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Riversley Court

Wensley Road Estate Set For Improvements As Planning Application Is Passed

  • Existing Wensley Road homes to benefit from improvements including triple glazing and redesigned entrances
  • Improvements form part of wider development that includes 46 new homes to allow tenants to move within the estate
  • Announcement follows news of a consultation on £116,000 investment in nearby Courage Park for younger residents
Courage Park

Residents Invited To Help Choose New Courage Park Playground Design

  • Reading Borough Council to invest £116,200 in Courage Park to improve access and play equipment
  • Of three proposals put forward, residents can vote on their favourite online until Friday 6 August
  • New play area forms part of wider improvements around the Wensley Road Estate, including new windows for existing homes, improved waste facilities and new homes
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New Help Pledged To Landlords And Tenants To Avoid Evictions

  • New online resources from Reading Borough Council offer support to landlords and tenants to help both parties avoid evictions where possible
  • Initiative introduced in response to fears of more evictions caused by reduction of tenant protection initially set up by Government to help tenants through the COVID-19 pandemic
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Exciting Arthur Hill Pool Transformation To Begin

  • 15 homes to be created for key workers at lower than market rent
  • Environmentally-friendly, low energy buildings will help towards Reading's carbon-neutral goal
  • Character and heritage of former pool site safeguarded by retaining facade and front block
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Council Asks Residents For Feedback On Future Allocation Of Social Housing

  • Allocations Scheme Consultation runs until 12th May 2021
  • Council wants to give existing tenants more chance to move to communities they can invest in
  • Plans to give more opportunities to essential workers and take stronger action against anti-social behaviour
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Reading Borough Council Warning For Landlords With Record £66,000 Fine For Non-Compliance

  • Successful prosecution brought by the Council results in its largest ever landlord fine
  • Landlords warned to meet standards or face action to protect tenants
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Week Of Action At Wensley Road Estate Marks the Beginning of Improvements to Come

  • 7 days of activity saw a range of Council teams making improvements to the estate
  • Pest control and waste hygiene measures were in place every day
  • Long term plans include new play areas and landscaped gardens