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Marv Makers Summer Reading Challenge

‘Marvellous Mentors’ needed to support Summer Reading Challenge 2024

  • Volunteers sought aged 14-18 who are enthusiastic about reading
  • Summer Reading Challenge 2024 launches on 6 July
  • Opportunity to develop new skills and work experience
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Grants awarded to local organisations to reduce health inequalities in Reading

10 organisations in Reading have been awarded funding to help reduce health inequalities across the borough.

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Hundreds of kilos of illegal meat seized by Reading Food Safety Officers

  • Approximately 400kg of illegal meat was seized from two Reading food businesses in April
  • Stock included 172 sheep heads and two large bags of smokies cutlets, illegal under UK law
  • Costs of £6,000 ordered to be paid by the business owners
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Water Fest 2024 Bumper Programme Of Events And Activities

  • Water Fest returns for its 35th year on 8 June 2024, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust
Compass Recovery College

Waiting List Free Mental Health Support Available For Reading Residents

Residents in Reading can access free support with no waiting list for common mental health challenges.

Rivermead 25m Pool 29.05.24

Get Ready To Make A Big Splash!

  • Countdown to Rivermead pools' opening date
  • 25-metre pool and teaching and diving pool set to open - culmination of £40 million Council investment in leisure facilities
  • New facilities include splashpad fun zone for younger residents
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Taxi Driver fined following a successful prosecution by Reading Council

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in April
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,400 in financial penalties and had eight penalty points added to his driving licence

Council Reiterates Planning Protections for Southcote Farm Floodplain

  • Council reiterates planning protections for Southcote Farm after the land was recently offered for auction
  • Site is located on floodplain and absorbs water which would otherwise impact on other parts of Reading

Record Number of Visitors at Forbury Fiesta - Kicking Off Three Weeks of Children’s Activities

  • Children's Festival continues with more than two fun-packed weeks of events and activities until Sunday 2 June 2024.
  • Celebrating everything sporty with the Paris Olympics and Euro 2024 football tournament on over the summer.
Reading skyline

Council Strongly Objects to Proposed Changes in National Planning Policy

  • Council objects to recent Government planning consultation on brownfield development
  • If adopted, national policies would automatically override the Council’s own local planning guidelines where arbitrary housing targets are not met
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Children step up to Walk to School Week 2024

  • Twenty-three Reading schools have signed up for Walk to School Week
  • Families are being encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘park and stride’ to school

Proposed New Administration Announced

  • The proposed new Administration for Municipal Year 2024-2025 has now been selected
  • All appointments are set to be ratified at next week's Annual General Meeting at Reading Town Hall