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Work due to begin in October on cycling and walking improvements on Shinfield Road

  • Work due to commence in early October
  • No waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) to commence from 3 October 2022
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Reading celebrates Black History Month 2022

  • October offers a diverse programme of events and activities across Reading
  • Music, art, theatre and debate are all on the menu for Black History Month 2022
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Trading Standards secure successful prosecutions after rogue traders target elderly resident in Reading

  • Energy Guard Insulation Ltd. attempted to scam an elderly resident out of £5,625 through unnecessary building work
  • Following an investigation by Trading Standards, two men were successfully prosecuted in September 2022
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Planning Application for New Transit Traveller Site to be Considered Next Week

  • Councillors will consider a planning application for a dedicated traveller site in Reading next Wednesday
  • The Council has a long-standing aim to reduce the impact and cost to the local taxpayer of illegal encampments on local communities in Reading by building a dedicated transit caravan site
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New playground at Kenavon Drive open for play

  • £102K investment in Kennet Walk /Kingsmead play area
  • Improvement and enlargement of the old playground now complete
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Digital parking permit pilot scheme gets the green light

  • New digital parking permit pilot will launch in Lower Caversham this autumn
  • Digital parking permits can be issued instantly
  • Visitor permits can be used by the hour, offering better value for money for residents
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George Palmer statue gleaming after a good clean

  • The George Palmer statue has received a deep clean in anticipation of the opening of the new community pool.
  • The statue will form an integral part of the large new pedestrianised area surrounding the sports centre
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Temporary Closure of Tilehurst Road Entrance as Reading West Station Transformation Continues

  • Tilehurst Road entrance to Reading West Station will be closed to passengers for a number of weeks as GWR carry out improvement works
  • Only Oxford Road entrance will be accessible during the work which starts on Monday
  • Reading West is being refurbished and modernised by the Council and its partners 
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Reading Libraries to abolish fines and fees

  • Proposal to remove overdue fines and reservation fees
  • Aim to remove any potential barriers to library use and encourage more residents to use Reading’s libraries
South Reading Leisure Centre

Further boost to Reading’s leisure centres proposed

  • £295,000 for South Reading Leisure Centre pool
  • £36,000 for waymarked pedestrian route for vision impaired users at Palmer Park