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Rewilding comes to Reading Town Centre

  • Enhanced wildflower turf laid at several locations around Reading Town Centre
  • Rewilding aims to restore, reclaim and protect natural habitats
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Reading Submits City Bid Today

  • Reading has officially submitted its City Status bid today
  • Bid is designed in consultation with residents, the business community and the voluntary sector
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Provisional Budget Aims to Protect Major Investments and Frontline Services Despite Pressures

  • Draft Council budget looks to protect frontline services and flagship investments in the face of unprecedented pressures
  • Investment in new swimming pools, Reading's biggest ever road repair programme, new affordable housing and new and refurbished stations all untouched in provisional budget
Formerly homeless Jamie looks out of the window of his new modular home in Reading. Credit: Jo Lenny/St Mungo's

Caversham Road Modular Housing Gives 40 Rough Sleepers a Home This Christmas

  • People who have been sleeping rough are now moving in to a dedicated development in Reading with 24/7 support
  • 40 modular, furnished homes are available along with a laundry room to help people rebuild their lives
The Reading Borough Council Housing team, including Cllr Ellie Emberson (4th left), with awards host Sally Phillips (left) and David Cleary, Head of Housing at Lloyds Banking Group (2nd left)

Reading Borough Council Crowned National Homebuilder of the Year

  • Council wins national Homebuilder of the Year Award recognising teams who lead housing sector by example
  • Reading was a clear winner with sustainability, range of properties and ambition impressing the judges
  • Council will build more than 300 affordable homes over four years for residents, including for adult social care and key workers
Have a fake-free Christmas

Residents urged to have a fake-free Christmas

  • Avoid fake goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
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Public Rights of Way Consultation responses could help secure access on Caversham Park Estate

  • Residents’ feedback will help improve Reading’s Public Rights of Way
  • The consultation also gathered evidence on possible historic rights of way that may have been lost
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New Director of Public Health for Berkshire West

  • Tracy Daszkiewicz will lead on public health for Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham from next week
  • She joins at a critical time for supporting communities and ensuring they have access to services and information
Girl in play area

Residents invited to help choose a playground design for Kenavon Drive

  • £100K investment in Kennet Walk /Kingsmead play area
  • Residents invited to vote on their favourite playground designs
  • Feedback invited on new riverside landscape design for the area
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Reading One of Only 10 Local Authority Areas in the UK and 95 Worldwide to Make CDP ‘A’ List on Climate Action

  • Reading is one of just 95 towns or cities worldwide and 10 in the UK to receive top score on climate action in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s ‘gold standard’ of environmental reporting
  • Out of more than 1,000 entries worldwide, only 9.8% received an A score
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New Mayor of Reading and Deputy Confirmed

  • Councillor Rachel Eden became the new Mayor of Reading at a Town Hall mayor making ceremony last night
  • Councillor Ayo Sokale will be Deputy Mayor until May 2022
Three members of the Reading Borough Council Recycling & Enforcement team (l-r) Jonnelle Phoenix-Roach, Holly Tough and Daniel Moore

800 fixed penalty notices in two years highlights council’s tough stance on fly-tipping and littering

  • Council's specialist team has issued over 800 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping and littering offences in just two years
  • Fine income has been reinvested in CCTV to help combat fly-tipping further
  • Council sends message to fly-tippers that they will be caught and punished