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#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

#WeAreTogether: Activity Books Helping Hospital Patients And Children Cope With Lockdown

Hospital patients and children are benefiting from workbooks designed to keep minds active and distract from anxiety and boredom during the COVID-19 lockdown. Researchers from the Centre for Health Humanities at the University of Reading worked with medical colleagues and patients at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to create the Writers’ Block workbook, an activity booklet […]

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Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Reading Student DJs Bring Dancefloor Home To Lift Spirits In Lockdown

Two creative students are beaming club nights into kitchens with a new radio station to help lift spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  University of Reading students Harvey Dryburgh, 21, and Freddie Mann, 22, are streaming live sets from international DJs through their internet radio station, Rona Radio, to people around the world who are staying […]

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One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

One Reading Community Hub Rallies Around Those In Need

ALMOST 150 vulnerable residents in the town have received vital food deliveries so far thanks to a team of volunteers who answered the Council’s call for a community response to the coronavirus crisis. Daily deliveries began on Friday last week to ensure those most in need are being looked after. Reading Voluntary Action – the […]

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Reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended

Reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended

READING Borough Council has suspended its garden waste collection service to focus limited resources on the collection of household waste from black bins and recycling from doorsteps. Due to staff shortages related to the Covid 19 outbreak, garden waste collections are suspended from today and for the immediate future. This will allow Council crews to […]

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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 […]