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European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Expansion

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Expansion

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Plans for forecasting centre move could enhance Reading University as world-leading weather and climate research hub.  Plans to build a new headquarters for a world-leading weather forecasting centre at the University of Reading have taken a step forward after detailed investigation work was backed.   ECMWF – European […]

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Modeshift Stars Accreditation For Heights and Moorlands Children

Modeshift Stars Accreditation For Heights and Moorlands Children

Modeshift STARS accreditation Children from two Reading primary schools have been enjoying learning all about being active and travelling sustainably, gaining national accreditation in the process.  The Heights and Moorlands primary schools are the first in Reading to receive Modeshift STARS accreditation – a national scheme which recognises schools which  have demonstrated excellence in supporting […]

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Support For Rough Sleepers in Reading as Council secures an extra £316,000

Support For Rough Sleepers in Reading as Council secures an extra £316,000

Support For Rough Sleepers in Reading as Council secures an extra £316,000 A Successful bid for government funding will help the Council do more to reduce rough sleeping in the town.  Reading Borough Council has been awarded £316,000 from a £30m pot of cash the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has set […]

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Sports Facility Park Improvements Complete

Sports Facility Park Improvements Complete

Prospect Park & Cintra Park Work to improve sports facilities in two of Reading’s most popular parks is now complete, all in good time for the start of Wimbledon, the World Cup and the school holidays.  Sports pitches at Prospect Park in west Reading and the multi-use games area at Cintra Park in south Reading […]

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Beechwood Grove Caversham – Independent Living Scheme On Track

Beechwood Grove Caversham – Independent Living Scheme On Track

Beechwood Grove Reading Council and A2Dominion’s new independent living scheme in Caversham is a step closer to finishing this month, with the roofing and building structure completed.   The scheme of 43 apartments will provide independent living for over 55s, with communal amenities and grounds, and the option to receive bespoke care and support packages.   […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition On Track

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition On Track

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Demolition In Woodley Plans to replace Bulmershe Leisure Centre with a modern £14million facility better suited to the needs of residents and local schools are progressing well.  The ‘soft strip’ of the old leisure centre is now underway, removing all non-structural items from inside and outside of the building, getting it ready […]

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Historic Iron Lamp Posts & Columns to be Retained in Reading

Historic Iron Lamp Posts & Columns to be Retained in Reading

Historic Iron Lamp Posts & Columns More than 200 cast iron lamp columns in Reading will be refurbished and retained following a recent survey of historic lamp posts across the borough.  Over the past two years the Council has replaced 4,000 lighting columns and 13,500 lanterns with modern energy-efficient LED lighting. Not only will this […]

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Cow Lane Weekend Closure Before Two Way Traffic Returns

Cow Lane Weekend Closure Before Two Way Traffic Returns

Cow Lane Weekend Closure Cow Lane Weekend Closure – Cow Lane will be closed to all road users on the weekend of June 30th, before two-way traffic flow under the bridge is re-introduced in the early hours of Monday 2nd July.  Network Rail and its contractors are nearing the completion of junction realignment works at […]

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Reading Refugees Invited To Apply For University Scholarship

Reading Refugees Invited To Apply For University Scholarship

Reading Refugees Reading’s refugee community is to benefit from a new scholarship scheme launched by the University of Reading.  The Refugee Scholarship Scheme has been developed in partnership with Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) and Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU), and will provide up to 14 university scholarships for refugees in the Reading area. These […]

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Martyn Russell Property Services Handed Fine For HMO Failings

Martyn Russell Property Services Handed Fine For HMO Failings

Martyn Russell Handed Fine – HMO Failings Martyn Russell the Managing Agent who failed to maintain a fire alarm system in a four-storey HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) has been ordered to pay fines and court costs totalling nearly £25,000.  Martyn Russell, of Chapel Green, Wokingham, appeared before Reading Magistrates Court to face 31 charges […]