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Residents Invited to Help Shape Community Safety in Reading

  • Resident feedback required to help make Reading safer for everyone
  • Survey is your chance to tell the Community Safety Partnership where it should focus resources
  • Recent improvements include more cctv cameras, extra and improved lighting and creating the Reading Safe Space
New Whitley Wood community centre

New Whitley Wood community centre opens

  • A larger community space will be available for a range of activities for residents
  • Local groups will be holding introductory and taster sessions to showcase their activities
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Free Theatre Show Teaches Dangers of Knife Crime

  • Two free performances take place at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday 28 October
  • Show will teach young people about the dangers of knife crime and gangs
  • Initiative is part of Council and partners' outreach programme following Armoured Heart statue unveiling
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Reading to open permanent town centre Safe Space for residents

  • Safe Space to provide medical assistance and help in town centre on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Service takes pressure off hospital accident and emergency departments
  • New facility will also host community safety services and training  
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Parents encouraged to keep children safe online this summer

  • Council and Brighter Futures for Children encouraging parents to think about online safety this summer
  • Webpage signs parents to helpful resources to minimise risk as children's online time set to increase
Delegates from the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work at the Armoured Heart sculpture with partners responsible for the sculpture's creation

Armoured Heart sculpture showcased to delegates as Reading hosts Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work

  • Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work delegates visited the Armoured Heart on Monday
  • Sculpture is a symbol for peace in Reading and has provided young people with the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of knife crime
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Reading Community Safety Partnership Shows Support For ASB Awareness Week 2023

  • ASB Awareness Week runs from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July
  • Residents are invited to attend a number of engagement events where they can give their views or find out how to get help
Young people from the Starting Point charity unveil the Armoured Heart sculpture, a symbol of peace and hope, in Reading

Symbol of Peace Artwork Unveiled As Reading Stands Together Against Knife Crime

  • The Armoured Heart sculpture is a symbol of peace and hope which stands against knife crime
  • Young people from Starting Point charity worked with local artist Stuart Melrose on the project
  • Sculpture will be followed by an ongoing educational outreach programme to challenge knife culture
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Roots of a new Community Orchard planted in Whitley

  • 30 new fruit trees introduced to South Whitley Park
  • Follows Council securing £85k funding to enhance the area, including addition of toddler’s play area
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Residents Invited To Give Views On Town Centre Safety Next Week

  • Two drop-in sessions on Monday 14 November will give residents the chance to shape future Town Centre plans
  • Resident input will help shape spending of £429,000 funding for safety improvements
Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

Council receives £429,000 funding to make Reading safer

  • New funding will help make Reading town centre a safer place for residents and visitors
  • Schemes including a Community Safe Hub, CCTV and improved lighting are planned with £429,000 award, with an additional 50% match funding coming from the Council and its partners
  • Residents encouraged to take part in current consultations open now on community safety, serious violence and domestic abuse