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Voting

Residents Urged to Look Out for Voter Registration Details in the Post

  • The new annual canvass to ensure residents can vote in next year's local elections begins this week with letters being posted out
  • Online is the quickest and easiest way to respond
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Mikron Theatre Company returns this summer for Caversham Court Gardens performance

  • Mikron Theatre will stage 'Raising Agents' in Caversham Court on 19 July
  • Attendance is free, but a collection of ‘pay what you feel’ donations will be taken after the show
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Major Milestone Reached for Reading West Station Transformation

  • The Council has now handed the Reading West site to GWR after completing its preparatory works
  • Next stage is the construction of A modern new station building and ticket hall
  • Changes include new CCTV and station gates which will significantly improve safety 
Forbury Bandstand

Here comes summer with live music in The Forbury

  • Five free band concerts will take place in the Forbury Gardens Band Stand over the Summer
  • Highlights will include Reading Community Gospel Choir, Take Note, Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band, and more
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Reading Council reveals the winning design for new flagship play area at Prospect Park

  • £530,000 investment to provide exciting new equipment
  • Work on the new play area will begin in Autumn 2022
Summer holiday activities

Fun-packed summer holiday activities for kids across Reading

  • Free and low-cost activities are on offer for children of all ages across the borough
  • SEND-friendly museum sessions, rhymetime picnics, reading challenges, and more taking place over the summer holidays
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Have your say on Bath Road walking and cycling improvements

  • Proposed improvements to cycling and walking links on Bath Road between Berkeley Avenue and Castle Hill, running over the IDR to Castle Street.
  • Public consultation on the proposals launching on 7 July until 1 August 2022
  • Have your say at a consultation session at Walford Hall on 13 July
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Children invited to join the ‘Gadgeteers’ at Reading Libraries this Summer

  • Summer Reading Challenge launching 9 July 2022
  • Children aged 4-11 encouraged to sign up to read at least 6 books over the summer
  • Free activities and events at a library near you
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Green Park Station to open by the end of this year

  • Construction of the station is almost complete
  • The station is expected to be open for public use by the end of the year
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Council to Seek Development Partner to Deliver Exciting Minster Quarter Ambitions

  • Council set to seek a development partner for the transformation of the Minster Quarter
  • Development will see hundreds of new homes built, including affordable housing, as part of a thriving new town centre community
  • New growth will bring new jobs and new opportunities for local residents
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City Fibre to Face Questions on Disruption

  • City Fibre Directors will be questioned by Councillors this week about traffic disruption in Reading
  • Session follows major disruption along the Oxford Road and Caversham during City Fibre works
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Reading Libraries to host Aida the Storytime Drag Queen in July

  • Interactive storytelling aims to promote diversity and acceptance.
  • The free Story Hour sessions will be on offer on 25 and 26 July.