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Planning Application for New Transit Traveller Site to be Considered Next Week

  • Councillors will consider a planning application for a dedicated traveller site in Reading next Wednesday
  • The Council has a long-standing aim to reduce the impact and cost to the local taxpayer of illegal encampments on local communities in Reading by building a dedicated transit caravan site
Group photo celebrating Kenavon Drive Play Area

New playground at Kenavon Drive open for play

  • £102K investment in Kennet Walk /Kingsmead play area
  • Improvement and enlargement of the old playground now complete
Digital Permits

Digital parking permit pilot scheme gets the green light

  • New digital parking permit pilot will launch in Lower Caversham this autumn
  • Digital parking permits can be issued instantly
  • Visitor permits can be used by the hour, offering better value for money for residents
George Palmer statue clean

George Palmer statue gleaming after a good clean

  • The George Palmer statue has received a deep clean in anticipation of the opening of the new community pool.
  • The statue will form an integral part of the large new pedestrianised area surrounding the sports centre
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Temporary Closure of Tilehurst Road Entrance as Reading West Station Transformation Continues

  • Tilehurst Road entrance to Reading West Station will be closed to passengers for a number of weeks as GWR carry out improvement works
  • Only Oxford Road entrance will be accessible during the work which starts on Monday
  • Reading West is being refurbished and modernised by the Council and its partners 
Books

Reading Libraries to abolish fines and fees

  • Proposal to remove overdue fines and reservation fees
  • Aim to remove any potential barriers to library use and encourage more residents to use Reading’s libraries
South Reading Leisure Centre

Further boost to Reading’s leisure centres proposed

  • £295,000 for South Reading Leisure Centre pool
  • £36,000 for waymarked pedestrian route for vision impaired users at Palmer Park
Representatives from Reading Council at the APSE Awards 2022

Reading Council wins prestigious national accolade for Reading Arts & Venues

  • Reading shortlisted in four categories and for Council of the Year award
  • Awards recognises the best and most innovative local authorities
  • Winning award celebrates Reading’s Arts & Venues team
Her Majesty The Queen

Residents Invited to Public Events in Reading to Mark the Passing and Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • A Civic Memorial Service, a National Moment of Reflection and the screening of the funeral in Forbury Gardens all take place in Reading over the coming days
  • The three public events offer residents the opportunity to come together again to mourn and pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II