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Council Agree To Build Two New Swimming Pools In Reading

Council Agree To Build Two New Swimming Pools In Reading

Reading Council last night agreed the successful leisure provider awarded the contract to operate Reading’s leisure services. At the Council’s Policy Committee on Monday 20th January, councillors agreed to award Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) the 25-year contract to design, build, operate and run Reading’s leisure service, as part of the Council’s commitment to invest over […]

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Brookside Surgery Using Physician Associates For Same Day Mental Health Appointments

Brookside Surgery Using Physician Associates For Same Day Mental Health Appointments

A GP surgery in Berkshire has been able to improve waiting times for acute mental health appointments, by appointing Physician Associates to relieve the burden on doctors. The Brookside Surgery in Reading is currently able to provide same-day appointments for patients experiencing poor mental health, cutting waiting times by up to four days and ensuring […]

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MERL Starts 2020 With Award Win And Grant Funding

MERL Starts 2020 With Award Win And Grant Funding

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) has kicked off 2020 by being named as one of the top tourist attractions in the south and the recipient of a cultural grant. The MERL was awarded a Bronze Award in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at Tourism South’s Beautiful South Awards last month. […]

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Reading Art For Research Closing Soon

Reading Art For Research Closing Soon

There is still time for Reading’s budding young artists to sign up for the first annual Art for Research competition. Art for Research Reading aims to showcase the talents of the town’s children and young people through a public exhibition, while raising money for Cancer Research UK. Entrants Entrants are asked to create a piece […]

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Local Woodland Volunteers Sort For Project

Local Woodland Volunteers Sort For Project

Volunteers are being sought to help improve local woodlands, as part of a three and a half year conservation project launching in the New Year. Three of Reading’s wildlife havens will benefit from the conservation work run by The Conservation Volunteers’ Woodland Improvement Team (WIT). Conservation Starting In New Year The conservation work, which will […]

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Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Shinfield And Spencers Wood Bus Service Improvements

Residents in Shinfield and Spencers Wood will be given better travel links into Reading thanks to an expanded bus service for the villages supported by Wokingham Borough Council. An enhanced Leopard service, run in conjunction with Reading Buses, will mean even more residents will be able to take public transport to travel into town, freeing […]

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Let’s Sing 2020 – Reading Choirs Invited

Let’s Sing 2020 – Reading Choirs Invited

Choirs from across Reading are invited to send their entries in for the Mayor’s annual singing competition. Let’s Sing 2020 is a showcase for local amateur choirs, with the final taking place at the Hexagon theatre on Tuesday 25th February. The contest is divided into the three categories of Junior Choirs (under 12s), Youth Choirs […]

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Palmer Park Wildlife Corridor – Council To Support New Planting

Palmer Park Wildlife Corridor – Council To Support New Planting

Reading Council Pleased to Support Planting of New Wildlife Corridor at Palmer Park. Community volunteers will come together to plant hundreds of new saplings in Palmer Park this week. On Wednesday 18th and Saturday 21st December, volunteers will plant 800 new whips on land behind Palmer Park Stadium to restore the area’s wildlife corridor. The […]

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A33 Bus Lane Works Now Complete

A33 Bus Lane Works Now Complete

Work to further speed up bus journey times by building a dedicated bus lane through two key stretches of the busy A33 is now complete. MRT Scheme The latest phase of the South Reading Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) scheme has seen the widening of the A33 southbound approach to the Rose Kiln Lane junction to […]

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Generations Unite To Plant Spring Bulbs in Kiln Green

Generations Unite To Plant Spring Bulbs in Kiln Green

The residents of Scarletts Lane in Kiln Green, including volunteers as young as four, have been out in force in the wind and rain to brighten the grass verges come the spring.  Four sackfuls of daffodil bulbs, kindly donated by Ladds Garden Village, have been planted chiefly at the top of the lane which has recently been cut […]

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