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Canvass Forms

Residents Asked to Look Out for Canvass Forms

  • Canvass Forms are sent to households who have not yet responded
  • Local elections taking place in Reading in May 2022
Rivermead - new leisure centre aerial view

Work begins at Rivermead this week

  • Work begins on the new leisure centre and swimming pool at Rivermead this week
  • The development will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool and diving pool
  • Facilities open by spring 2023
Reading Borough Council logo

Council Withdraws Nuisance Notice After Noise Improvements

  • A number of changes implemented by both GWR and Network Rail that have significantly improved the noise environment
  • The Council will continue to closely monitor the position
Festivals and Projects

New resourcing digital home for Reading’s cultural and community announced

  • What's On Reading to dedicate a new section of the site to the latest news and content from the local cultural sector
  • The new hub was created in response to Reading UK’s survey of how best to support the arts and cultural community post-COVID
Green Park Station new footbridge

Green Park Station Takes Shape

  • New footbridge linking the two platforms now in position
  • Station expected to be open for public use by June 2022
1971 Reading Festival for the First Time-2

New exhibition at Reading Museum Celebrates Reading Festival’s 50th Anniversary

  • ‘The 1971 READING FESTIVAL: For the First Time’ launches on Thursday 26 August.
  • The unique exhibition tells the story of the very first Reading Festival through rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia.
  • Curated by legendary rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky and narrated by Record Collector magazine’s Ian Shirley.
Ward councillors Jenny Rynn (left) and Daya Pal Singh (right) with Lead Councillor for Housing Ellie Emberson at the Lyndhurst Road flats

18 New Affordable Flats Created In Reading

  • New build of 18 affordable flats will be available early next year for residents on the housing register
  • Lyndhurst Road development forms part of an ambitious £80m development in over 300 new homes
  • Features including solar panels and mechanical ventilation will help the Council's aim for a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
festival crowd

Reading Festival Returns

  • Reading Festival returns next week after an absence of a year
  • More than 100,000 revellers expected over the three festival days
  • Local residents reminded to plan ahead as shops, public transport and roads will be busier
Garden waste-4

Green waste collections to remain paused in Reading

  • Green waste collection to remain paused, to be reviewed in two weeks
  • Users of the service will automatically have their subscription extended
  • Subscribers advised to book re3 recycling centre slots if they can't store the green waste at home
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Work Begins To Transform Reading West

  • Preparatory works begin on Monday to transform Reading West Station
  • A new station building and new ticket gates will improve safety and security 
  • The new station is expected to be operational next summer, but train services from Reading West will continue throughout the works