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View of Palmer Park

Construction of new community pool at Palmer Park Begins

  • Physical work on the modern new 25 metre, 6-lane pool at Palmer Park to begin as part of Phase 2
  • The new car park area is complete
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Council Scheme to Help Struggling Families and Individuals with Eating and Heating Costs This Winter

  • Council scheme will help feed children and warm homes during the winter months for eligible households
  • Up to 5,200 children in Reading who need help accessing regular meals eligible
  • Thousands more to be offered help with heating costs if they qualify for the council tax reduction scheme
School Street Marshal

Crescent Road School Street postponed as schools call for more volunteers

  • Three schools in east Reading are appealing for volunteers to come forward
  • No experience is necessary to be a marshal and full training will be provided
  • Crescent Road School Street will now open in the new year
Theatre of Widdershins presents The Elves and the Shoemaker

Fun-packed half-term for families this October

  • Free and low-cost activities on offer this October half-term across Reading
  • Theatres, crafts, arts and activities to keep the kids entertained
  • Rediscover Rhymetimes at Reading Libraries
Green Flag Award Winners 2021 - view of Caversham Court Gardens

Green Flag Award 2021 recognition for two of Reading’s most popular green spaces

  • The Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have both received Green Flag Awards
  • Both sites have also received a Green Heritage Site award
  • A record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee
Reading COVID test centres relocate

Reading COVID testing sites to relocate

  • Prospect Park COVID test site to relocate to the Battle Street Car Park
  • University of Reading COVID test site to relocate to Car Park 11, Pepper Lane Entrance on the University Campus
View from the Thames (copyright www.jsaerial.co.uk)

Reading Lays Out Its City Status Credentials

  • The Council has outlined its credentials to be awarded City status next year
  • Submission of Reading's bid set to be endorsed next week at a Full Council meeting
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Council Successful in £2 Million Bid to Kickstart Exciting Minster Quarter Regeneration

  • A successful £2 million funding bid will help lay the groundwork for the future regeneration for Reading's Minster Quarter 
  • Minster Quarter is an ambitious Council-led project for the long term transformation of a significant area of the town centre by building hundreds of new homes, bringing with it new jobs and growth to benefit local residents and the local economy
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Living Bus Shelters Now Growing in Reading!

  • Two new 'Living' bus shelters installed in Reading
  • If successful, the Council hopes to extend them to other bus stops in the town
Resurfacing in Reading

Council announces hundreds more roads to benefit from £9m resurfacing investment

  • 42 sections of main road to be improved over the next six weeks
  • 150 residential roads named as the next to be resurfaced across 2021/22 with a further 176 to be improved in 2022/23
  • Council's £9m investment is improving the quality of roads across the borough for cyclists, drivers and publiuc transport users
Gemma Anusa Oxford Road Mural

Reading celebrates Black History Month 2021

  • A welcome return to live events for Black History Month 2021
  • October offers a diverse programme of talks, comedy, film and art exhibitions - live and online
#LibrariesWeek 2021

Rediscover events and activities at Reading Libraries this October

  • Rediscover free family events and activities at Reading Libraries this October.
  • A lively calendar includes performance, arts & crafts, treasure hunts, author readings and workshops.