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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
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Berkshire residents encouraged to download new health and travel app

  • New app allows residents to earn points to turn into shopping rewards when they are active
  • App is part of the Live Labs programme to help local authorities plan improvements to air quality, health and travel
  • Other initiatives being trialled in Reading include air quality sensors, energy management systems and specialist cameras to spot potholes and predict future road surface deterioration.
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Get ready for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

  • Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 7 November 2021
  • Residents and visitors are being asked to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys
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New mural celebrating Oxford Road communities joins heritage project line-up

  • Third community pilot project artwork has been installed in the Oxford Road HSHAZ Area
  • Mural by local artist Gemma Anusa informed by community engagement research and celebrates the road's rich diversity
Be the change you want to see...

Be the change you want to see in Reading

November will be the start of Reading Borough Council’s campaign to remind everyone what you can do to tackle climate change.

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Second Phase of Consultation Begins on Cycling and Walking improvements on Shinfield Road

  • Formal consultation on new cycle route and improved pedestrian crossings along Shinfield Road launches today
  • The fully segregated Shinfield Road route was chosen as the favourite option during informal consultation earlier this year, which attracted almost 1,000 responses
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New Directions celebrates the Big Draw Festival this October half-term

  • New Directions College will host a free event as part of The Big Draw Festival 2021 on 26 October
  • Residents of all ages were invited to join in with art workshops around the theme ‘Make the Change’
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Work starts next week on major improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre

  • Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym and changing rooms
  • The work is expected to take 3 months
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Plans for New Traveller Transit Site Will Enable More Rapid Police Action to Move on Illegal Incursions

  • Council moves to create a transit site for use by gypsies and travellers near Smallmead
  • Creation of a permanent site in the borough could enable police to move on illegal incursions more quickly
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Construction of new community pool at Palmer Park Begins

  • Physical work on the modern new 25 metre, 6-lane pool at Palmer Park to begin as part of Phase 2
  • The new car park area is complete
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Council Scheme to Help Struggling Families and Individuals with Eating and Heating Costs This Winter

  • Council scheme will help feed children and warm homes during the winter months for eligible households
  • Up to 5,200 children in Reading who need help accessing regular meals eligible
  • Thousands more to be offered help with heating costs if they qualify for the council tax reduction scheme
School Street Marshal

Crescent Road School Street postponed as schools call for more volunteers

  • Three schools in east Reading are appealing for volunteers to come forward
  • No experience is necessary to be a marshal and full training will be provided
  • Crescent Road School Street will now open in the new year