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Reading’s Hidden Histories Come To Life With New Audio Trails

Reading’s Hidden Histories Come To Life With New Audio Trails

TWO NEW audio trails launch on 21 June, offering to take listeners on an exciting journey of discovery into Reading’s past. Reading Borough Council’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) team is working in partnership with Sound UK to create two self-guided audio trails around the town centre’s heritage sites. Created by local artists Aundre […]

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Digital Parking Permit Pilot Trialled In Reading

Digital Parking Permit Pilot Trialled In Reading

A DIGITAL parking permit pilot is set to be trialled in Lower Caversham as part of a Council initiative to create a simpler, more flexible and more responsive service for local residents. Key to the Council pilot will be feedback from local residents who live in the trial area and, if successful, it could be […]

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Reading Cycle Hub Coming To Town

Reading Cycle Hub Coming To Town

AN EXCITING NEW cycle hub for Reading will boast enclosed bike parking and maintenance facilities under plans being progressed by Reading Council. The proposed town centre hub is designed to provide more secure and enclosed town centre cycle parking facilities for up to approximately 120 bicycles, with both experienced and novice cyclists in mind. There […]

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World Ocean Day 2022

World Ocean Day 2022

We have explored more of the moon than our oceans. Yet they provide a habitat to over 200,000 known species and cover over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. Abby Harper of education resource experts PlanBee says World Ocean Day 2022 [June 8] is the ideal opportunity to teach youngsters about their importance. She also has […]

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Caring For Carers In Reading – National Carers Week

Caring For Carers In Reading – National Carers Week

Reading Borough Council are shining a light on the vital contribution of the care sector and the invaluable role of unpaid carers to families and the community. The council support up to 2,000 adults with social care needs in any one year so people can live as independently as possible in their own homes. This […]

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Free Bulky Waste Collection Begins In Reading

Free Bulky Waste Collection Begins In Reading

A BRAND new free Council service has launched today which allows residents to dispose of large items they no longer want, without even leaving the house. A £250,000 a year investment by Reading Borough Council in a new doorstep bulky waste free collection scheme will enable all households in the borough to book one free […]

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Reading Water Fest Countdown

Reading Water Fest Countdown

THE COUNTDOWN has started for Reading Council’s much-loved Reading Water Fest on Saturday 4 June – this year as the flagship celebration event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Reading is celebrating thirty-three wonderful Water Fest years with a programme full of fun, music, dance and activities. This year Water Fest welcomes special guests “Prolisok”, […]

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Reading Jubilee Half Term Activities

Reading Jubilee Half Term Activities

FAMILIES are in for a treat this summer half-term, with creative and Jubilee themed activities galore on offer across Reading, many of which are free or low cost. Reading Chilren’s Festival Reading Children’s Festival runs until Sunday 5 June. From sport and music workshops to fun days with art and craft sessions, take your pick […]

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Reading Jubilee Events – Local Treasures On Display

Reading Jubilee Events – Local Treasures On Display

THE QUEEN’S connections with Royal Berkshire are highlighted in a new exhibition by the Berkshire Record Office, celebrating her reign and longstanding association with the county. ‘Happy and Glorious’ opens to the public from Thursday 26 May. Highlights from the exhibition display include: Local photographs of the 1953 Queen’s Coronation celebrations, such as the decorations […]

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Reading City Bid Fails – Reading Council Comment

Reading City Bid Fails – Reading Council Comment

Responding to today’s announcement that Reading has been unsuccessful in its Platinum Jubilee City Status bid, Council Leader Jason Brock said: “This is obviously hugely disappointing news for Reading, the Council and everybody who backed the bid. “As we said from the outset, however, this bid was about showcasing Reading, everything it has to offer […]