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Thameside Primary School. Where new windows and solar panels have been installed

Council School Decarbonisation Project Saves Thousands in Cash and Carbon

Reading schools are set to save hundreds of thousands of pounds in soaring energy costs next year and more than 2,584 tonnes of carbon for years to come, thanks to a successful school decarbonisation project led by the Council.

Reading Green Park Station November 2022

Breath-taking aerial footage shows entirety of new Reading Green Park Station

  • The first new station in Reading since Reading West opened on 1 July 1906
  • Now due to open in early 2023
Footpath

Next steps revealed in plans to improve Reading’s pathways and get more people walking

  • Ambition to increase the number of people walking and cycling
  • Action plan includes creating new paths and reinstating historic rights of way that have been lost
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New Powers to Prevent Blocking of Yellow Box Junctions in Reading

  • Council is set to use new powers to prevent the blocking of 15 yellow box junctions in Reading
  • The illegal blocking of junctions adds to congestion which is a major contributor to poor air quality in the town
  • Proposals will be discussed by Councillors at a Committee meeting next week
The rear garden area of the recently built council flats on Lyndhurst Road

Plans For More Council Housing Set To Be Approved

  • Plans set to be approved to invest an additional £29.6m in council housing for the people of Reading
  • 87 new homes set to be created will add to the 300 already being built by 2025
  • All council new builds are sustainable and deliver long-term energy savings to tenants
Cycle hub vinyls

New cycle hub in town centre gets the green light

  • Proposed cycle hub at the former Primark unit in central Reading
  • Enclosed cycle facility would combine cycle parking and maintenance facilities
  • Supported by Primark and run in partnership with Ethical Reading and The Reading Bicycle Kitchen
Safer Streets logo

Residents Invited To Give Views On Town Centre Safety Next Week

  • Two drop-in sessions on Monday 14 November will give residents the chance to shape future Town Centre plans
  • Resident input will help shape spending of £429,000 funding for safety improvements
Unlicensed alcohol seller

Festival Offender Prosecuted After Under-Age Alcohol Sales

  • Person found to be selling alcohol without a licence to underage festival goers prosecuted
  • Charges included Exposing alcohol for unauthorised sale, in breach of the Licensing Act 2003
Meadway improved gym

Leisure update shines a light on major progress so far

  • Update on progress to improve Reading’s leisure facilities
  • Improvement work completed at two leisure centres
  • Leisure usage almost back to pre-Covid levels
RFC Team Photo. RBC Prof Ed Hawkins ReadingBuses

Stay Onside with Climate Change

Reading Council have teamed up with Reading Buses, Ed Hawkins Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading, and Reading Football Club at the official team squad photo to kick-off the Council’s climate change awareness month in November.

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Community rallies together for bulb planting in South Reading

  • Residents come together to enhance an area of land next to the Holiday Inn in South Reading
  • Further enhancements with a bench and trees are planned