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Highways Senior Jordan Brookson is completing a Construction Plant Operations apprenticeship at Reading Borough Council

Council Apprenticeships Providing Skills For Local People Whilst Serving The Community

  • New apprentices have joined the housing repairs and maintenance team
  • Existing staff in the highways team are gaining extra qualifications through an apprenticeship
  • Scheme gives Reading Borough Council the opportunity to provide local people with skills and qualifications whilst boosting its services to residents
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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.
Resurfacing in Reading

Council announces hundreds more roads to benefit from £9m resurfacing investment

  • 42 sections of main road to be improved over the next six weeks
  • 150 residential roads named as the next to be resurfaced across 2021/22 with a further 176 to be improved in 2022/23
  • Council's £9m investment is improving the quality of roads across the borough for cyclists, drivers and publiuc transport users
The new road surface on Northumberland Avenue, completed this summer and part of the Council's investment in improved roads

Reading’s Roads And Pavements Set For Big Improvements As Council’s £9m Investment Continues

  • Several resurfacing schemes set to resume as part of the Council's £9m investment in road improvements over three years
  • Hundreds of residential roads to be resurfaced over the next two years, as well as improvements to pavements and major roads
  • Over 100 trees to be planted from the end of autumn onwards as Reading targets carbon-neutrality
Pavement release pic

Reading’s Pavements Set For Comprehensive Improvements

  • 17 Reading roads to benefit from pavement improvements between now and March 2022
  • Work forms part of Reading Borough Council's £9m investment over three years in road and pavement resurfacing
  • Road resurfacing will begin later in the summer, with Northumberland Avenue and Southcote Lane set for early improvements soon
Workmen highways

Reading Residents’ Views Sought On Highways And Transport

  • Over 3,000 Reading residents will receive a survey in the post to give their views on the Council's highways and transport services
  • Reading Borough Council is one of 111 local authorities taking part in the national survey
  • Resident opinion has already helped shape a £9m investment in road and pavement improvements in Reading