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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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Reading Council Services Christmas Information

Reading Council Services Christmas Information

Reading Borough Council will again be closed for all non-essential Council services for the Christmas and New Year period. Reading Civic Offices The Civic Offices, on Bridge Street, will be shut to the public from 5pm on Monday December 23rd and will re-open again to the public at 9am on Thursday January 2nd. The Call […]

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Doctor Helps his Elderly Grandad by Starting New Business in Berkshire

Doctor Helps his Elderly Grandad by Starting New Business in Berkshire

Reg Parrett is a man approaching a milestone, he’ll be 100 next year and shows no signs of slowing down. Dapper and debonair, this is a man who had “great larks” with the RAF, became an interior designer responsible for transforming homes and hotels across North Wales well into his late 80’s and, more recently, […]

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Green Park Station Funding Boost – Additional £3 Million

Green Park Station Funding Boost – Additional £3 Million

Rail passengers will benefit from the best possible facilities after an new injection of funding for the new Green Park Station. Reading Borough Council has been working with rail industry partners to address budget pressures which are the  result of changes to the  design and the delivery timetable for the new station. The Council has […]

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New Shinfield Community Hub Announced

New Shinfield Community Hub Announced

 A new community centre for Shinfield has just taken a big step forward with planning approval now granted. Shinfield Parish Council and Wokingham Borough Council have been working together on the project which will bring a new community centre to the heart of the village. Shinfield Community Hub Location The impressive design for the new […]

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Reading Landlord Information Evening Invite

Reading Landlord Information Evening Invite

A Free Landlord Information Evening is being held at the Civic Offices later this month. All residential property landlords are invited to attend the event on Thursday 21st November. The National Landlords Association will be giving a presentation on recent and upcoming developments in the sector. Reading Landlord Information – Optional Workshops A number of […]