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Reading Prospect Park Carters Steam Fair

Reading Prospect Park Carters Steam Fair FREE firework display 9pm Saturday night. Fairground Art & Heritage Tour Saturday 13th April, 11am – £5, all proceeds to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice. Visit us in Prospect Park, Reading (RG30 2ND). Open 13th-22nd April. 12noon-8pm daily and 12noon-10pm on Saturdays. Free fireworks around 9pm on Saturdays. Travel back […]

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Pub-based Science Festival Returns To Reading

Pub-based Science Festival Returns To Reading

Pub-based Science Festival Returns To Reading ●Head down to your local pub to hear talks on everything from platelets to planets! ●More than 31 scientists from the University of Reading and other institutions to appear across the city, as the world’s largest festival of public science talks arrives in Reading ●Reading will join over 300 […]

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Council and Community Groups Win Funding for First Windrush Day

Council and Community Groups Win Funding for First Windrush Day

Windrush Day Four exciting new events are to be held in Reading to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation to the town’s economic, social and cultural life, following a successful application for government funding.  Reading Borough Council will be working with a consortium of local community groups to organise the activities to coincide with […]

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Battle Library Community Hub Works Starting

Battle Library Community Hub Works Starting

Battle Library Community Hub Work on creating a multi-use community hub for west Reading is due to get under way from the beginning of May.  There are exciting plans to improve and transform Battle Library this year, so that more people can enjoy what it has to offer.     The library will be closed […]

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Major Improvements for Long Barn Lane and Southcote Lane

Major Improvements for Long Barn Lane and Southcote Lane

Long Barn Lane and Southcote Lane Major works to resurface Long Barn Lane and Southcote Lane will take place over the coming weeks.  The majority of works on Southcote Lane will be carried out during the Easter school break to minimise disruption.   Long Barn Lane   Resurfacing work on Long Barn Lane, between Basingstoke […]

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Homelessness – Reading Awarded £530,000 Government Cash for Initiatives

Homelessness – Reading Awarded £530,000 Government Cash for Initiatives

Homelessness – Reading Awarded £530,000 Government Cash Half a million pounds has been awarded to Reading Borough Council to help prevent homelessness and reduce the number of rough sleepers in the town.  The Council’s Housing team has been successful in bidding for £200,000 from the government’s Private Rented Sector Access Fund to support households at […]

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ReadyBike Cycle Hire Comes To An End In Reading

ReadyBike Cycle Hire Comes To An End In Reading

ReadyBike Cycle Hire Hourbike has announced it will withdraw from the contract to run the ReadyBike bicycle hire scheme at the end of this month (March 31st).  Hourbike Limited had a six month notice period on its existing contract with Reading Borough Council. The small UK-based company has however struggled to cover the costs of […]

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A Splash of Colour Photography Exhibition

A Splash of Colour Cost Free Public Admission Colour is one of the powerful tools at a photographer’s disposal. Along with shape, texture, space, line and form, it is one of the six classic elements of design. Visual story-telling is made effective through the use of colour, which can make a photograph feel vibrant, exciting, […]

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Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance

Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance

Community Leaflets to Help Crackdown on Crime and Nuisance A series of leaflets have been produced by the Council and Police to help residents report crime and nuisance in their area.  Ten different community information publications have been printed for different parts of the borough with content tailored for each one.     The leaflets […]

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New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

New Energy Share Offer To Benefit Communities and Investors

Energy Share Offer A new share offer by the Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is giving residents another chance make a return on their investments, while at the same time supporting local community projects.     The week after Reading Borough Council became the latest local authority to declare a Climate Change Emergency, the new […]