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Council Agree To Build Two New Swimming Pools In Reading

Council Agree To Build Two New Swimming Pools In Reading

Reading Council last night agreed the successful leisure provider awarded the contract to operate Reading’s leisure services. At the Council’s Policy Committee on Monday 20th January, councillors agreed to award Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) the 25-year contract to design, build, operate and run Reading’s leisure service, as part of the Council’s commitment to invest over […]

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Brookside Surgery Using Physician Associates For Same Day Mental Health Appointments

Brookside Surgery Using Physician Associates For Same Day Mental Health Appointments

A GP surgery in Berkshire has been able to improve waiting times for acute mental health appointments, by appointing Physician Associates to relieve the burden on doctors. The Brookside Surgery in Reading is currently able to provide same-day appointments for patients experiencing poor mental health, cutting waiting times by up to four days and ensuring […]

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Kennetside Strengthening – Latest Phase Complete

Kennetside Strengthening – Latest Phase Complete

The latest phase of an important engineering project to strengthen the Kennetside retaining wall is now complete. Around 50 metres of the wall near the Fisherman’s Cottage pub has been repaired and strengthened. It is the third phase of the Council’s on-going programme of work to strengthen a 1.3 kilometre stretch of the Kennetside retaining […]

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Reading Abbey Project Revealed – Earmarked for National Design Award

Reading Abbey Project Revealed – Earmarked for National Design Award

The Reading Abbey Project – Revealed has been shortlisted for 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 in December 2019. The project was shortlisted as a South East Regional Finalist in November 2019. The project […]

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Reading Transport Survey Report

Reading Transport Survey Report

The results of Reading’s biggest ever public consultation on the future of transport in the town have now been published. Over the summer, the Council asked residents, businesses, organisations and interest groups how they would go about tackling Reading’s future transport challenge. The consultation had a particular focus on congestion, poor air quality and meeting the […]

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Reading Electric Taxi Scheme – Test Drive Extension

Reading Electric Taxi Scheme – Test Drive Extension

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) Slough has announced an extension of its 48-hour test drive scheme in Reading due to unprecedented demand. Since the launch of the test drive scheme in November 2019, all available test drive slots have been booked. Reading Electric Taxi Test Drive For drivers who are interested in test driving the […]

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Reading Roads Will Benefit From £9 Million Investment In repairs

Reading Roads Will Benefit From £9 Million Investment In repairs

Reading Council will embark on the Borough’s biggest ever road repair programme as part of a new £9 million investment package being proposed. Over the next three years, every resident and road user in Reading will benefit from newly laid local road surfaces, newly laid pavements and footpaths and a purge on potholes,  which is being […]

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Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Residents in Shinfield and Spencers Wood will be given better travel links into Reading thanks to an expanded bus service for the villages supported by Wokingham Borough Council. An enhanced Leopard service, run in conjunction with Reading Buses, will mean even more residents will be able to take public transport to travel into town, freeing […]

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Reading Flood Expert Receives OBE From HRH Prince Charles

Reading Flood Expert Receives OBE From HRH Prince Charles

One of the UK’s leading experts in flooding received an OBE from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 5 December. Professor Hannah Cloke, professor of hydrology at the University of Reading, was invested as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her […]

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A33 Bus Lane Works Now Complete

A33 Bus Lane Works Now Complete

Work to further speed up bus journey times by building a dedicated bus lane through two key stretches of the busy A33 is now complete. MRT Scheme The latest phase of the South Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme has seen the widening of the A33 southbound approach to the Rose Kiln Lane junction to […]

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