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Proposed New Administration Announced

  • The proposed new Administration for the year ahead has been announced, ahead of the Council AGM next Wednesday
  • Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year will also be appointed at next week's meeting
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Community Groups Urged to Bid for Council Grants

  • Community groups in Reading can bid for funding pots of £5,000, or £10,000 for partnership bids
  • Theme of this year's Small Grants Fund is inclusion and connectivity for the town's most marginalised residents
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Consultation on New Moving Traffic Offence Powers in Reading

  • Council is asking for people's views on the possible enforcement of moving traffic offences in Reading
  • Implementation would help increase road safety and reduce congestion and poor air quality
  • If agreed, initial enforcement would be for blocking yellow box junctions
Weed control

Council trials weed control alternatives

  • Trials starting today in south Reading along Northumberland Avenue
  • Several alternative ways to control vegetation on roads and pavements
  • Methods include the use of vinegar and steam
Forbury Fiesta

Celebrating with biscuit-themed fun for Children’s Festival 2022

  • A Children’s Festival event will be happening near you this summer
  • Forbury Fiesta on Saturday 14 May
  • Loads of free and low-cost events on offer across Reading
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Council Tax Rebate Payments Due To Begin This Week

  • £150 Government rebate payments for residents who live in Bands A - D and pay their Council Tax by direct debit are expected to begin this week
  • An application process for residents who do not pay by direct debit, or for residents applying for discretionary payments, will begin later in May
Resurfacing in Reading 2

Reading ranked 3rd highest performing council in national highways and transport survey

  • Reading ranked 3rd highest performing council out of 111 in annual public satisfaction survey
  • Reading Borough Council scored above average in 6 out of 7 main criteria
  • Over 400 roads resurfaced in last three years thanks to Council's £9m investment
The Big Lunch - street party image

Record-breaking 57 Street Parties in Reading as town hosts four-day Jubilee extravaganza in June

  • Celebrations start with a Beacon Lighting Ceremony and beacon trail
  • Flagship Jubilee event Water Fest on Saturday 4 June
  • 57 street parties taking place
Dying Matters 2022

Dying Matters Week 2-6 May 2022

  • None of us likes to think about death, but talking about it won’t make it happen

Check if Your Polling Station has Changed Before May 5th

  • Residents urged to check if their usual polling station has changed before May 5
  • Changes in ward boundaries mean some polling stations in Reading have changed this year
  • Council is reassuring residents that precautions remain in place at polling stations to help keep everyone safe
Düsseldorf friendship photo competition

Calling all budding photographers – take part in the #b4friendship photo competition to celebrate 75 years of Reading and Düsseldorf friendship

  • Capture the theme of ‘4Bs’ to celebrate 75 years of friendship between Düsseldorf and Reading
  • A chance to win a trip to Düsseldorf
  • All entries to use #b4friendship hashtag on social media