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RTS 2040

Help shape future of Travel for a Healthier Reading

  • Reading’s draft Transport Strategy 2040 sets out ambitious proposals to increase cycling, public transport and walking
  • Residents asked to consider how the town can best absorb additional journeys from inside and outside the borough
  • Strategy aims to tackle the impact of poor air quality on people’s health
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Electricity Capacity Constraints Threaten Reading’s Climate Targets

  • The Council voices concern that electricity capacity issues in Reading are hampering the delivery of new low carbon homes 
  • Instances of new connections being restricted by Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSEN)
  • Council now plans to work with the company and other local bodies to address the key issue
LIbrary consultation resutls

Consultation Response on New Central Library and Civic Centre Redesign

  • Majority of respondents supported a new modern Central Library move to Civic Offices
  • New location could attract more people to use the library
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Kennetside Strengthening Project Continues Next Week

  • Work begins on Monday 18 September and will continue until Christmas
  • Signed diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Strengthening will ensure important active travel route is protected for the future
Bike Hub

Council Seeks New Location for Cycle Hub

  • New search begins for secure cycle hub after proposals for former Primark store did not progress
  • Council committed to providing storage and maintenance facilities for bikes
Parked cars

New Boroughwide Digital Parking Permits Scheme plan to be decided

  • Digital parking permits set to replace physical permits when they expire
  • Scheme would allow residents to conveniently apply for, and manage, parking online
  • Digital visitor parking permits to be trialled
Small Grants Fund

£100,000 in Council Grants Awarded to Help Our Communities

  • Twenty organisations share £100,000 to help residents across Reading
  • Projects to help people gain skills, education and employment – full list below
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Not One, Not Two, But Three New Reading Playgrounds Open for Play!

READING COUNCIL’S ongoing major investment in children’s play areas continues to deliver for communities across Reading.

  • Lulworth Road playground is now open: part of a £130,000 Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) investment by Reading Borough Council in the area.
  • South Whitley Recreation Ground benefits from ball court renovations and a new toddlers play area, jointly funded by a Council CIL investment and a Government Levelling Up grant.
  • Coley Recreation Ground play area has been transformed thanks to a £200K Council CIL investment.
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Residents Invited to Vote on Favourite Design For New Waterloo Meadows Play Area

  • Four exciting designs for residents to choose from
  • Investment of £200,000 in the new Waterloo Meadows play area adds to Council investments boroughwide
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Have Your Say on Plans to Improve Air Quality Across Reading

  • Public consultation begins on proposals to create a boroughwide smoke control area for Reading
  • Residents have until October 16 to have their say
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Overnight Road Maintenance at Junction 11 and A33 to begin

  • Proactive road maintenance at Junction 11 of the M4 and along the A33
  • Extending the life of the surface
  • Night closures from Tuesday 5 September to limit disruption