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Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

Reading Council Commits Nearly £1million Additional Funding For More Carbon Reduction Measures

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL has committed a further £976,248 for additional carbon reduction measures on its brand new leisure facilities at Rivermead and Palmer Park, as it works towards a net-zero carbon target by 2030. The new investment sits alongside the Council’s existing £40m investment in modern leisure facilities for the town, including delivering brand new […]

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Reading Awarded £25,000 To Plan Regeneration Of Affordable Housing

Reading Awarded £25,000 To Plan Regeneration Of Affordable Housing

READING Borough Council has been awarded £25,000 to help create a long-term housing regeneration plan that will set out the exciting opportunities to replace and upgrade its existing properties and estates. Reading’s award was announced amongst 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, that form the Local Government Association’s Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22. The innovative scheme […]

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Reading Buses To Go Electric If Reading Council Bid Successful

Reading Buses To Go Electric If Reading Council Bid Successful

Reading Borough Council has submitted an official expression of interest to the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund (ZEBRA) to roll out electric buses across Reading. Reading already boasts one of the most environmentally friendly bus fleets in the whole of the UK with Reading Buses – the Council-owned bus company – winning a […]

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Shinfield TV Studio Plans To Be Discussed By Wokingham Borough Council

Shinfield TV Studio Plans To Be Discussed By Wokingham Borough Council

Plans for a new TV studio, part of the University of Reading’s ambitious Cine Valley project in Shinfield, will be heard by Wokingham Borough Council’s Development Control Committee at their next meeting on Wednesday 14 July 2021. The application (ref 210210) submitted by the University is for a new 4,591 sqm television studio on part […]

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Reading Council Calls for Urgent Closure of Government-run Quarantine Facility in Reading

Reading Council Calls for Urgent Closure of Government-run Quarantine Facility in Reading

READING Borough Council has called for the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) run Quarantine Management Facility (QMF) in Reading to urgently close. It follows a significant outbreak at the DHSC facility in central Reading which has been linked to several positive cases of the ‘Delta’ variant which originated in India in the local community.   […]

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Reading Council Leisure Project Funding Update

Reading Council Leisure Project Funding Update

THE Council is set to approve an additional £2.433 million investment in modern new leisure facilities for Reading to cover additional costs largely caused by the impact of the ongoing Covid pandemic. Council Meeting 8th june If approved at a special Council meeting on 8 June, it would bring Reading Borough Council’s overall investment in […]

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Reading Gaol Bid By Reading Council Rejected By MOJ

Reading Gaol Bid By Reading Council Rejected By MOJ

THE Council has expressed its extreme disappointment after the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) indicated that the town’s bid to transform Reading Gaol into a beacon of arts, heritage and culture has been rejected, but has vowed to keep its bid alive as a future option. Reading Borough Council understands the MoJ is likely to once […]

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Forbury Gardens Attack Reading – Statement From Reading Council

Forbury Gardens Attack Reading – Statement From Reading Council

Everybody at Reading Borough Council joins residents of the town in being both shocked and appalled at the horrific attack at Forbury Gardens yesterday.  The Council’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three people who lost their lives, and for those who remain seriously injured.  Along with residents of the town, we […]

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Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Grant Funding

Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Grant Funding

SMALL businesses across Reading have a two-week window to apply for new grant funding to help support them through the Covid-19 crisis. Small Businesses – How To Apply Local firms have until Sunday June 14th to apply for Reading Borough Council’s new Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme. They can check if they meet the eligibility criteria […]

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Reading Council Celebrates Volunteers’ Week with Funding Boost for Voluntary Organisations

Reading Council Celebrates Volunteers’ Week with Funding Boost for Voluntary Organisations

READING COUNCIL is celebrating National Volunteers’ Week 2020 (1 – 7 June), expressing thanks to all the amazing volunteers and voluntary organisations who have risen to the challenge during the coronavirus crisis. During National Volunteers’ Week, the Council is launching a second phase of funding for small grants to the voluntary sector. The funding pot […]