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New Director of Public Health for Berkshire West

  • Tracy Daszkiewicz will lead on public health for Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham from next week
  • She joins at a critical time for supporting communities and ensuring they have access to services and information
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Residents invited to help choose a playground design for Kenavon Drive

  • £100K investment in Kennet Walk /Kingsmead play area
  • Residents invited to vote on their favourite playground designs
  • Feedback invited on new riverside landscape design for the area
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Reading One of Only 10 Local Authority Areas in the UK and 95 Worldwide to Make CDP ‘A’ List on Climate Action

  • Reading is one of just 95 towns or cities worldwide and 10 in the UK to receive top score on climate action in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s ‘gold standard’ of environmental reporting
  • Out of more than 1,000 entries worldwide, only 9.8% received an A score
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New Mayor of Reading and Deputy Confirmed

  • Councillor Rachel Eden became the new Mayor of Reading at a Town Hall mayor making ceremony last night
  • Councillor Ayo Sokale will be Deputy Mayor until May 2022
Three members of the Reading Borough Council Recycling & Enforcement team (l-r) Jonnelle Phoenix-Roach, Holly Tough and Daniel Moore

800 fixed penalty notices in two years highlights council’s tough stance on fly-tipping and littering

  • Council's specialist team has issued over 800 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering offences in just two years
  • Fine income has been reinvested in CCTV to help combat fly-tipping further
  • Council sends message to fly-tippers that they will be caught and punished
Oxford Road HSHAZ Mural

£30K grant announced for further Oxford Road projects

  • Call out for community groups and artists to apply for funding
  • Next step in the High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme
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Community Swimming Pool Takes Shape

  • The steel frame of the new pool is set to start going up from the beginning of December
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
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Reading makes good progress towards net zero – but much more to do

  • Reading Borough Council has now cut its own carbon footprint by 69.8% in just 12 years – up from 63.5% in 2019/20.
  • Reading’s overall carbon footprint has been cut by 49% since 2005 - the 5th largest reduction of 379 UK local authority areas.
  • But the rate at which Reading cuts emissions will need to double for the town to achieve the ambitious goal of net zero by 2030.
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Leader Thanks Outgoing Mayor as New Mayor and Deputy to be Confirmed Next Week

  • Councillor Stevens 18 months as Mayor of Reading comes to an end next week
  • New Mayor and Deputy will be agreed at a Mayor Making Ceremony on Wednesday November 17 
Reading's Lead Councillor for Housing Ellie Emberson and Battle ward councillor Gul Khan receive the keys from NFC Homes' Richard Hibbert

George Street affordable housing heralds new era of high quality, environmentally friendly council homes

  • Four new high quality affordable homes built in George Street will go to residents on Reading's housing register
  • Development marks the start of an £80m Council investment in over 300 affordable new homes in Reading over four years
  • Council new build homes combine environmentally friendly features such as triple glazing and solar panels with high quality finishes
Reading schools’ Climate Conference

Reading schools’ Climate Conference

Reading schools take over climate negotiations in a mock COP26 conference.

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Five-Year Blueprint for Improvements and Major Investment in Reading’s Bus Services

  • The Council has published a five-year blueprint for bus services in Reading
  • The plan underpins a powerful case for Government investment