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Proposal for introduction of new School Street

  • Civitas Academy plans to create a School Street in Great Knollys Street
  • Council due to consider the introduction of the borough’s fifth School Street
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Five-year anniversary of Reading declaring climate emergency

  • Good progress made by the borough and Council but still much more to be done
  • Call for all residents, communities, organisations and businesses to pull together to achieve net zero Reading by 2030
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Reading school pupils enjoy fun activities to learn about air quality

  • New air quality education programme being rolled out to Reading schools
  • Pupils taking part in fun, interactive sessions to learn about air quality
  • Reading schools are invited to register for free sessions for their pupils
Craddock Road after resurfacing

Council’s ongoing £8m road improvement commitments

  • Current £8m investment in roads follows completed £9m highways improvement programme
  • Proportion of residential roads in good condition has risen from 35% to 80%
  • Innovation is allowing carbon reduction alongside improvements
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Reading Council Celebrates One Million Visits at Borough’s Leisure Centres

VISITS to the council’s four leisure centres are on the rise, approaching one million per year, reflecting the Council’s ongoing investment in new and exciting leisure facilities for residents.

Better Care Funds

£122,000 in Grants Awarded to Support Adult Health and Wellbeing

  • Ten organisations share £122,000 to support the physical and mental health of Reading residents
  • People assisted through community projects on behalf of Council’s Adult Social Care service
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High Inflation and Rise in Demand for Services Increases Council Costs

  • It will cost the Council £20.6 million extra next year to deliver services
  • High inflation and more residents turning to the Council for support are behind the increased costs
  • The Council nevertheless intends to continue its investment in modern new facilities for Reading 
Highways Senior Jordan Brookson is completing a Construction Plant Operations apprenticeship at Reading Borough Council

Reading Council apprenticeships kickstart careers whilst boosting services across the Borough

  • 18 people joined Reading Council's dedicated apprenticeship scheme in 2023, acquiring practical skills, and qualifications, and contributing to enhanced services for residents.
  • National Apprenticeship Week 2024, themed 'Skills for Life', highlights the importance of apprenticeships in fostering lifelong skills development.
Hexagon Vista

Development Partner Selected for Regeneration of Reading's Minster Quarter

  • Developer announced for £250 million regeneration of Reading's Minster Quarter
  • Affordable homes, a new 'Hexagon Square,' a new community hub and local jobs, all form part of the major town centre scheme
  • McLaren Living’s vision is for all-electric, energy efficient systems which maximise on-site renewable energy generation
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Statutory consultation on use of outbound King’s Road bus lane

  • Plans to proceed with changes to vehicles allowed to use east Reading bus lane out for consultation
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New Prosperity Board aims to Drive Forward Berkshire’s Economic Success

  • Six Berkshire councils due to create new Berkshire Prosperity Board
  • Councils aim to work together to secure funding and encourage investment into the county