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Reading Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Reading Council to Create More Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists

PLANS have been published to re-allocate road space in parts of Reading to make walking and cycling easier and safer. With social distancing measures likely to remain in place for some considerable time in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Council has moved to design a series of schemes to create more space for […]

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Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

Reading Holiday Inn To Be Used To Help Patients Leave Hospital Quickly – Thanks To Reading Council

READING Borough Council has partnered with the Holiday Inn Reading South to help residents leave hospital as quickly as possible. The Council has teamed up with the local hotel to create new care facilities for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. The aim is to free up as many NHS beds as possible and to help […]

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Reading Council Launches Carer Recruitment Campaign

Reading Council Launches Carer Recruitment Campaign

READING Borough Council is working to recruit extra local carers to meet the growing demand and help the borough through the coronavirus pandemic. Our town urgently needs more carers. The Council is urging people to join them, and the care agencies they work with, to help make sure vulnerable adults and older people in Reading […]

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Reading Council Accelerating Net Zero Carbon With £34 Million Investment

Reading Council Accelerating Net Zero Carbon With £34 Million Investment

Reading Borough Council’s commitment to deliver a net zero carbon Reading by 2030 is outlined with a proposed £34 million investment to reduce emissions in the two years since it declared a Climate Emergency. Tomorrow evening (Feb 25) the Council will debate its new spending plans at the annual budget setting meeting. Included are a […]

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New Council Homes As Reading Council Wins Funding Bid

New Council Homes As Reading Council Wins Funding Bid

A Coucil bid for funding to build new affordable homes in Reading has been approved by Homes England. The £3.96m grant will allow Reading Borough Council to develop plans for a residential scheme in the Wensley Road area of Coley. A public consultation will be launched later this month to allow residents in the area […]

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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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Council and Fire Service Working Together for Home Safety

Council and Fire Service Working Together for Home Safety

Council and Fire Service Working Together for Home Safety Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 the Council and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) have been working together to ensure the safety of residents living in high-rise properties within the borough.  Reading, along with the five other Berkshire councils, signed up […]

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Hot Meal Service Innovation Supported By Council

Hot Meal Service Innovation Supported By Council

Hot Meal Service Two local catering micro-businesses have stepped up to the mark to provide hot meals for older people in Reading at Cedar Court, Oak Tree House and the Maples.  Following the expiry of the previous catering contract serving these locations, the Council took the opportunity to look at new options.  Reading Council has […]

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Rivermead Leisure Centre Part Company With GLL

Rivermead Leisure Centre Part Company With GLL

Rivermead Leisure Centre   Rivermead Leisure Centre, run by READING Borough Council and GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) have agreed an early break in their contract which will allow Rivermead Leisure Centre to be included in a new integrated borough-wide leisure offer for residents.   As part of the Council’s commitment to provide modern and much-improved […]

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Reading Snow & Winter Weather Advice From Reading Council Including Schools, Rubbish & Roads

Reading Snow & Winter Weather Advice From Reading Council Including Schools, Rubbish & Roads

Reading Snow & Winter Weather Advice The MET Office is predicting sub-zero temperatures for Reading and likely snowfall over the next few days.   Keep up to date   In the event of disruption to Council services, please follow our social media channels – @readingcouncil and facebook/readingcouncil. Visit our Winter Weather page, which will also […]