The northern end of Woodley shopping centre is to get a £340,000 makeover to make it a more flexible space for traders, shoppers and community events. Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive agreed this week (October 27) to release £250,000 in developers’ contributions to fund the scheme in the north precinct, to go with £90,000 […]
A FREE Landlord Information Evening is being held at the Civic Offices later this month. All property landlords are invited to attend the event on Thursday 20th October. The National Landlords Association will be giving a presentation on the Right to Rent legislation while deposit protection scheme My Deposits will be offering advice about tenancy […]
AN £835,085 CUT in Government funding for public health services in Reading has prompted a review of the Council’s Public Health Budget, set to be discussed at the next meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board (7 October). The outlook for health services in Reading is bleak with Government cuts eating into resources despite the […]
READING could become part of a new Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) under plans being considered at a meeting on Monday 3rd October. Members of the Adult, Children’s and Education committee are being asked to agree in principle to the borough council joining Adopt Thames Valley (ATV) along with six other local authorities and voluntary adoption […]
The University of Reading strengthened its national ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2017, rising one place to 31st place from last year. Reading’s position means that it has risen four places in the last four years and sits ahead of five Russell Group universities. The rankings measure 128 […]
A record numbers of undergraduate students have begun at the University of Reading this week, with more than 4200 enrolling for the new academic year. The latest intake of students sees a year-on-year increase of 7% on 2015, and “bucks the trend” of a 1% sector growth for those accepted to UK HE so far […]
READING’S Library Service has received a grant of £26,950 to deliver a series of theatre shows at its libraries, starting in October this year and running over two years.
WORK to build Reading’s biggest cycle parking hub – with space for around 600 bicycles – is progressing well.
GROUPS and organisations across the town are to share a reduced funding pot of £2.145m over the next two years to help the Council narrow the gaps which exist between communities in Reading, and ensure that funding is directed at those in most need of support. The overall level of funding has been significantly reduced […]
Ahead of the opening of IKEA at Calcot, the Swedish store chain are now looking for staff with applications being welcomed online. The new store, 19th in the UK, is looking for approximately 350 staff members to join the store and has begun advertising its website. Roles include logistics, customer service, a merchandising manager and […]