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Reading Festival Travel Advice

Reading Festival Travel Advice

Reading Festival Travel Advice Nearly 100,000 revellers will descend on Reading Festival this year and local residents are being reminded to plan ahead so they don’t get caught out by the festival jams.  A total of 100,000 festival-goers are likely to attend this year’s event. About 80,000 weekend tickets have been sold.     Roads […]

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Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event

Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event

Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event Residents are invited to a free event celebrating the launch of Compass Recovery College’s new Autumn Prospectus.  The event aims to reach out to people who might not be aware of what the college can offer to those experiencing mental health challenges and people who care for someone with mental […]

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Heritage Open Days 2018 Information

Heritage Open Days 2018 Information

Heritage Open Days 2018 Reading’s annual celebration of its many magnificent heritage locations takes place for the first time across two consecutive weekends, 6-9 and 13-16 September 2018, and coincides with the second Reading-on-Thames Festival, which champions Reading’s arts and culture inspired by its waterways heritage.     Free Map   Download the free map guide […]

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Don’t Lose Your Vote – 43,000 Reminder Letters Being Sent Out

Don’t Lose Your Vote – 43,000 Reminder Letters Being Sent Out

Don’t Lose Your Vote A total of 43,660 households will be receiving a first reminder letter this week as the Council continues its push to ensure as many residents as possible complete their annual canvass form.  With Local Borough elections taking place in Reading in May 2019, local residents are being warned not to lose […]

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St Patricks Hall Planning Decision To Be Appealed By Reading University

St Patricks Hall Planning Decision To Be Appealed By Reading University

St Patricks Hall Planning The University of Reading will appeal against the decision by the Planning Committee of Reading Borough Council in February to reject an application to extend and upgrade its student accommodation at St. Patrick’s Hall. The proposed multi-million pound re-development of St. Patrick’s Hall, which was recommended for approval by the Council’s […]

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Dusseldorf and Reading Twinning Cemented With Ceromony

Dusseldorf and Reading Twinning Cemented With Ceromony

Dusseldorf and Reading Twinning Readings Mayor, Debs Edwards, further strengthened the bond of friendship between Düsseldorf and Reading, with a visit to the German town at the end of June.  The visit celebrated the 30th anniversary of Reading’s official twinning with Düsseldorf in 1977 and the special friendship between the towns that stretches back 71 […]

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New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Plans Approved

New Bulmershe Leisure Centre Plans Approved

Bulmershe Leisure Centre The new £14million Bulmershe Leisure Centre is a step closer to reality after it was granted planning consent last night (July 17).  The centre in Woodlands Avenue in Woodley will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool and teaching pool, with movable floor for a larger number of groups of ages and abilities […]

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Richfield Avenue Secondary School Consultation

Richfield Avenue Secondary School Consultation

Richfield Avenue Secondary School Parents and members of the public are being invited to take part in a consultation on proposals for a new Richfield Avenue Secondary School in Reading.  The Council selected a preferred location for a new 6-form entry secondary school last month to cope with the on-going growth in demand for school […]

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Civic Office, Broad Street Mall & TVP HQ Replacement Vision Feedback Required

Civic Office, Broad Street Mall & TVP HQ Replacement Vision Feedback Required

Civic Office, Broad Street Mall & TVP HQ Residents and businesses are being asked for feedback on a draft vision for a key section of the town centre which covers the area of the former Civic Offices, Broad Street Mall and the Thames Valley Police Headquarters.  On Friday this week (July 20th), Reading Borough Council […]

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A33 Bus Lane Works To Speed Up Journey Times Starts Soon

A33 Bus Lane Works To Speed Up Journey Times Starts Soon

A33 Bus Lane Works Work to further speed up bus journey times by building a dedicated bus lane through two key A33 sections begins at the end of this month (July 30th).  The latest phase of the South Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme will see the widening of the A33 southbound approach to the […]