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Grit Bins Retained for the Winter in Reading

Grit Bins Retained for the Winter in Reading

Grit Bins Retained for the Winter All 47 grit bins in Reading will remain in place for the coming winter, following an annual review of winter service provision.  The Council had intended to remove grit bin provision in the borough later in 2018 as part of a package of budget savings agreed earlier this year. […]

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Local Business Hosts PrintFest In October

Local Business Hosts PrintFest In October

Local Business Hosts PrintFest – ADAPT launches PrintFest   ADAPT, the single-source supplier for everything related to inkjet wide-format print, is hosting two special showroom events in conjunction with HP.     Throughout October, ADAPT will be hosting PrintFest – the festival of inkjet printing. The development of two specialist showrooms allows for ADAPT to […]

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Reading IT Business Run From Garage Success Story

Reading IT Business Run From Garage Success Story

Reading IT Business Run From Garage   Yet this year again Reading garage home run IT business has made it possible to attract investors and this inspirational story definitely provides a motivational thought that if you can desire to dream about making something impossible possible you can do it. Reading has recorded endless successful stories […]

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Reading University Research Receives Major Funding Boost

Reading University Research Receives Major Funding Boost

Reading University Research The next generation of research talent at the University of Reading has been backed with five more years of funding from the UK’s leading supporter of environmental science.   The Natural Environment Research Council   The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is investing more than £100m in PhD training in the second […]

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World Homeless Day – Reading Focus on Homelessness Prevention Drives Down B&B Use

World Homeless Day – Reading Focus on Homelessness Prevention Drives Down B&B Use

World Homeless Day The number of homeless households staying in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation in Reading has fallen dramatically following intensive efforts by the Council and its partners to tackle the problem.   A focus on homelessness prevention and the provision of more temporary accommodation has helped reduce the number of households in B&B from […]

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Whitley Residents Survey Results – “We Know We Can”

Whitley Residents Survey Results – “We Know We Can”

Whitley Residents Survey One of the most intensive neighbourhood-based research exercises ever conducted in south Reading has shown Whitley residents and school pupils are driven to overcome challenges to reach their dreams.  The Whitley for Real initiative (W4R) was developed by Reading Borough Council, the University of Reading and Whitley Researchers, in partnership with the […]

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Conwy Close, Flagship Council Housing Development Topping Out Ceromony

Conwy Close, Flagship Council Housing Development Topping Out Ceromony

Conwy Close A Topping out ceremony has been held to celebrate a milestone in the Council’s flagship affordable house building project.  Reading Borough Council has contracted Hill to construct 57 new affordable homes in Conwy Close, Tilehurst.     The completion of the highest point of the development was marked by councillors and the teams […]

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HMO Licencising Changes – Landlords Be Aware

HMO Licencising Changes – Landlords Be Aware

HMO Licencising Changes Landlords who have to register Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) under new legislation can now do so through the Reading Borough Council website.  New rules which extend the requirement to register HMOs to smaller properties came into force this week.   Property landlords are being encouraged to visit the web page at […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre Building Starting Soon

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Building Starting Soon

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Building   Pellikaan Construction Ltd has been appointed as Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor to build the new £14million Bulmershe Leisure Centre on the site of the old one, which was demolished during the summer.   Pellikaan was chosen following a public tender process. The company has designed and built more than 900 sports […]

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Free Activities Galore at Reading Library Fun Palaces 2018

Free Activities Galore at Reading Library Fun Palaces 2018

Reading Library Fun Palaces 2018 Reading Library Service will be hosting a day of fun, free events at libraries across the town on Saturday 6th October to celebrate the popular ‘Fun Palaces’ weekend.     Following on from the first Reading Fun Palace Day in 2017, this year families can look forward to a fun […]