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Rooftops 1

Council given go-ahead for borough-wide smoke control area

  • A smoke control area will cover all of Reading borough from 1 December
  • Expanded scheme will help improve air quality and protect residents’ health
Caversham Lock 1

Report looks into January flooding in Reading

  • Persistent heavy rain and Storm Henk downpours main causes of flooding in January 2024
  • 24 Reading properties affected by flooding around Thames, Kennet and Holy Brook
  • 36% of January’s total recorded rainfall came down within a 12-hour period
RBC Waterfest

Reading festival organisers working together on groundbreaking environmental initiative

  • Reading taking part in important national Green Events Code of Practice pilot
  • Organisers of Reading Festival, Readipop, East Reading Festival and Reading Pride among those attending local workshop
Reading Buses 17 -2

Council secures £4.7m funding for town’s first battery electric bus fleet

  • Zero-emission electric double deck buses will run on routes 17 & 21
  • Funding will allow installation of charging infrastructure at Reading Buses depot
  • Investment will help reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality
Whitley Orchard 1

Above target for tree planting with the help of some friends

  • Council plants more than 400 trees across the borough during the autumn and winter
  • Residents and volunteers help with planting at community orchard in Whitley
CLO Bronze

Council officially accredited as a Carbon Literate organisation

  • Council certified bronze level five months into Carbon Literacy training programme
  • Accreditation demonstrates Council’s commitment to genuine low carbon action
Forbury Gardens-3

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
Reading Buses 17

Plans for six new bus lanes recommended for approval

  • New bus lane proposals to be considered at Council committee meeting
  • Schemes aim to make bus journeys even faster and more reliable
  • Council committed to improving environment and air quality for Reading residents
Car Exhaust 2

Have your say on plans to tackle air pollution in Reading

  • Consultation launched on Reading’s Air Quality Action Plan 2024-29
  • Reading’s air quality is improving but some areas are still above pollution targets
  • Measures in the plan to benefit people’s health, the environment and quality of life
CDP 2023

Reading makes global environmental A List for third successive year

  • Reading one of only 119 towns and cities in the world to make CPD A List 2023
  • Only 26 UK authorities achieve A status in the ‘gold standard’ of environmental reporting
  • Call for Reading residents, businesses and organisations to help keep up the momentum
Gaia 3

Reading cuts carbon emissions by 51% and Council reduces own carbon footprint by 74%

  • Reading achieves eighth largest reduction in carbon emissions in the country since 2005
  • Reading Borough Council cuts its own carbon footprint by 74% in 14 years
  • Council achieves target to reduce fossil fuel use by 50% two years early
  • Call for Reading residents, businesses, communities and organisations to re-double efforts to reach net zero by 2030
Solar panels being fitted

Over 200 Reading residents to save money through Council solar initiative

  • 239 residents set to have solar panels installed in most cost effective way
  • Over 1,000 people expressed interest in the scheme
  • Offer gave residents chance to reduce their carbon emissions and save on energy bills