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Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions

Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions

Reading Council Stands Its Ground on Affordable Housing Contributions   Reading Borough Council has expressed serious concerns about the ‘high degree of inconsistency’ of recent decisions by planning inspectors on the provision of much-needed affordable housing in Reading. The Council is also firmly standing by its requirement to secure affordable housing contributions from ALL housing […]

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Pop Up Business School – Help Setting Up Own Business

Pop Up Business School – Help Setting Up Own Business

Pop Up Business School returns to help Reading residents set up their own businesses   Following the previous successes of the Pop Up Business School in Reading, registrations are now open for the next free two-week course designed to help people start their own business.   Pop Up Business School Reading returns next week and […]

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Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event

Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event

Reading Apprenticeship 2017 Broad Street Open Event As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6-10 March), a two-day event on Broad Street next week will be promoting the opportunities that apprenticeships provide to young people and businesses. Alexa Volker, Elevate Reading Skills for Business Co-ordinator, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to start working in […]

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University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary

University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary

University of Reading Malaysia celebrates first anniversary A year since the official opening, staff and students have come together to celebrate the first anniversary of the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM). Celebrations will be held at the Educity campus in Iskandar from Wednesday 1 March and will be attended by University of Reading Vice-Chancellor, Sir […]

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Reading Secondary School Allocations

Reading Secondary School Allocations

Reading Secondary School Allocations FIRST preference secondary school places were offered to 78.4 per cent of pupils in Reading this year. In line with national trends, this figure is slightly down on last year’s (82.3 per cent) while the number of applications for secondary school places has continued to rise, from 1,702 last year to […]

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Neighbours Invited to Stage Lunch Street Parties with no road closure fees

Neighbours Invited to Stage Lunch Street Parties with no road closure fees

Lunch Street Parties NEIGHBOURS are being invited to hold street parties as part of the national Big Lunch weekend without having to pay the usual road closure fees. The Big Lunch is held every year to encourage as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship […]

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County Archives Welcomes its 10,000th Collection

County Archives Welcomes its 10,000th Collection

County Archives Welcomes its 10,000th Collection BERKSHIRE Record Office is celebrating after receiving the 10,000th collection into its archives. The Record Office, located in Reading, is the custodian of local archives from across the Royal County and has been collecting records for the last 69 years. The collections span ten centuries of Berkshire’s history. A […]

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Palmer Sports Stadium Improvements Complete

Palmer Sports Stadium Improvements Complete

Palmer Sports Stadium  WORK on Palmer Park Sports Stadium is now complete, including new track fencing, lighting and improvements to the cycle track. There will be a launch ceremony on Saturday 11th March at 10am at the stadium to mark the completion of a number of improvements at Palmer Park Stadium. Representatives from British Cycling, […]

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Last Week To Sign Up To Garden Waste Collections

Last Week To Sign Up To Garden Waste Collections

Last Week To Sign Up To Garden Waste Collections. HOUSEHOLDS with green bins are being advised to sign up for the new garden waste collection scheme by the end of the week to prevent any break in service. New charges come into effect for the collection of garden waste from 1st April and the Council […]

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Consultation on Reshaping Homelessness Support

Consultation on Reshaping Homelessness Support

Consultation on Reshaping Homelessness Support  for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless has been launched today (Monday 27th February). Homelessness Support Services are commissioned by Reading Borough Council to support rough sleepers, provide bed spaces for individuals and couples who are homeless and help prevent households becoming homeless. Contracts with the […]