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Work being completed on one of the previous phases of Kennetside wall strengthening

Next phase of Kennetside strengthening to begin next week

  • Vital work to strengthen part of the Kennetside retaining wall will begin on Monday
  • A diversion will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists
  • £575,000 investment in the engineering project is scheduled to finish on 2 August
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Reading Bus Passengers to Benefit From £26 million Investment in Services

  • The Council has successfully bid for £26 million worth of investment in Reading bus services
  • Reading one of 31 local authorities nationwide awarded the DfT funding
  • Reading's Bus Service Improvement Plan will now be further developed
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One Week Left to Register to Vote

  • Just one week left to register to vote in May's all-out elections in Reading
  • The easiest and quickest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
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
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Voluntary Sector Organisations to Support Communities Through the Pandemic

  • 26 voluntary organisations will share £220,000 to help continue to support communities through the impacts of Covid
  • Groups will support people on issues such as mental health, self-isolation, financial hardship and physical health, as well as supporting carers, children and young people
Slime by the Herd Theatre

Eggstra-special holiday activities on offer this Easter

  • Free and low-cost activities on offer this Easter across Reading
  • Theatres, crafts, arts and activities to keep the kids entertained, offerings for children of all needs and abilities
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
Solar panels

Council commits almost £1 million additional funding for more carbon reduction measures at brand new leisure sites

  • New measures to include solar panels and three additional air source heat pumps (ASHP) at Rivermead and Palmer Park
  • Investment will contribute to the Council’s ambition to achieve a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
RRWC landlords

Landlords encouraged to join Council scheme promoting high quality properties to tenants

  • Council scheme set to launch will provide renters with confidence in accredited landlords
  • Landlords urged to contact the Council now to become part of the scheme
  • New website will provide searchable database of rooms and properties only from verified landlords
Drone footage of the new activity centre

Prospect Park play centre transformation nears completion

  • Exciting new play activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Work on the transformation is nearing completion ready for a phased opening over the next few months
New Directions college

New Directions College secures funding to deliver work opportunities for over 250 adults with special educational needs and disabilities

• New Directions College has secured a share of a £130k grant to develop and offer learning and skills opportunities for adults with special educational needs
• The college will also partner with Ways into Work to provide work opportunities at a new supported employment café
• Learning opportunities for over 250 people over the next five years