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Creative Funding

Creative Grants Available for Local Residents

Council joining forces with Creative Lives, a national charity that promotes taking part in creative activity to boost well-being and help people feel connected to the place where they live.

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Invitation to the Civic Carol Service 2023

  • Annual Civic Carol Concert being held at Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, 14 December from 6:30pm
  • Service includes carols, readings, and a performance from Ukrainian choir Kryla
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Planning Approval for More Affordable Council Homes and Respite Care Facility

  • Planning approval for 47 new affordable Council homes and a respite care facility
  • Developments to make use of pockets of Council owned land
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Have your say on plans to tackle air pollution in Reading

  • Consultation launched on Reading’s Air Quality Action Plan 2024-29
  • Reading’s air quality is improving but some areas are still above pollution targets
  • Measures in the plan to benefit people’s health, the environment and quality of life
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Council Frustrated in Bid to Tackle Sub-Standard Homes

  • Council planning policy aimed at reducing the number of sub-standard homes in Reading now covers only 21% of the scheme's original area after a Government ruling
  • Permitted Development Rights can lead to residents moving into areas that are unsuitable as places to live, due to noise, disturbance and air quality issues
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High Inflation and Cost-of-Living Drives New Demand for Council Services

  • Latest budget update shows the financial impact of high inflation and increased demand for Council services as the cost-of-living crisis continues
  • Nearly £13 million in savings, efficiencies and income likely to be required over the next three years
  • Council awaits Local Government Finance Settlement details before finalising its budget in February
Schools' Climate Conference

Local school pupils take part in mock COP28 conference in Reading

  • Students from eight local secondary schools debating climate change in Reading council chamber
  • Local decision makers, experts and activists quizzed by students in a Climate Question Time
  • Annual Reading Model Climate Conference celebrating its 10th anniversary
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New Sunday bus service for Green Park Village and Mereoak P&R

  • Council funds new Sunday 650 bus route to serve south Reading
  • Free to use throughout December
  • New route part of the Council’s £26m Bus Service Improvement Plan
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Small Grants Making a Big Difference

  • The next bidding round of the Council's popular Small Grants Fund scheme has opened today
  • Community groups have another chance to bid for a share of £100,000 worth of funds to host activities, particularly in parts of Reading where need is greatest
  • Huge array of activities took place as part of last year's Council initiative
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Local Plan Consultation Offers Opportunity to Help Shape the Future of Reading

  • Public consultation launches today on key local planning document which will help shape the future of Reading 
  • Council is proposing changes to increase the number of family-sized homes, affordable homes and set high standards for developers on sustainable housing
  • Residents have until the end of January to take part
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Planning Approved for Sheltered Housing and Day Opportunities Centre

  • 42 new one-bedroom homes to be built for people aged over 55 years
  • Day Opportunities Centre for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities