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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 […]

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Reading Council to Examine Government Air Quality Proposal

Reading Council to Examine Government Air Quality Proposal

Reading Council to Examine Government Air Quality Proposal – Reading Borough Council will examine the detail of the Government’s proposed air pollution plan before considering options for a local scheme to further improve air quality in the town. Following a recent High Court ruling ordering the publication of the Government’s plan by a May 9th […]

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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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Government Cuts Force Reading Council Tax Rises

Government Cuts Force Reading Council Tax Rises

READING Borough Council is recommending a 4.99% Council Tax increase for next year. It follows repeated and unprecedented cuts in Government funding at a time of huge increases in demand for vital Council services, particularly in social care. This week Surrey County Council agreed on a 15% Council Tax rise – in advance of a […]

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A New Vision for a Healthier Reading

A New Vision for a Healthier Reading

THE COUNCIL and its local NHS Partners have this week published the final version of a joint three year plan on prioritising health and wellbeing in the borough. A report went before Full Council on Tuesday 24th January and will go before Reading’s Health and Wellbeing Board on Friday 27th January, presenting the Joint Health […]