News

56 items found, showing page 1 of 5

Formerly homeless Jamie looks out of the window of his new modular home in Reading. Credit: Jo Lenny/St Mungo's

Caversham Road Modular Housing Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

  • People who have been sleeping rough are now moving in to a dedicated development in Reading with 24/7 support
  • 40 modular, furnished homes are available along with a laundry room to help people rebuild their lives
Reading's Lead Councillor for Housing Ellie Emberson and Battle ward councillor Gul Khan receive the keys from NFC Homes' Richard Hibbert

George Street affordable housing heralds new era of high quality, environmentally friendly council homes

  • Four new high quality affordable homes built in George Street will go to residents on Reading's housing register
  • Development marks the start of an £80m Council investment in over 300 affordable new homes in Reading over four years
  • Council new build homes combine environmentally friendly features such as triple glazing and solar panels with high quality finishes
Ward councillors Jenny Rynn (left) and Daya Pal Singh (right) with Lead Councillor for Housing Ellie Emberson at the Lyndhurst Road flats

18 New Affordable Flats Created In Reading

  • New build of 18 affordable flats will be available early next year for residents on the housing register
  • Lyndhurst Road development forms part of an ambitious £80m development in over 300 new homes
  • Features including solar panels and mechanical ventilation will help the Council's aim for a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
Offices 1

Landlord Fined Over £14,000 For Safety Breach and Operating Without a HMO Licence

  • Prosecution serves as a "strong warning" to landlords to comply with the rules
  • Action brought by Reading Borough Council saw financial penalties totalling over £14,000 for two offences
  • Fine is an example of the Council Private Sector Housing Team's work to protect those who rent with private landlords
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
CBYE landscape

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
Arthur Hill pic

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
Accommodation

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