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Reading’s Green Waste Collections to Resume Mid-August

  • Green bin collections across Reading temporarily paused due to a high number of staff having to self-isolate
  • Aim for collections to resume mid-August if the situation continues to improve
  • Other bin collections of residual waste, recycling and food waste have continued as normal
  • Green bin subscriptions will be extended to cover any weeks missed
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Don’t lose your voice - residents in Reading are urged to check their voter registration details from Reading Borough Council

  • Residents are urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
  • The easiest way to register is online 
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Construction begins at Palmer Park next week

  • Construction begins on the new community pool at Palmer Park on 2nd August
  • Phase 1 construction will start in the car park area
Dover Street Playground Multi-Unit Options

Residents invited to vote on new Dover Street playground options

  • Dover Street children's playground is set to benefit from an £85K investment
  • A selection of playground units and new equipment have been shortlisted
  • Local residents can vote for their preferred option in an online consultation at www.reading.gov.uk/dover-street
  • The winning option will be announced mid-August and be ready for use in late October 2021
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Wensley Road Estate Set For Improvements As Planning Application Is Passed

  • Existing Wensley Road homes to benefit from improvements including triple glazing and redesigned entrances
  • Improvements form part of wider development that includes 46 new homes to allow tenants to move within the estate
  • Announcement follows news of a consultation on £116,000 investment in nearby Courage Park for younger residents
Courage Park

Residents Invited To Help Choose New Courage Park Playground Design

  • Reading Borough Council to invest £116,200 in Courage Park to improve access and play equipment
  • Of three proposals put forward, residents can vote on their favourite online until Friday 6 August
  • New play area forms part of wider improvements around the Wensley Road Estate, including new windows for existing homes, improved waste facilities and new homes
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Reading Borough Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team To Mark UK’s First ASB Awareness Week

  • Reportable app launched to allow residents to report anti-social behaviour more easily
  • Move aims to support victims and make people feel safer in the Borough
  • Council's ASB Team works closely with Thames Valley Police around issues such as drug activity, exploitation and threatening behaviour
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COVID-19 Pressures Force A Pause in Reading’s Green Waste Collections

  • Green bin collections across Reading will be paused for a minimum of two weeks from Monday due to a high number of staff having to self-isolate
  • Other bin collections of residual waste, recycling and food waste will continue as normal
  • Green bin subscriptions will be extended to cover any weeks missed
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Reading Communities Invited to Host Street Parties With No Road Closure Fees

  • Invitation to local communities in Reading for applications to host their own street parties in September
  • The Council is again waiving the usual street closure fee to encourage communities to apply
Portman Road

Residents invited to vote on new Portman Road Playground Designs

  • Portman Road Children's Playground is set to benefit from a £94k investment
  • 4 designs from leading, specialist companies have been shortlisted
  • Local residents can vote for their preferred design in an online consultation at www.reading.gov.uk/portman-road
  • The winning design will be announced in August and be ready for use in November 2021
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Next Step in the Return of Reading’s Libraries

  • Opening hours extended by a further 48 hours per week across 6 libraries.
  • Browsing returns at most library branches
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Residents Urged to Look Out for Their Voter Registration Details in the Post

  • The Council's annual canvass begins this week
  • Residents urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post and make sure details are correct