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Winning Design for New Ivydene Playground Announced

Winning Design for New Ivydene Playground Announced

Reading Council announces the winning design for the new playground at Ivydene in west Reading. A consultation, launched on 25th May, put the choice of five playground designs to the public vote. Letters were written to residents living near the playground, the shortlisted designs were on display at Rivermead Leisure Centre and Wilson Primary School, […]

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Reading Councillors Allowance Could Change Significantly

Reading Councillors Allowance Could Change Significantly

An Independent Remuneration Panel has recommended changes to the Councillors’ Allowances Scheme in Reading to bring it into line with other local authorities in Berkshire. The Panel looked at current councillor allowances in Reading and compared them to payments made to councillors at neighbouring councils and other unitary local authorities. It found: Allowance Findings Reading […]

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Could You be an Air Quality Champion for Reading – Clean Air Day 2019

Could You be an Air Quality Champion for Reading – Clean Air Day 2019

There’s still time for volunteers to come forward and become Reading Air Quality Champions in time for Clean Air Day on Thursday this week (June 20th). Reading recently became the latest in a long line of local authorities to declare a climate change emergency, pledging to work towards creating ‘Zero Carbon Reading’ by 2030. And […]

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Reading University Leads Fight Against Environmental Threats

Reading University Leads Fight Against Environmental Threats

Environmental crises such as climate change and habitat loss are being challenged through world-leading research and community action at the University of Reading, a week-long campaign will highlight. The work of Reading scientists in areas like flood forecasting, pollinator protection and climate change is being highlighted in the #madeatreading campaign, following Universities UK’s ‘Made at Uni’ scheme, between 17-21 June. Show Your Stripes Day The week will culminate with […]

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IDR Flyover Repairs Begin In July

IDR Flyover Repairs Begin In July

Work to repair damaged crash barriers on the IDR flyover following last month’s serious incident is programmed to begin week commencing July 8th. One westbound lane of the flyover remains shut following the incident on Friday May 17th when a Parcel Force lorry crashed through the safety barrier and landed on the road below. A […]

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Reading Water Fest 2019 Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

Reading Water Fest 2019 Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

An annual celebration of one of Reading’s key waterways is marking its 30th anniversary with an amazing day of fun activities and entertainment this Saturday (June 15). Water Fest has been highlighting the significance of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Reading for three decades and has become one of the most popular free events […]

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Tenant Fees Banned – Reading Landlord & Agents Warned

Tenant Fees Banned – Reading Landlord & Agents Warned

Tenants renting private properties should no longer be hit by a raft of hidden charges from landlords and letting agents following the introduction of new legislation. The Tenant Fees Act has banned a range of charges which private renters previously faced on top of paying a deposit and rent upfront. The new rules, which came […]

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Residents Vote on Design For New Outdoor Gym in Coley

Residents Vote on Design For New Outdoor Gym in Coley

Reading Council is inviting residents to vote on their preferred design for a new outdoor gym at Coley Recreation Ground. Coley Recreation Ground in west Reading has been earmarked for a £65K investment. The new gym will be designed to offer free fitness for all and will offer a mix of robust equipment to suit […]

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Residents Asked for their Opinions on Highways and Transport in Reading

Residents Asked for their Opinions on Highways and Transport in Reading

Household in Reading are being asked for their views on the town’s highways and transport services as part of a nationwide survey. At least 3,300 randomly selected Reading borough residents will be sent a National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey to complete with topics ranging from the condition of roads and footpaths to the […]