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Extra Care Information Day on Monday 20th August in Reading

Extra Care Information Day on Monday 20th August in Reading

Extra Care Information Day on Monday 20th August in Reading Extra care schemes are designed to provide a real alternative to residential care for older people. They are available for people who are aged 55 and over.  The event is an opportunity for members of the public to find out more about two new extra […]

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Reading Libraries Appeal for ‘Fun Palace’ Ideas

Reading Libraries Appeal for ‘Fun Palace’ Ideas

Reading Libraries Appeal for ‘Fun Palace’ Ideas Reading Library Service is appealing for event ideas for this year’s ‘Fun Palaces’ day on Saturday 6th October.  Fun Palaces is an ongoing national campaign promoting culture at the heart of every community, and each year offers a weekend of free events and activities – spanning arts, science, […]

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Reading Festival Travel Advice

Reading Festival Travel Advice

Reading Festival Travel Advice Nearly 100,000 revellers will descend on Reading Festival this year and local residents are being reminded to plan ahead so they don’t get caught out by the festival jams.  A total of 100,000 festival-goers are likely to attend this year’s event. About 80,000 weekend tickets have been sold.     Roads […]

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Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event

Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event

Reading Compass Prospectus Launch Event Residents are invited to a free event celebrating the launch of Compass Recovery College’s new Autumn Prospectus.  The event aims to reach out to people who might not be aware of what the college can offer to those experiencing mental health challenges and people who care for someone with mental […]

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Heritage Open Days 2018 Information

Heritage Open Days 2018 Information

Heritage Open Days 2018 Reading’s annual celebration of its many magnificent heritage locations takes place for the first time across two consecutive weekends, 6-9 and 13-16 September 2018, and coincides with the second Reading-on-Thames Festival, which champions Reading’s arts and culture inspired by its waterways heritage.     Free Map   Download the free map guide […]

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Don’t Lose Your Vote – 43,000 Reminder Letters Being Sent Out

Don’t Lose Your Vote – 43,000 Reminder Letters Being Sent Out

Don’t Lose Your Vote A total of 43,660 households will be receiving a first reminder letter this week as the Council continues its push to ensure as many residents as possible complete their annual canvass form.  With Local Borough elections taking place in Reading in May 2019, local residents are being warned not to lose […]

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Arthur King a Reading Resident is Celebrating His 105th Birthday Today

Arthur King a Reading Resident is Celebrating His 105th Birthday Today

Arthur King – 105th Birthday Today Reading resident, Arthur King, is celebrating his 105th Birthday on Wednesday 8th August at the Maples Wellbeing Centre in Caversham.  Arthur’s friends and family will be marking the occasion with a special celebratory party at the Maples – the Council’s Wellbeing Day Care Centre, based at Rivermead in Caversham. […]

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Berkshire Record Office Celebrates 70th Birthday

Berkshire Record Office Celebrates 70th Birthday

Berkshire Record Office Berkshire Record Office is celebrating its 70th birthday on Friday 10th August.  The Record Office, located in Reading, is the custodian of local archives from across the Royal County. Its collections span ten centuries of Berkshire’s history and contain many nationally significant items, including the archives of Reading Prison and Broadmoor Hospital. […]

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Manga Themed Workshops for 13-24 year-olds this Summer

Manga Themed Workshops for 13-24 year-olds this Summer

Manga Themed Workshops An Alcohol awareness themed Manga drawing project, aimed at 13-24 year-olds, has returned for the school holidays.  The Create a Comic project, organised by Reading Council’s Community Alcohol Partnership Officer, will offer arty activities for young people, in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol consumption. It previous ran […]

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St Patricks Hall Planning Decision To Be Appealed By Reading University

St Patricks Hall Planning Decision To Be Appealed By Reading University

St Patricks Hall Planning The University of Reading will appeal against the decision by the Planning Committee of Reading Borough Council in February to reject an application to extend and upgrade its student accommodation at St. Patrick’s Hall. The proposed multi-million pound re-development of St. Patrick’s Hall, which was recommended for approval by the Council’s […]