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Estimated 10,000-plus Households in Reading Not Responded to the Annual Canvass

  • Final reminder canvass letters will be sent out by the Council to households this week
  • Letters are the last phase of the Council’s drive to get as many people as possible on the electoral register, before the November 30 deadline
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Reading gains Thames & Chilterns in Bloom Gold and Silver Gilt Awards

  • Thames & Chilterns Gold Award for Caversham Court Gardens
  • Henley Road Cemetery receives Silver Gilt Award
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Council Set To Block ‘Undemocratic’ Permitted Development Rights From Next Month

  • Proposals to ensure developers need to apply for planning permissions so that local communities can have their say
  • Council wants to ensure all developments go through the correct democratic planning process
  • If agreed, 'Article 4 Direction' would come into effect in parts of Reading on November 15
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Crescent Road School Street set to introduce afternoon sessions in November

  • East Reading’s first school street set to extend to afternoons from 7 November
  • Appeal for more volunteer school street marshals
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Reading’s Pubwatch wins National Pubwatch of the Year

  • Award recognises the work of local Pubwatch schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff.
  • Reading Pubwatch was recognised for the range of new initiatives launched over the past twelve months
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Rogue Trader convicted of fraud offences against elderly and vulnerable residents

  • Joint investigation by Reading Trading Standards and Thames Valley Police secures successful conviction of rogue trader operating across Southeast
  • Vulnerable and elderly residents who were targeted received compensation for work carried out to their properties
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Large reduction in food waste sent to landfill in Reading thanks to recycling initiative

  • Food waste collections have seen overall recycling rates rise from 32% to 50%
  • Proportion of grey bin waste made up of food has fallen from 41% to 23%
  • Tips offered to help residents recycle even more
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New Directions College holds inaugural Adult Learning Awards Ceremony

  • First annual awards celebrating lifelong learning sills and Reading’s Adult Learners
  • Awards for those who have overcome adversity, demonstrated outstanding professional skills, and more
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Fun-packed half-term in Reading for families this October

  • Free and low-cost activities on offer this October half-term across Reading
  • Live theatre, arts and crafts, workshops and more to keep the kids entertained
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Council Supports Struggling Families with Energy Vouchers and Grants for Warm Clothing and Food

  • Energy vouchers have again been sent to families in Reading struggling with soaring bills
  • The Council is also distributing grants to local voluntary and community groups to help vulnerable residents with food and warm clothes this winter
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£1.7m award will help Reading residents benefit from free energy saving home improvements

  • Residents can apply now for energy saving home improvements
  • Eligible applicants won't have to repay anything, the help is free
  • Range of improvements will lower energy consumption and help save money