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Nigel Howe Appointed as Royals CEO

Nigel Howe Appointed as Royals CEO

Nigel Howe Reading Football Club are delighted to announce that Nigel Howe has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive at Madejski Stadium. In his role as Vice Chairman, Howe has been presiding over the club’s property development plans, including the delivery of a brand new state-of-the-art training complex at Bearwood and the proposals […]

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First Homes Ready In Conway Close – Flagship Affordable Homing

First Homes Ready In Conway Close – Flagship Affordable Homing

Conway Close – Flagship Affordable Homing The first five homes to be completed at the Council’s flagship affordable house building project have been handed over to Reading Borough Council.  A block of 2 one-bed and 3 two-bed flats at the Conwy Close development in Tilehurst are now in the Council’s possession.     The properties […]

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Woodley Bulmershe Leisure Centre Site Handover

Woodley Bulmershe Leisure Centre Site Handover

Woodley Bulmershe Leisure Centre Bulmershe School pupils helped celebrate the official handover of the Bulmershe Leisure Centre site to Wokingham Borough Council’s contractor Pellikaan Construction Ltd, which is building the new £14million sports centre.   Pellikaan was chosen following a public tender process which saw five companies submit compliant tenders.  The company has designed and […]

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Reading Abbey Project Wins Top Planning Award

Reading Abbey Project Wins Top Planning Award

Reading Abbey Project The Reading Abbery Quarter project scooped a prestigious regional planning award this month.  The Abbey Quarter project was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) 2018 South East Award for Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture.       The awards celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning in […]

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Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs

Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs

Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs Reading Borough Council has saved over £7 million in energy costs in the last ten years by cutting its carbon footprint.  The Council has also met a target to reduce its own carbon footprint by 50% a full three years early.   A report to the Council’s Strategic […]

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Biodome To Teach Pupils About Sustainable Living

Biodome To Teach Pupils About Sustainable Living

Biodome A Berkshire school has opened an eco-friendly classroom with a difference to promote environmental awareness among its pupils.  Children at Shinfield St Mary’s Junior School will now be able to grow their own oranges and other produce inside a solar-powered biodome which has been installed within the school grounds.     PTA   The […]

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Palmer Parks Lodge Cafe Will Be Run By Award Winning Tutu’s Ethiopian Table

Palmer Parks Lodge Cafe Will Be Run By Award Winning Tutu’s Ethiopian Table

Palmer Parks Lodge Cafe Reading Council today announced the new tenant of Palmer Park’s Lodge Café as Award winning Tutu Melaku, the founder and owner of Tutu’s Ethiopian Table.  The new venture replaces the Chalkboard Café, which closed in 2017. The café is located close to the park playground at the edge of Wokingham Road […]

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British Museum Storage And Research Facility To Be Built In Shinfield

British Museum Storage And Research Facility To Be Built In Shinfield

British Museum Storage And Research Facility Plans for the British Museum’s new storage and research facility in Shinfield were approved by Wokingham Borough Council on 14 November 2018.  The proposed Archaeological Research Collection (BM_ARC), a joint initiative between the Museum and the University of Reading, will house objects from the British Museum’s world-renowned archaeological collections, […]

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Route 422 on the National Cycle Network in Reading Set To Be Approved

Route 422 on the National Cycle Network in Reading Set To Be Approved

Route 422 – National Cycle Network Work on the final phase of a key new cycle route, which will eventually cross Reading and Berkshire, is set to be approved by the Council next week (Nov 21).  Known as Route 422 on the National Cycle Network, when complete the new route it will run from its […]

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Hosier Street Vision Announced

Hosier Street Vision Announced

Hosier Street Vision A key planning document which will guide the future development and regeneration of a key area of the town centre is set to be approved next week (Nov 21).  Earlier this year Reading Borough Council consulted on a draft Hosier Street Area Development Framework, which covers the area of the former Civic […]