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Councillors and residents plant the tree together in Kidmore Road, Caversham

Residents and Councillors Plant Together as Reading’s Tree Planting Efforts Set To Reach 387 Planted in Five Months

  • Collaborative effort saw residents choose the tree best suited to their road
  • By the end of March 387 trees will have been planted in Reading since November
  • Tree planting strategy will see 3,000 trees planted on Council land by 2030
Solar panels

Council commits almost £1 million additional funding for more carbon reduction measures at brand new leisure sites

  • New measures to include solar panels and three additional air source heat pumps (ASHP) at Rivermead and Palmer Park
  • Investment will contribute to the Council’s ambition to achieve a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
Rewilding in Bugs Bottom

Reading Council to extend successful ‘Rewilding’ trial into 2022

  • Rewilding scheme first introduced in 2020 continues to be a great success
  • Initiative launched in 12 parks during 2021
  • Introduction of wildflowers to town centre locations 
  • Several volunteer groups created community-led rewilding sites last season
Michael and William in the highways team planting trees along Blandford Road in south Reading. A joint project between the Council's parks and highways departments

Reading’s Tree and Biodiversity Strategies Finalised

  • ambitious aim for 3,000 new trees on Council land by 2030
  • action plan sets out how we will conserve, enhance and reverse the decline of biodiversity in Reading
Cheery tree PR

One Hundred Japanese Cherry Blossoms Gifted to Reading

  • Over 350 trees planted this season
  • Focus on increasing the diversity of the tree varieties across Reading
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New Reading Climate Strategy and Carbon Plan Approved

  • Two new climate change strategies to drive Reading towards its next zero carbon target unanimously approved last night
  • Council has already cut its own carbon footprint by 62.5% since 2008-9
  • New Carbon Plan now aims for 85% reduction in emissions by 2025