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Driest Ever July Edges England Towards Drought

Driest Ever July Edges England Towards Drought

Reading’s driest July in more than a century has capped the driest start to any calendar year since the Second World War – except 1976. Drought has intensified with just 3.1mm of rain in July, data from the University of Reading’s weather observatory shows, with measurable rain falling on only three days during the month. […]

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Twyford Library Relocation One Step Closer

Twyford Library Relocation One Step Closer

Proposals to relocate Twyford Library in Twyford, Reading from its existing site to a new home turned an important page last week (28 July) when the Council’s executive voted to complete the lease for the Old Polehampton Boys school building and allocate an additional £330,000 towards the works. This funding is on top of the […]

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Meadway Leisure Centre Improvements

Meadway Leisure Centre Improvements

The Council’s £40 million investment in modern leisure facilities across the town includes improvements for users of Meadway Leisure Centre. Hot on the heels of improvement works completed at South Reading Leisure Centre earlier this year, and with work well underway on new swimming pools and facilities at both Rivermead and Palmer Park work at […]

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Sidmouth Street Cycle Lane – Consultation On Making It Permanent

Sidmouth Street Cycle Lane – Consultation On Making It Permanent

A STATUTORY public consultation on making the temporary two-way cycle lane on Sidmouth Street a permanent fixture has been launched today (July 21). The fully segregated two-way cycle lane on Sidmouth Street was first introduced in the summer of 2020 under emergency measures in the early part of the Covid 19 pandemic. As part of […]

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Anti Social Behaviour App – Reading Council Update

Anti Social Behaviour App – Reading Council Update

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour, or “ASB”, can have significant adverse effects on residents’ quality of life. Reading Borough Council is helping residents fight back against anti-social behaviour thanks to technology that has made it quicker and easier for them to report problems. Anti Social Behaviour App Awareness ASB Week 2022 launches today, Monday 18 July, and the […]

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Bees Boost Crops And Could Steady Food Prices

Bees Boost Crops And Could Steady Food Prices

Supporting and enhancing pollinators could help stabilise the production of important crops like oilseeds and fruit, reducing the sort of uncertainty that causes food price spikes, new research has shown. Scientists at the University of Reading analysed years of data on the poorly understood effect of pollinators on crop yield stability. They found there was […]

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Reading Green Park Station To Open End Of This Year

Reading Green Park Station To Open End Of This Year

SIGNIFICANT progress has been made towards the opening of Reading Green Park Station, with the physical construction of the station nearing completion and the commissioning process due to start in July. Reading Borough Council, in partnership with Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR), has delivered Reading’s first new station since 1906, including: 2 x […]

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Reading Abbey Ruins Conservation Plan – £3 Million Fun

Reading Abbey Ruins Conservation Plan – £3 Million Fun

READING COUNCIL’S successful £3.15 million conservation project Reading Abbey Revealed is recommending the next steps to protect and preserve Reading’s oldest gem, the Abbey Ruins, for generations to come. Now in the fourth year since the successful reopening of the abbey after a ten-year closure, the Reading Abbey Revealed project is reflecting on its success […]

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Reading Hexagon & Library £20 Million Bid To Transform The Area

Reading Hexagon & Library £20 Million Bid To Transform The Area

EXCITING proposals to revitalise Reading’s cultural offer by transforming the much-loved Hexagon Theatre and building a modern new Central Library are revealed by the Council today. Reading Borough Council’s ambition is to do everything it can to ensure that every single resident, whatever their circumstances or background, can share in the town’s success. As part […]

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Reading and Düsseldorf Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship

Reading and Düsseldorf Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship

READING will mark the 75th anniversary of its friendship link with Düsseldorf this weekend with a series of special celebrations. The link with the German city was instigated in 1947 after the Second World War by the then Mayor of Reading, Phoebe Cusden, and is now the oldest Anglo-German city friendship.  This week, Reading Mayor […]

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