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Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Action is being taken to support and co-ordinate voluntary groups across Reading in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Government’s latest advice issued yesterday is that people should avoid non-essential contact. Reading Borough Council understands many people across the town will be concerned about the impact on elderly and vulnerable people in particular, who are […]

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Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Only 1 in 5 Pre-Schoolers Eat Enough Veg

Pre-school children could be helped to eat more vegetables with new online resources for nurseries and schools across Europe. The EIT Food Schools Network project is developing a set of resources and support for schools to address the issue that fewer than one in five children are getting enough fruit and vegetables. Dr Alan Parry […]

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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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Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

Food Waste Collection To Be In Introduced In Reading

A new food waste collection scheme is set to be introduced in Reading as part of a major new campaign to boost the recycling rate in the town to 50 per cent. The campaign called ‘Reading Does’ recognises that households in the borough already recycle and are keen to do more and the Council wants […]

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Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

Food Professor Begins Nutrition Society Presidency

One of the country’s leading experts in nutrition and cardiovascular health from the University of Reading has begun their term as President of the Nutrition Society. Professor Julie Lovegrove Professor Julie Lovegrove, the Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition at the University of Reading has been officially appointed as President of the […]

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Town Hall Cafe Opening Soon

Town Hall Cafe Opening Soon

The Pantry Café & Kitchen, Reading Town Hall’s new café, will open to the public this month. The modern new café will sit in the heart of Reading’s vibrant town centre, forming an integral part of the beautiful 18th Century Grade II listed Town Hall and Museum building. Opening Date The Town Hall Cafe Pantry […]

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Noodle Shack Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2019

Noodle Shack Tops the Reading Festival Alfresco Awards 2019

A catering company serving noodles has won the 2019 Gold Alfresco Award for food hygiene and best managed food outlet at this year’s Reading Festival. Noodle Shack Noodle Shack, owned and managed by Robert Shepherd of RJS Catering and located in the main arena, won the accolade after scoring top marks in the Alfresco Award […]

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Reading Festival – Say No to Single Plastics and Take Your Tent Home, say Festival Organisers

Reading Festival – Say No to Single Plastics and Take Your Tent Home, say Festival Organisers

Reducing the impact on the environment will be a key theme of this year’s 2019 Reading Festival. More than 105,000 revellers will descend on St John’s Farm this year for what will be the biggest ever festival event in Reading. The Council is joining forces with Festival Republic to urge festival goers to take action […]

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Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Takeaway Fined Over £12K for Poor Food Safety and Hygiene

Reading Council has successfully prosecuted a Reading takeaway following serious food safety offences, including evidence of fresh rat droppings on food preparation work surfaces. Hot Stuff (Reading) Ltd, based along the Oxford Road in west Reading was investigated by Council officers following customer complaints. The business was closed down on 2nd October 2017 due to […]

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29 Reading Street Parties in This Year

29 Reading Street Parties in This Year

Twenty Nine communities across Reading will be getting into the street party spirit this summer after taking advantage of the Council again waiving the usual road closure fees. Last year details here Community street parties will be spread across three separate weekends this summer and across 29 different locations. The celebrations are the ‘Big Lunch’ […]

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