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Group photo Rivermead 23 March 2022

Steel frame of flagship new Rivermead goes up

  • The steel frame of the new centre is taking shape
  • The development will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool and diving pool
  • Facilities open by spring 2023

Make Sure You Can Vote at First All Out Elections in Reading for 18 Years

  • People are being urged to check they are registered to vote in Reading's first 'all out' elections in 18 years
  • 48 seats across 16 wards will be up for election on May 5
  • There may also be changes to some polling stations as a result of the recent Boundary Review
Reading Half 2022

Take your marks for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon 2022

• Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 3 April
• Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys

Cycle Lane

Reading receives £1.3 million funding for Bath Road/Castle Hill cycling scheme

  • Important further ‘missing link’ in Reading’s existing cycle network.
  • Major improvements stretching from Berkeley Avenue, along the Bath Road to Castle Hill, then running over the IDR to Castle Street.
  • Creation of segregated lanes for cyclists to and from the town centre.
Prospect Park re-design

Residents invited to vote on favourite design for new play area at Prospect Park

  • Relocation and redesign of Prospect Park’s play area
  • Four exciting designs to choose from
Debt Awareness Week

Council Offers Money Advice Ahead Of Debt Awareness Week

  • Residents urged to make use of Council help if they are worried about debt
  • Resources include Money Matters website providing benefits checker amongst other guidance
  • Highly trained, friendly advisors also able to assist those in need of advice
Taxi driver fined

Taxi Driver Fined for Illegally Plying for Hire in Reading

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver was found guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in March
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,000 in financial penalties and had six penalty points added to his driving licence
Christchurch Bridge Ukraine Colours close up crop

Mayoral Appeal for Financial Donations for Ukraine

  • Reading Mayor launches appeal for financial donations to support Ukrainians caught up in the conflict
  • Council Leader pledges Reading will go 'above and beyond again' in terms of providing help for refugees 
  • Christchurch Bridge lit up in colours of Ukrainian flag as a sign of solidarity 
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Celebration Date Announced for Water Fest 2022

  • Reading Water Fest on Saturday 4 June 2022, 11am – 5pm
  • The free festival will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Work Begins on Restoration of Reading’s Historic Horseshoe Bridge

  • Work to clean and repaint Reading's 130 year old Horseshoe Bridge begins on Monday
  • Second phase of works later this year will improve safety
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Tilehurst Library Gets £62k Funding Boost

  • Tilehurst Library is one of more than 60 galleries, museums, libraries and cultural venues to receive Cultural Investment Fund (CIF) money
  • The award will go towards improving Tilehurst Library for the local community