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Rewilding comes to Reading Town Centre

  • Enhanced wildflower turf laid at several locations around Reading Town Centre
  • Rewilding aims to restore, reclaim and protect natural habitats
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Berkshire residents encouraged to download new health and travel app

  • New app allows residents to earn points to turn into shopping rewards when they are active
  • App is part of the Live Labs programme to help local authorities plan improvements to air quality, health and travel
  • Other initiatives being trialled in Reading include air quality sensors, energy management systems and specialist cameras to spot potholes and predict future road surface deterioration.
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Reading’s Green Waste Collections to Resume Mid-August

  • Green bin collections across Reading temporarily paused due to a high number of staff having to self-isolate
  • Aim for collections to resume mid-August if the situation continues to improve
  • Other bin collections of residual waste, recycling and food waste have continued as normal
  • Green bin subscriptions will be extended to cover any weeks missed
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Reading Council to Extend Successful ‘Rewilding’ Trial to Parks

  • Experimental rewilding scheme introduced in 2020 has proved a great success.
  • The new 'Wild Flower Plan' proposes trialling the scheme in 12 parks
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Littering Prosecutions Begin In Reading

  • Fixed penalty notices issued to those fly tipping in Reading
  • CCTV cameras installed to help keep Reading clean for residents