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South Reading Leisure Centre Improvements Starting

South Reading Leisure Centre Improvements Starting

WORK starts next week on improvements for users of South Reading Leisure Centre, as part of the Council’s £40M investment in modern leisure facilities for the town. Hot on the heels of works starting on modern new swimming pools and facilities at both Rivermead and Palmer Park, work at South Reading, run by GLL on […]

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Shinfield Studios One Step Closer

Shinfield Studios One Step Closer

Plans to build a world-class film and television studios at Shinfield are another step closer to rolling into action. Wokingham Borough Council’s planning committee has resolved to approve an application by Shinfield Studios, which is working in partnership with the University of Reading, for its Creative Media Hub. Thames Valley Science Park The 85,000 sq […]

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Palmer Park Swimming Pool Construction Begins

Palmer Park Swimming Pool Construction Begins

MAJOR work to construct a modern new 25 metre, 6-lane community pool at Palmer Park is set to begin, as part of the second phase of the project. Construction on the new pool is the next key milestone in the Council’s £40M investment in modern leisure facilities for the town, including delivering two brand new […]

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Reading Minster Quarter – Council Successful In £2 Million Bid For Regeneration

Reading Minster Quarter – Council Successful In £2 Million Bid For Regeneration

Reading Borough Council has successfully bid for £2 million of funding to help kickstart the exciting regeneration of the Minster Quarter, which will transform a key area of the town centre. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association, yesterday announced details of its £75 million Brownfield […]

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Reading City Status Credentials Laid Out

Reading City Status Credentials Laid Out

READING’s powerful case to be granted City status is outlined next week, ahead of the official submission of its bid later this year. Reading Borough Council announced earlier this year its intention to bid for City status, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. A report to Full Council on October 19 now lays […]

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Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration For Climate Resilient Societies

Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration For Climate Resilient Societies

A new collaboration with Microsoft is set to help scientists at the University of Reading’s Walker Institute develop more solutions to climate threats worldwide. Climate variability and change pose a huge risk to developing societies in the form of ecological degradation, state fragility, conflict, migration, rapid population growth and social inequality. Understanding these issues demands […]

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Reading Community Projects To Receive £50,000 As Part Of New University Initiative

Reading Community Projects To Receive £50,000 As Part Of New University Initiative

£50,000 has been awarded to local community projects as part of a new University of Reading initiative. The Community Fund, launched earlier this year, has been set up by the University, in partnership with the John Sykes Foundation. It offers financial support to projects that benefit the people and community of Reading. This is the first […]

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Reading £9 Million Road Resurfacing Programme Starts

Reading £9 Million Road Resurfacing Programme Starts

HUNDREDS of roads are set to be improved in Reading as projects to resurface main roads and residential roads across the borough begin at the start of October. This year’s major road resurfacing programme starts on Monday 4 October, with 42 sections of main road being enhanced over the next six weeks. The work will […]

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Free Climate Course Designed For Students, By Students

Free Climate Course Designed For Students, By Students

A new online course exploring how climate change affects different aspects of our lives has been developed by students at the University of Reading. The free to access course – Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together – has been designed for 16 to 18-year-olds, but is open to anyone who wants to learn more […]

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Prospect Park Activity Centre & Play Hub Coming Soon

Prospect Park Activity Centre & Play Hub Coming Soon

PLANS for a new play hub and activity centre were given the green light yesterday. Reading Council plans to invest over £500k to build a new play hub and activity centre in part of the pavilion building at Prospect Park, which will become a new destination for activities, entertainment and learning for families and children […]

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