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The modular homes site which houses 40 people who have formerly been rough sleepers

Double recognition for innovative housing project as Council shortlisted for two awards

  • Council shortlisted for LGC Awards 2022 and MJ Awards 2022 for its innovative solution to rough sleeping
  • Modular homes project gaining national recognition after opening in November and now housing 40 former rough sleepers
  • Shortlistings follow plaudits in November 2021 when Reading Borough Council won Homebuilder of the Year at the UK Housing Awards
The rear garden area of the new block of affordable flats on Lyndhurst Road

More affordable housing for Reading’s residents as Council prepares to get keys to new flats

  • Council tenants are set to move into 18 new affordable flats before the summer with Reading Borough Council set to receive the keys soon
  • Site makes use of disused land along with five other infill sites being developed for tenants later this year
  • The energy efficient homes are helping to reduce Reading's carbon footprint and keep utility bills as low as possible
Debt Awareness Week

Council Offers Money Advice Ahead Of Debt Awareness Week

  • Residents urged to make use of Council help if they are worried about debt
  • Resources include Money Matters website providing benefits checker amongst other guidance
  • Highly trained, friendly advisors also able to assist those in need of advice
Pupils from St Mary & All Saints CE Primary School try out the new Courage Park playground

Excited Schoolchildren Enjoy Opening Of Courage Park Playground

  • New Courage Park playground now open after £116,000 investment by Reading Borough Council
  • Brand new play equipment forms part of wider Wensley Road Estate improvements, including 46 new affordable homes for local residents
One of Reading Borough Council's most recent affordable housing developments, in George Street

Reading Awarded £25,000 To Plan Regeneration Of Affordable Housing

  • Funding will be used to plan future development and regeneration of Reading's housing stock
  • Focus will be on sustainable, energy efficient enhancement and replacement of older homes in the borough
  • Funding will complement existing plans to build 300 new affordable homes in the next three years
Work progresses on Reading Borough Council's improvements to the Courage Park playground

Courage Park Playground Undergoes Exciting Redevelopment

  • Over £116,000 of improvements are being made in Courage Park, providing new play equipment
  • Work forms part of a wider regeneration of the Wensley Road Estate
  • New Courage Park playground follows a number of playground improvements made in 2021 by the Council 
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Council Moves Quickly To Protect and Vaccinate Those Sleeping Rough in Reading

  • People found sleeping on the streets in Reading will be provided with accommodation throughout the winter
  • Co-ordinated approach will also see easy access given to COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Initiative follows Council recently opening site with 40 modular homes for formerly homeless people
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
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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