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Flagship New Library and Civic Centre Reception Plans on Show

  • A Public Exhibition starting tomorrow will be the first look at detailed architect images of what Reading’s flagship new library and Civic reception could look like
  • Residents have the opportunity to talk to the team behind exciting new plans
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Residents encouraged to enjoy Reading’s parks as Caversham Court Gardens wins Green Flag award

  • Caversham Court Gardens wins prestigious Green Flag award
  • Council encouraging residents to visit Reading's 50+ open spaces during Love Parks Week
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Council Lodges Objection Against Proposed Train Station Ticket Office Closures

  • Council objection states closures will disproportionately affect vulnerable passengers and travellers with a disability
  • Proposal could also create an unnecessary barrier to new passengers, tourists, and travellers paying with cash, and the end of trusted knowledge-based ticket issuing offering passengers the cheapest fares

Enjoy a fun-packed holiday with Council Summer activities

  • Free and low-cost summer activities being hosted across the Borough
  • From arts and culture to sports and libraries, there’s something for everyone
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Parents encouraged to keep children safe online this summer

  • Council and Brighter Futures for Children encouraging parents to think about online safety this summer
  • Webpage signs parents to helpful resources to minimise risk as children's online time set to increase
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Council Reiterates Zero Tolerance on Abuse of Staff

  • Council reiterates zero tolerance on abuse or attacks on staff after two parking attendants were assaulted last week
  • Police appeal for witnesses is ongoing 
Road improvement work taking place in Reading-2

Council announces next phase of road improvement programme

  • Improvements to a number of Reading's major roads will begin on Monday
  • 12 main roads to be improved, with another 27 being resurfaced after the Reading Festival
  • Work forms part of new £8m highways investment, following completed £9m programme which resurfaced over 500 roads
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