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Frozen meat STOCK IMAGE

Hundreds of kilos of illegal meat seized by Reading Food Safety Officers

  • Approximately 400kg of illegal meat was seized from two Reading food businesses in April
  • Stock included 172 sheep heads and two large bags of smokies cutlets, illegal under UK law
  • Costs of £6,000 ordered to be paid by the business owners
Blue badge misuse

Successful fraud prosecution for man misusing organisational Blue Badge

  • Man illegally using an organisational blue badge issued to care home he worked for has been fined £7,000 
  • Reading Council working in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council and officers from NSL Parking Services
fraudster PR

£150k fine for fraudster previously convicted of selling counterfeit service history books

  • Scammer previously jailed for selling fake car service history books has been fined over £150,000 following Proceeds of Crime investigation
Today's Express, Duke Street

Licence Revoked for Town Centre Shop

  • Today's Express, Duke Street, Reading had its licence revoked in February 2023
  • The decision follows a series of serious breaches and despite repeated warnings by the Council’s licensing team
Fraud Free Christmas

Residents urged to have a fraud-free Christmas

  • Avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
CAP Awards-2

Reading’s Community Alcohol Partnership wins two national awards for tackling underage drinking

  • Readings Community Alcohol Partnership co-ordinator, Tessa Brunsden, received the CAP+ of the Year Award, and the Award for Innovation 
  • Reading's CAP was set up in January 2015 as a partnership between Reading Borough Council, local police, retailers, schools and neighbourhood groups and health providers

'Niko' finds his forever home

  • Dog tied up and left abandoned rescued by the Council’s animal warden
  • Forever home found with a new family
Vapes Test Purchase

Warning to shopkeepers after Reading Shops Sold Vapes to 15-Year-Old

  • Test purchase exercise by Trading Standards showed underage volunteers were sold vapes 
  • Shop owners provided free training to improve protection for young people
Reading Borough Council

Council Withdraws Nuisance Notice After Noise Improvements

  • A number of changes implemented by both GWR and Network Rail that have significantly improved the noise environment
  • The Council will continue to closely monitor the position

Reading Council continues work with the Health and Safety Executive to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

- 700 visits to Reading businesses carried out to ensure they are operating in Covid-secure way

- Also continuing a range of regulatory services including checks on the licenced trade including taxi and private hire