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Reading Council Given Go-Ahead For Borough-Wide Smoke Control Area

Reading Council Given Go-Ahead For Borough-Wide Smoke Control Area

A borough-wide smoke control area (SCA) will be introduced in Reading from 1 December, following approval from the government. The new rules will allow the Council to take enforcement action to prevent smoke being emitted from the chimneys of any buildings. The expansion of the SCA is part of the Council’s drive to improve air […]

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Reading Council Solar Panel Initiative For Residents

Reading Council Solar Panel Initiative For Residents

Reading Borough Council has launched a solar panel initiative this week, allowing residents to buy solar panels for their property in the cheapest and easiest way possible. Residents who take up the offer can save on energy bills, cut carbon emissions and boost local renewable energy generation whilst also making savings on installation costs. It’s […]

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Reading Council Road Improvements – £8m Commitment

Reading Council Road Improvements – £8m Commitment

READING Borough Council’s £8m investment in the town’s highways will continue with up to 105 more residential roads set to be surfaced in the coming year. In addition to residential roads, up to 90 of Reading’s major roads most in need of repair will also receive surface treatment over the year. The use of advanced […]

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Reading Council Moves Move Tenants Into New Homes

Reading Council Moves Move Tenants Into New Homes

READING Borough Council’s strategy to build homes on disused land and derelict areas continues with a number of residents this winter moving into brand new affordable homes across the town. Tenants have recently moved in to seven homes in Southcote, Whitley and Church wards, with a further site in Caversham also close to finishing. The […]

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Reading Council School Decarbonisation Project Saves Thousands in Cash and Carbon

Reading Council School Decarbonisation Project Saves Thousands in Cash and Carbon

Reading schools are set to save hundreds of thousands of pounds in soaring energy costs next year and more than 2,584 tonnes of carbon for years to come, thanks to a successful school decarbonisation project led by the Council. Six double glazing projects, three roof insulations, six LED lighting schemes and 20 solar PV projects […]

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New Reading Walking And Cycling Maps Launched By Reading Council

New Reading Walking And Cycling Maps Launched By Reading Council

NEW walking and cycling maps, including an interactive map, are now available for residents and visitors to Reading. The new maps aim to help encourage people to leave their cars at home and travel actively around the borough, for work and school, as well as exploring the area for leisure. People can now plan a […]

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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 […]