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Reading Abbey Project Wins Top Planning Award

Reading Abbey Project Wins Top Planning Award

Reading Abbey Project The Reading Abbery Quarter project scooped a prestigious regional planning award this month.  The Abbey Quarter project was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) 2018 South East Award for Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture.       The awards celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning in […]

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Reading Student Named CAP Young Hero

Reading Student Named CAP Young Hero

CAP Young Hero   A Reading School pupil has received a National Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) young hero award.  Beck Walker received his award at the annual CAP celebration which this year took place at the Welsh Assembly in October.     16 year old Beck represents Reading Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) as CAP Youth […]

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Reading Mayor Christmas Cards Now On Sale

Reading Mayor Christmas Cards Now On Sale

Reading Mayor Christmas Cards The Mayor of Reading’s Christmas cards supporting four local charities are now on sale.  The cards feature two atmospheric pictures of Reading Abbey in the snow taken by local photographer Chris Forsey. A third picture entitled Past, Present and Future, is a family affair featuring the Mayor, Cllr Debs Edwards, with […]

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Reading Living Advent Calendar Details

Reading Living Advent Calendar Details

Reading Living Advent Calendar   During December, various events will be taking place in the town to celebrate the Christmas season.  Keep checking back as updates may be made to events.   December 1   Pop-up Music Lounge from Rediculture0ne30, 12-12.45pm and 2.30-3.15pm.   Pop up Music Lounge with Christmas magic and a festive twist. […]

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Carers Rights Day – Free Event In Reading

Carers Rights Day – Free Event In Reading

Carers Rights Day People in Reading who provide unpaid care for a friend, relative or neighbour can access support and information at an event to mark National Carers Rights Day 2018 on Friday 30th November.  The free event aims to reach out to people who might not access all the support they are entitled to […]

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Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs

Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs

Reading Council Save £7 Million on Energy Costs Reading Borough Council has saved over £7 million in energy costs in the last ten years by cutting its carbon footprint.  The Council has also met a target to reduce its own carbon footprint by 50% a full three years early.   A report to the Council’s Strategic […]

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Events & Whats On In Reading This Weekend 24th November 2018 & 25th

Events & Whats On In Reading This Weekend 24th November 2018 & 25th

Events & Whats On In Reading Astronaut visit, Christmas events and Art come to Reading this weekend.   Friday 23rd November 2018   Stories From Space   Astronaut Tour Comes To Reading with Astronaut Steve Swanson. Tickets still available.   Full details here   Saturday 24th November 2018   Reading School Christmas Market   Reading […]

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Yeomanry House – The Last Wedding Took Place

Yeomanry House – The Last Wedding Took Place

Yeomanry House The last wedding in Yeomanry House took place today, Tuesday 20th November, 11 days before the building closes its doors in anticipation of the Register Office’s move in early December.  Robert Bishowkarma and Barsha Rasaily, both living in Reading and originally from Nepal, are poignantly the last couple to tie the knot at […]

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Biodome To Teach Pupils About Sustainable Living

Biodome To Teach Pupils About Sustainable Living

Biodome A Berkshire school has opened an eco-friendly classroom with a difference to promote environmental awareness among its pupils.  Children at Shinfield St Mary’s Junior School will now be able to grow their own oranges and other produce inside a solar-powered biodome which has been installed within the school grounds.     PTA   The […]

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Reading Libraries Holding Christmas Story Events

Reading Libraries Holding Christmas Story Events

Reading Libraries Children across the borough will be able to hear all about a heart-warming Christmas story during special sessions at Reading Libraries in November and December.  Reading Rep will be putting on the festive show ‘A New Coat for Christmas’  in December but they have also devised special takeovers of Rhymetime sessions in association […]