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Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Coronavirus – Reading Council Working With Voluntary Sector Groups Across Reading

Action is being taken to support and co-ordinate voluntary groups across Reading in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Government’s latest advice issued yesterday is that people should avoid non-essential contact. Reading Borough Council understands many people across the town will be concerned about the impact on elderly and vulnerable people in particular, who are […]

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Reading Street Parties – No Fees This Summer

Reading Street Parties – No Fees This Summer

Households across Reading are being invited to stage a street party on any weekend throughout the summer without having to pay the usual road closure fees. The Council has previously supported the national Big Lunch and Great Get-Together events by offering the no-fee street closures for those specific weekends. When This year communities in Reading […]

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Become a ‘Welcome to Reading’ Volunteer Ambassador – NOW POSTPONED

Become a ‘Welcome to Reading’ Volunteer Ambassador – NOW POSTPONED

UPDATE – EVENT POSTPONED Althoughthe Welcome To Reading event is postponed, people can still register their interest in the project by emailing alex@livingreading.co.uk Are you proud of Reading and interested in helping welcome visitors to our town?  Could you spare some time to provide information and directions to visitors as they arrive at Reading Station? […]

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Bulmershe Leisure Centre Will Open Ahead Of Schedule

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Will Open Ahead Of Schedule

The brand new £14.5million Bulmershe Leisure Centre will officially open its doors at 6am on Wednesday 22 April – almost 12 weeks earlier than originally planned. It has taken just under 14 months for Wokingham Borough Council to complete the main construction work.  The new leisure centre in Woodley has been built on the site […]

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Addington School Building Works Taking Shape

Addington School Building Works Taking Shape

Classrooms which will create a new single storey block at Addington School are beginning to take shape. Modular construction specialists Reds10 are putting the finishing touches to the rooms before they are transferred to the school in Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, ahead of its expansion. Staff from Wokingham Borough Council and the Ofsted-rated outstanding school went […]

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Reading Community Safety Survey Results Published

Reading Community Safety Survey Results Published

Drugs and parking issues were among the issues of most concern to residents who responded to the latest Reading Community Safety Survey. Almost 800 people took part in the online survey run by the Council’s Neighbourhoods Initiatives Team. The results will now be fed back to Safer Neighbourhoods Forums (SNF) around the borough and action […]

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New Council Housing Proposal For Coley, Reading

New Council Housing Proposal For Coley, Reading

A proposed new Council housing scheme will provide 46 affordable homes and deliver an enhanced environment for new and existing residents. Wensley Road, Coley The development in Wensley Road, Coley, aims to provide homes which meet high sustainability standards and will regenerate the Wensley Road loop. A planning application has been submitted for the scheme […]

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Loddon Valley Leisure Centre £2 Million Works Now Complete

Loddon Valley Leisure Centre £2 Million Works Now Complete

With more than £2 million invested, the refurbishment and enhancement of Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley is now complete and sees the centre offering an increased choice of sport, fitness and wellbeing pursuits for Wokingham Borough residents. This investment by Wokingham Borough Council’s leisure partner Place Leisure started in phases in autumn 2018.  […]

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Chestnut Walk Tree Replacement Begins

Chestnut Walk Tree Replacement Begins

Work to remove a dying and diseased avenue of trees along Reading’s historic Chestnut Walk and replace them with new ones is scheduled to begin next month, as part of a wider £160,000 improvement plan. Sadly, a total of 18 distinctive mature horse chestnut trees have been declining for a number of years now.  They […]

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Rough Sleeping In Reading – Council Secures £647k To Tackle The Problem

Rough Sleeping In Reading – Council Secures £647k To Tackle The Problem

A successful bid for extra funding to tackle rough sleeping has resulted in a £647,099 award to Reading Borough Council. The cash for 2020/21 comes from the government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI)/Rapid Re-housing Pathway fund and will help the Council continue to run a comprehensive package of services to help people rough sleeping off the […]

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