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Reading Council Trials Vinegar & Steam Weed Control As An Alternative To Chemicals

Reading Council Trials Vinegar & Steam Weed Control As An Alternative To Chemicals

READING COUNCIL today launched a year-long trial of weed control alternatives, in a bid to reduce the use of the chemical herbicide glyphosate. The trial, which starts on Monday 9 May, will take place in south Reading along five different stretches of Northumberland Avenue, including two parks: Rabson’s Recreation Ground and Cintra Park. The alternatives […]

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Reading Children’s Festival 2022

Reading Children’s Festival 2022

READING’S much-loved Children’s Festival has announced its fun-packed, three-week programme of events and activities in celebration of the festival’s 33rd birthday, between 14 May and 5 June. This year’s celebration gets underway with the Forbury Fiesta in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 14 May, with a giant tea party in celebration of Huntley and Palmer’s […]

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Reading Council Tax Rebates, Payments Start This Week

Reading Council Tax Rebates, Payments Start This Week

READING residents who live in Band A – D properties and pay their Council Tax by direct debit are due to begin receiving their £150 ‘rebate’ payments later this week. Reading Council Tax Rebates 73% of all Band A to D Council Tax payers in Reading pay by direct debit. The Council will use residents’ […]

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Reading Biscuit Town 2022

Reading Biscuit Town 2022

The story of 200 years of biscuit heritage comes to Reading this summer Reading is celebrating 200 years of its amazing biscuit heritage this summer with a special exhibition, guided tours, biscuit events, a unique museum collection and afternoon teas… with biscuits! In 1822, one of the most famous names in baking, Huntley & Palmers […]

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57 Street Parties in Reading As Town Hosts Four-Day Jubilee Extravaganza

57 Street Parties in Reading As Town Hosts Four-Day Jubilee Extravaganza

READING is set to host a four-day extravaganza of events, parties and activities this June, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a record-breaking 57 community street parties. As well as the plethora of street parties organised by residents themselves after the Council waived its usual road closure fee, events on offer include a […]

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Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

Climate Change Fashion Created At Reading University Wins Sustainability Award

A range of clothing featuring a powerful climate change visualisation created at the University of Reading has won a national prize for sustainable fashion. The eco-friendly range of textiles produced by couture designer Tammam was based on the popular warming stripes graphic depicting rising global temperatures, created by Professor Ed Hawkins. The Tammam x University […]

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Climate Advisors For Schools

Climate Advisors For Schools

New scheme offering crash courses in climate change for teachers; helping schools, colleges and nurseries transition to net zero; and supporting them in making their buildings resilient to extreme weather. The Climate Ambassador Scheme, launched on Thursday 21 April, will provide schools and colleges around the UK with access to leading experts working on climate. […]

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Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian Refugee Scholarships Launched At Reading University

Ukrainian refugee students will be offered full scholarships to study at the University of Reading, as part of the University’s response to the Russian invasion. Ten new scholarships specifically for Ukrainian students starting courses this academic year, 2022/23, are available through the University’s existing Sanctuary Scholarships Scheme, which was introduced for sanctuary seekers (people with […]

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Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL has committed a further £976,248 for additional carbon reduction measures on its brand new leisure facilities at Rivermead and Palmer Park, as it works towards a net-zero carbon target by 2030. The new investment sits alongside the Council’s existing £40m investment in modern leisure facilities for the town, including delivering brand new […]

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University of Reading Agriculture Department Ranked Among Global Elite – 2022 Subject Rankings

University of Reading Agriculture Department Ranked Among Global Elite – 2022 Subject Rankings

Agriculture at the University of Reading has once again been ranked among the global elite, topping UK institutions in this field in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. Reading moved up one place to be ranked 11th globally, maintaining its first-place position among UK institutions ranked for Agriculture & Forestry, a classification that […]