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Reading Place of Culture Celebrates a Successful First Year

Reading Place of Culture Celebrates a Successful First Year

Reading Place of Culture Reading Place of Culture, the scheme to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town, is celebrating its first full year of activity.  Reading, Place of Culture aims to make Reading a better place to live, work and visit, through high quality arts, culture and heritage activities across […]

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New Footway In Shinfield

New Footway In Shinfield

New Footway In Shinfield Wokingham Borough Council has built a new footway in Shinfield to help pedestrians avoid the busy stretch of Hyde End Road in Spencers Wood.     After listening to residents’ concerns about large vehicles mounting the existing footway, the council built the new path as an alternative pedestrian route. It leads […]

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Reading Schools Strengthens Relationships With Police

Reading Schools Strengthens Relationships With Police

Reading schools Police relationship Research by a University of Reading student has helped build positive relationships between local school children and the police.  Meggie Copsey-Blake, 22, an undergraduate student in English Language and Applied Linguistics, worked with Thames Valley Police to run and evaluate activities revolving around community pride for primary school children in Reading […]

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£200,000 Of Financial Support Will Help University Students

£200,000 Of Financial Support Will Help University Students

Financial Support Nearly £200,000 of financial support will help students studying at the University of Reading, regardless of background, to access career and study experiences.     Following the renewal of a three-year partnership agreement with Santander Universities UK, students from zero-income households will receive bursaries to support their studies at Reading, including an overseas […]

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Shared Lives Carer Recruitment Events

Shared Lives Carer Recruitment Events

Shared Lives Carer Recruitment Reading Councils’ Shared Lives team is hosting two carer recruitment events in March and early April for residents to find out more about the benefits of the scheme.  Residents are invited to information sessions, which will include a presentation about Shared Lives, at the Council offices on:   Wednesday 20th March […]

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University of Reading Students Named Botany Challenge Champions

University of Reading Students Named Botany Challenge Champions

Botany Challenge Champions A University Challenge-style event focused entirely on weird and wonderful plants was hosted by the University of Reading to kick of a year-long celebration of its botanical expertise.     The University of Reading hosted the event on February 20 which saw delegates from Southampton, Kew, Edgehill, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University […]

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Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance

Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance

Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance A series of leaflets have been produced by the Council and Police to help residents report crime and nuisance in their area.  Ten different community information publications have been printed for different parts of the borough with content tailored for each one.     The leaflets […]

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New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

Energy Share Offer A new share offer by the Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is giving residents another chance make a return on their investments, while at the same time supporting local community projects.     The week after Reading Borough Council became the latest local authority to declare a Climate Change Emergency, the new […]

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Reading Secondary School Place Allocation For 2019 Announced

Reading Secondary School Place Allocation For 2019 Announced

Reading Secondary School Place Allocation Every Reading student has been allocated a secondary school place this year, despite higher numbers of pupils than ever before.  This year, Reading schools have been more popular than ever, with a greater number of residents choosing schools in the Borough than schools outside it.   Reading Girls has increased […]

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Reading Half Marathon 2019 News

Reading Half Marathon 2019 News

Reading Half Marathon 2019 News The streets of Reading will be taken over by thousands of runners on Sunday 17th March when the Sage Reading Half Marathon returns.  More than 14,000 participants will be taking part on the day with runners ranging from elite athletes to enthusiastic amateurs. More than 13,000 people are expected to […]