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Residents Invited to Vote on Design For New Victoria Park Play Area

  • Five exciting designs for residents to choose from.
  • Investment of £458,000 in the new accessible Victoria Park George Street play area, part of £1m Council investment in play facilities for children.
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Applications Open to Low-Income Households for Financial Support

  • Applications are now open for financial support for low-income households in Reading as part of the latest local Household Support Fund scheme
  • Cost-of-living vouchers will follow in the summer for families in receipt of free school meals and care leavers
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Council Appeals Secretary of State Planning Decision on Vastern Court

  • Council submits a challenge to the Secretary of State decision on Vastern Court planning proposals
  • The Council’s grounds for challenge will now be considered by the High Court
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Ready Steady Go!... Reading’s 35th Children’s Festival

  • Children's Festival returns with three fun-packed weeks of events and activities between Saturday 11 May and Sunday 2 June 2024.
  • This year's festival celebrates everything sporty with the Paris Olympics and Euro 2024 football tournament on over the summer.
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Remember Your Photo ID to Vote on Thursday

  • Residents reminded they will need photo ID to vote at a polling station on Thursday
  • A poll card alone does not entitle someone to vote
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Reading festival organisers working together on groundbreaking environmental initiative

  • Reading taking part in important national Green Events Code of Practice pilot
  • Organisers of Reading Festival, Readipop, East Reading Festival and Reading Pride among those attending local workshop
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Improvements to Reading Station underpass begin next month

  • Work will begin on Tuesday 7 May and be finished before the Reading Festival in August
  • Underpass will close for the duration with a signed diversion in place
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Unlicensed Taxi driver fined after operating illegally in Reading

  • Unlicensed driver found illegally plying for hire in Reading town centre on May 2023
  • Driver given a fine of 2,900 and eight penalty points on his licence
  • Licensing officers stress the importance of checking a valid licence is in place for your journey
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Only Two Weeks Left to Register to Vote

  • Only two weeks left to register to vote in this year's elections
  • Deadline is Tuesday 16 April 
  • Voter ID required again this year for residents who choose to vote in person at polling stations
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Funding secured to progress cycling and walking projects

  • Active Travel funding of £538,000 to develop designs for Sidmouth Street cycle lane scheme and Christchurch Green junction improvements
New Studio Theatre plans approved

Curtain up at New Studio Theatre a step closer after planning application approved

  • Residents to benefit from a versatile theatre space and rehearsal rooms
  • New studio theatre planned for up to 300 audience members with multiple performance possibilities,       including in the round
  • Rehearsal and workshop rooms available for community use
  • Accessible entrance and improved public area including a bar and a rooftop terrace
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Library Users to Benefit From A Further 495K of Investment

  • The award will benefit all of the borough’s libraries and contribute to three new self-serve library sites