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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 […]

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Reading Council Pledges To Protect Residents’ Parking Areas As Enforcement Is Set To Increase

Reading Council Pledges To Protect Residents’ Parking Areas As Enforcement Is Set To Increase

THE RECENT easing of lockdown, increased car-based journeys and the need to support safe access for pedestrians and cyclists requires Reading Borough Council to restore its full parking enforcement service this week. Residents are being urged to ensure their parking permits have been renewed so that the full reinstated enforcement service, which was eased whilst […]

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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 […]