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Provisional Budget Aims to Protect Major Investments and Frontline Services Despite Pressures

  • Draft Council budget looks to protect frontline services and flagship investments in the face of unprecedented pressures
  • Investment in new swimming pools, Reading's biggest ever road repair programme, new affordable housing and new and refurbished stations all untouched in provisional budget
Formerly homeless Jamie looks out of the window of his new modular home in Reading. Credit: Jo Lenny/St Mungo's

Caversham Road Modular Housing Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

  • People who have been sleeping rough are now moving in to a dedicated development in Reading with 24/7 support
  • 40 modular, furnished homes are available along with a laundry room to help people rebuild their lives
The Reading Borough Council Housing team, including Cllr Ellie Emberson (4th left), with awards host Sally Phillips (left) and David Cleary, Head of Housing at Lloyds Banking Group (2nd left)

Reading Borough Council Crowned National Homebuilder of the Year

  • Council wins national Homebuilder of the Year Award recognising teams who lead housing sector by example
  • Reading was a clear winner with sustainability, range of properties and ambition impressing the judges
  • Council will build more than 300 affordable homes over four years for residents, including for adult social care and key workers