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Council invites residents to free Landlord Information Evening

  • Free event takes place on Thursday 23 November
  • Landlords can find out the latest legislation updates and attend valuable workshops
The modular homes site which houses 40 people who have formerly been rough sleeping

New funding allows Council to provide ongoing rough sleeping accommodation

  • Funding will allow continuation of wrap around care for 50 people in move on homes
  • The 50 homes at two sites form part of 249 bed spaces available for those found rough sleeping
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
The front of Reading's North Street affordable homes development

North Street Affordable Homes Development Set To Open

  • 37 affordable Council homes are set to be officially opened tomorrow
  • The North Street development forms part of Council plans to build 400 new affordable homes
  • New homes have received positive feedback from tenants set to move in
Solar panels on the roof of the Council's Lyndhurst Road affordable homes. Now residents can follow suit at competitive prices.-2

Residents Offered Chance To Save Money Through Solar Panel Initiative

  • Residents can take advantage of competitive rates on solar panels through Solar Together's group-buying scheme
  • Making the switch can save money on energy bills and help towards Reading's net zero carbon target
  • Reading Borough Council's new build homes include solar panels to help reduce costs for tenants
Two new affordable homes in Whitley which have recently seen new tenants move in

Residents move into new affordable homes in Reading

  • Council in the middle of a programme to deliver 400 new affordable homes, an investment of over £110m
  • Infill sites plan sees use of  small pockets of derelict land contributing to those new homes
  • All homes built to passivhaus principles to be more environmentally friendly

New Support Aims to Reconnect Those Sleeping Rough With Their Hometowns

  • Annual rough sleeping count figures released
  • 25 of 36 had no connection to Reading - new support aims to reconnect them with hometowns
  • Increase in specialist staffing will help support the most vulnerable in society
Sketch view facing east along Battle Street-2

Battle Street Scheme to Build New Affordable Homes and Adult Social Care Facilities to be Considered This Week

  • Development plans include much needed affordable homes and sheltered housing for over 55s
  • Former swimming pool site will also provide for adults who need support with their mental health
  • Part of Council's investment of over £110m in 400 new affordable homes from 2021 to 2026
The rear garden area of the recently built council flats on Lyndhurst Road

Plans For More Council Housing Set To Be Approved

  • Plans set to be approved to invest an additional £29.6m in council housing for the people of Reading
  • 87 new homes set to be created will add to the 300 already being built by 2025
  • All council new builds are sustainable and deliver long-term energy savings to tenants

£1.7m award will help Reading residents benefit from free energy saving home improvements

  • Residents can apply now for energy saving home improvements
  • Eligible applicants won't have to repay anything, the help is free
  • Range of improvements will lower energy consumption and help save money
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Property landlords invited to free information evening

  • Free to attend evening on Wednesday 12 October will offer essential help and advice to landlords
  • Attendees can find out about the Rent Guarantee Scheme and Reading Rent With Confidence 
  • Workshops and guest speakers will help landlords stay up to date on a range of topics