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Parked cars

New Boroughwide Digital Parking Permits Scheme plan to be decided

  • Digital parking permits set to replace physical permits when they expire
  • Scheme would allow residents to conveniently apply for, and manage, parking online
  • Digital visitor parking permits to be trialled
Small Grants Fund

£100,000 in Council Grants Awarded to Help Our Communities

  • Twenty organisations share £100,000 to help residents across Reading
  • Projects to help people gain skills, education and employment – full list below
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Not One, Not Two, But Three New Reading Playgrounds Open for Play!

READING COUNCIL’S ongoing major investment in children’s play areas continues to deliver for communities across Reading.

  • Lulworth Road playground is now open: part of a £130,000 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) investment by Reading Borough Council in the area.
  • South Whitley Recreation Ground benefits from ball court renovations and a new toddlers play area, jointly funded by a Council CIL investment and a Government Levelling Up grant.
  • Coley Recreation Ground play area has been transformed thanks to a £200K Council CIL investment.
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Residents Invited to Vote on Favourite Design For New Waterloo Meadows Play Area

  • Four exciting designs for residents to choose from
  • Investment of £200,000 in the new Waterloo Meadows play area adds to Council investments boroughwide
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Have Your Say on Plans to Improve Air Quality Across Reading

  • Public consultation begins on proposals to create a boroughwide smoke control area for Reading
  • Residents have until October 16 to have their say
Roadworks gen

Overnight Road Maintenance at Junction 11 and A33 to begin

  • Proactive road maintenance at Junction 11 of the M4 and along the A33
  • Extending the life of the surface
  • Night closures from Tuesday 5 September to limit disruption
Hey Cafe Opening photo

New Prospect Park Café Opens its Doors

RESIDENTS visiting Prospect Park can now enjoy drinks and snacks from a brand new café.

reading fest main stage

Reading Festival 2023 Rolls Into Town

  • Info on traffic, travel, getting to and from the festival site, a residents hotline number and how organisers are working towards a more sustainable event
  • Festival goers are again being urged to say no to single use plastics and take their tent home
  • Day ticket holders for Saturday August 26 are being urged to plan to use alternative transport as rail services from Reading Station will be severely disrupted
One of Reading's electric waste collection vehicles which residents have the chance to name

Revealed! The names of Reading’s waste trucks you’ll see on the streets

  • Reading introduced Berkshire's first electric bin lorry in 2021 and now has five of them
  • Residents and school children have now named the five trucks, with the names printed on them
  • Reading boasts the 4th largest cut in its carbon footprint of all 374 local authority areas in the UK
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Views sought on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy

  • A new draft Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, or EVCI, Strategy aims to provide more charging opportunities for residents
  • The right infrastructure could lead to more residents swopping to cleaner electric vehicles
  • New strategy will be a vital strand in creating a healthier Reading for everyone