bus fares for elderly residents in Reading during the Coronavirus outbreak. The changes come into effect from tomorrow (Sat Mar 21st) It follows news that some supermarkets and shops are choosing to open early for the exclusive use of elderly or vulnerable […]

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Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Action is being taken to support and co-ordinate voluntary groups across Reading in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Government’s latest advice issued yesterday is that people should avoid non-essential contact. Reading Borough Council understands many people across the town will be concerned about the impact on elderly and vulnerable people in particular, who are […]

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Reading Coronavirus – Update

Reading Coronavirus – Update

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Reading Borough Council following one confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Reading. Alison Barnett, Centre Director for Public Health England South East, said:   “We ensure that someone with coronavirus doesn’t put others at risk by treating them in isolation and carefully investigating who they had […]

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Reading Abbey Award

Reading Abbey Award

Reading Abbey Project Highly Commended in National Design Awards The Reading Abbey Revealed Project has been ‘Highly Commended’ in one of Europe’s most important and prestigious awards. Reading Borough Council’s Reading Abbey Revealed was named as a successful 2020 National Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards project, one of only 8 successful shortlisted projects. Civic Trust […]

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Reading Street Parties – No Fees This Summer

Reading Street Parties – No Fees This Summer

Households across Reading are being invited to stage a street party on any weekend throughout the summer without having to pay the usual road closure fees. The Council has previously supported the national Big Lunch and Great Get-Together events by offering the no-fee street closures for those specific weekends. When This year communities in Reading […]

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