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3 Year Anniversary - Climate Emergency Declaration

Reading Marks Three Years Of Action Since Declaring A Climate Emergency

Residents, businesses and local organisations in Reading are being urged to triple their efforts to tackle climate change, on the three year anniversary of the Council declaring a climate emergency.

On 26th February 2019 Reading Borough Council declared a climate emergency on behalf of the wider community, pledging to join the international effort to slow down climate change.

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Latest Residents’ Survey Shows Satisfaction Rates on the Rise for Council Services

  • 80% of residents satisfied with their local area, latest Residents' Survey shows
  • Most respondents say road and pavement repairs remain their priority
  • Council is responding by proposing to invest another £8 million on top of what was already Reading's biggest ever road renewal programme 
Reading Museum February Half-Term

Fun-packed half-term for families in February

  • Free and low-cost activities on offer this February half-term across Reading
  • Theatres, crafts, arts and activities to keep the kids entertained, offerings for children of all needs and abilities
Pupils from St Mary & All Saints CE Primary School try out the new Courage Park playground

Excited Schoolchildren Enjoy Opening Of Courage Park Playground

  • New Courage Park playground now open after £116,000 investment by Reading Borough Council
  • Brand new play equipment forms part of wider Wensley Road Estate improvements, including 46 new affordable homes for local residents
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Target Junction Partial Closure from Monday February 21

  • Key Town Centre junction to partially close to traffic and buses from Monday 21 February for essential repairs
  • Work expected to last the full working week; working hours extended to speed up the job
  • Oxford Road and West Street approaches to the Target Junction remain open throughout
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Reading Council Reiterates Concern on Possible Future Relocation of the Royal Berkshire Hospital

  • Council expresses concern over possible future relocation of Reading's RBH
  • RBC consultation response to Wokingham Local Plan says the most appropriate location for RBH is at the ‘heart of the community’  it serves
  • A lack of public transport links to a possible future new site in Wokingham cited as a major concern
Street Party 2021

Right Royal Knees Up! Neighbours invited to hold summer street parties for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

  • Council is extending the ‘no-fee’ offer as part of its wider plans to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • Celebrate over the Jubilee weekend, 2 to 5 June 2022
Play investment

Over £890k playground investments proposed for the year ahead

  • Six play locations due to benefit from improvements
  • Focus on providing accessible facilities where possible
  • Major investment in play at Prospect Park
South Reading Gym

Improvement works complete at South Reading Leisure Centre

  • Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym, studios and changing rooms
  • The centre’s reception has been significantly revamped
  • Improved equipment and facilities for gym users
Collected 150 Exhibition

New Exhibition at Reading Museum Celebrates 150 Years of Reading Football Club

  • COLLECTED: 150 Years of Reading Football Club is free to visit and open to the public in the Sir John Madejski Art Gallery from Saturday the 19 February 2022
  • The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of unique pictures, objects, and fans’ and players’ memorabilia, telling the amazing story of Reading Football Club collected since 1871
  • The exhibition forms part of Reading FC’s wider programme of 150th-anniversary celebrations
The new road surface on Northumberland Avenue, completed last summer and part of the Council's investment in improved roads

Council Resurfacing Project Resumes With Up To 281 More Roads To Be Improved By June

  • Up to 281 residential roads to be resurfaced over the next four months
  • Completion of project will mean 436 roads have been improved over three years
  • Council's Highways £9m programme is the biggest resurfacing programme it has undertaken, and also includes pavement improvements for pedestrians