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Girl in play area

Residents invited to help choose a playground design for Kenavon Drive

  • £100K investment in Kennet Walk /Kingsmead play area
  • Residents invited to vote on their favourite playground designs
  • Feedback invited on new riverside landscape design for the area
New trees

£40K secured for additional new tree planting across Reading

  • 48 extra new trees will be planted across Reading over the next 2 years
  • Planting in locations near schools and medical centres for maximum community wellbeing
Bulmershe allotments

Council helps encourage Reading residents to grow their own

  • The Council currently manages plots covering 41.5 ha of land. 
  • Significant progress has been made in clearing and levelling overgrown and abandoned plots.
  • Groups are being encouraged to take the initiative in self-management at allotment sites.
SkyTykes low ropes example

Prospect Park Play Transformation Begins

  • Exciting new play hub and activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Preparation work for the transformation will start this week
Green Flag Award Winners 2021 - view of Caversham Court Gardens

Green Flag Award 2021 recognition for two of Reading’s most popular green spaces

  • The Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court Gardens have both received Green Flag Awards
  • Both sites have also received a Green Heritage Site award
  • A record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee
SkyTykes low ropes example

Approval for Prospect Park Transformation

  • Plans for new play hub and activity centre at Prospect Park approved
  • Work will start on construction during winter 2021
Poplars

Work to Protect Lombardy Poplar Trees at Christchurch Meadows Begins this Month

  • Lombardy poplars in Christchurch Meadows require tree work to ensure they can be safely retained
  • Work will start next week to prolong the longevity of the older trees
Dover Street Playground Multi-Unit Options

Residents invited to vote on new Dover Street playground options

  • Dover Street children's playground is set to benefit from an £85K investment
  • A selection of playground units and new equipment have been shortlisted
  • Local residents can vote for their preferred option in an online consultation at www.reading.gov.uk/dover-street
  • The winning option will be announced mid-August and be ready for use in late October 2021
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
Portman Road

Residents invited to vote on new Portman Road Playground Designs

  • Portman Road Children's Playground is set to benefit from a £94k investment
  • 4 designs from leading, specialist companies have been shortlisted
  • Local residents can vote for their preferred design in an online consultation at www.reading.gov.uk/portman-road
  • The winning design will be announced in August and be ready for use in November 2021
Tree planting in south Reading

Reading’s Tree and Biodiversity Strategies Finalised

  • ambitious aim for 3,000 new trees on Council land by 2030
  • action plan sets out how we will conserve, enhance and reverse the decline of biodiversity in Reading
Cheery tree PR

One Hundred Japanese Cherry Blossoms Gifted to Reading

  • Over 350 trees planted this season
  • Focus on increasing the diversity of the tree varieties across Reading