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Library and civic reception redesign approved

Flagship New Library and Civic Centre Reception Redesign given go ahead

  • Planning Applications Committee approve transformation of Civic Offices
  • Civic Offices to become home of new modern Central Library
  • A redesigned reception for improved customer services
  • Work possible due to the government’s £19.1million investment into the town’s culture
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Residents Invited to Vote on Design For New Westfield Road Recreation Ground Play Area

  • Three exciting designs for residents to choose from.
  • Investment of £200,000 in the new Westfield Road Recreation Ground play area part of £1m Council investment in play facilities for children.
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Plans for six new bus lanes recommended for approval

  • New bus lane proposals to be considered at Council committee meeting
  • Schemes aim to make bus journeys even faster and more reliable
  • Council committed to improving environment and air quality for Reading residents
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New buzz service to connect south Reading with Green Park Station

  • South Reading residents to have new hourly link to Green Park Station six days per week
  • New buzz 9 service part of the Council’s £26m Bus Service Improvement Plan
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Residents urged to be scam-smart this Christmas

  • Avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
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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