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Report looks into January flooding in Reading

  • Persistent heavy rain and Storm Henk downpours main causes of flooding in January 2024
  • 24 Reading properties affected by flooding around Thames, Kennet and Holy Brook
  • 36% of January’s total recorded rainfall came down within a 12-hour period
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Next steps for Reading Transport Strategy 2040

  • More than 500 responses to local transport plan statutory consultation which showed strong support for its vision and objectives
  • Reading Transport Strategy 2040 sets out ambitious vision for the future of travel in the borough
  • Councillors will be asked to recommend the town’s new local transport plan for adoption
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Rogue trader jailed for 32 months following Reading Borough Council Trading Standards investigation

  • Trader inflated prices for garden maintenance
  • The bank stopped payments and the Trading Standards team launched an investigation
  • Trader jailed for 32 months on Friday 14 June 2024
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Residents Offered Chance to Save Money Through Solar Panel Initiative

  • Residents can now buy solar panels in the cheapest and easiest way possible
  • Free to register for more information from group buying scheme Solar Together 
  • Last year Reading residents were amongst almost 900 in Berkshire to take up the offer
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Remember Your Photo ID for the General Election

  • Figures show 115 people in Reading didn't vote in the recent elections as a result of not having acceptable Voter ID
  • Reading residents are reminded of boundary changes to Parliamentary constituencies which come into effect on July 4
  • Only a few days left to register to vote in the General Election
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Carers’ Voice at Centre of New Strategy for Reading

  • Carers’ Strategy establishes priorities in Reading
  • Partners in health, voluntary sector and the council working together for carers
  • Action plan created
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Reading Remembers the Forbury Four Years On

  • Next Thursday, the town will come together to remember the victims of the Forbury Gardens attacks four years on
  • Residents are invited to show their support for families and friends at a Civic Service in the gardens which begins at 7pm
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First Berkshire Prosperity Board meeting to be held

* First meeting of the Berkshire Prosperity Board taking place in Wokingham on Monday 17 June

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Water Fest As Popular As Ever For 35th Year

  • Water Fest returned for its 35th year on Saturday, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust
  • More than 12,000 visitors enjoyed the annual celebration
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New licensing scheme proposed for private rented property

  • Consultation for extended licensing scheme with aim of providing better homes for tenants
  • Landlords and tenants to be consulted on new scheme
  • New targeted scheme in three wards where all rental properties will require a licence
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King’s Meadow Footbridge Replacement Works Begin on Monday

  • King's Meadow footbridge will be closed for 13 weeks whilst the replacement is installed
  • New modern structure will be 4.5m wide, more than double the current width
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Council’s Prospect Park Ranger Station Achieves Recognition For High Quality Educational Visits

Reading’s popular Ranger Station at Prospect Park has achieved national recognition for its educational visits and outreach work with vulnerable young people.