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The junction due to be repaired over two weeks from Monday 24 July-2

Key town centre junction to close for two weeks for essential repairs

  • Junction will be closed from Monday 24 July until Monday 7 August
  • Essential repairs will resolve current risks to all road users
  • Whilst roads are closed for this, the Council will also resurface part of St Mary's Butts and Oxford Road
Blue badge misuse

Successful fraud prosecution for man misusing organisational Blue Badge

  • Man illegally using an organisational blue badge issued to care home he worked for has been fined £7,000 
  • Reading Council working in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council and officers from NSL Parking Services

Annual Canvass Begins

  • The annual canvass to make sure as many residents as possible are registered to vote begins this week
  • Thousands of households across Reading will receive letters through the post to confirm their details are up to date
Hexagon project group

£13.7 million project to revitalise Hexagon Theatre reaches first major milestone

  • £13.7 million project to revitalise the town’s much-loved and popular Hexagon Theatre
  • Official appointment of the internationally renowned professional team
Delegates from the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work at the Armoured Heart sculpture with partners responsible for the sculpture's creation

Armoured Heart sculpture showcased to delegates as Reading hosts Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work

  • Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work delegates visited the Armoured Heart on Monday
  • Sculpture is a symbol for peace in Reading and has provided young people with the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of knife crime
The new Rivermead Leisure Centre-2

New Rivermead Leisure Centre opens next week

• From Monday 17 July, Reading will boast a brand-new Leisure Centre at Rivermead

• Visitors to the new centre can look forward to 6-court sports hall and a 120-station gym with 3 studios, new soft play and café.


Norcot Ward By-Election

  • The Norcot by-election will take place on Thursday August 3
  • Residents must be registered by July 18 to vote and those wanting to vote in their local polling station will again need to bring photo ID 
  • People can register for a postal or proxy vote instead
MJ Awards Best Council Services Team 2023

Reading Borough Council Celebrates Double Awards Win

  • Reading Borough Council won the Diversity and Inclusion category at the national LGC Awards
  • The Council's Highways team then won the Best Council Services Team at the MJ Awards
The front of Reading's North Street affordable homes development

North Street Affordable Homes Development Set To Open

  • 37 affordable Council homes are set to be officially opened tomorrow
  • The North Street development forms part of Council plans to build 400 new affordable homes
  • New homes have received positive feedback from tenants set to move in
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Enforcement of Next Four Yellow Box Junctions Live

  • The next four junctions to be enforced for the illegal blocking of yellow box junctions are now live
  • One warning notice will be issued per vehicle per junction before fines are issued for subsequent infringements 
Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Ready, Set, Read! Children invited to join this year’s sport-themed Summer Reading Challenge across Reading Libraries this summer

  • Summer Reading Challenge launching Saturday 8 July 2023
  • Children aged 4-11 encouraged to sign up to read at least 6 books over the summer
  • Free activities and events at a library near you
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Reading Community Safety Partnership Shows Support For ASB Awareness Week 2023

  • ASB Awareness Week runs from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July
  • Residents are invited to attend a number of engagement events where they can give their views or find out how to get help