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Gaia, 2019 (c) W5, Belfast LR

World Famous Earth Artwork, Created From NASA Imagery, Comes to Reading this Summer

VISITORS to Reading Town Hall will get a unique opportunity to view planet Earth as it appears from space when the world famous Gaia globe comes to town in June.

orchard pr

Roots of a new Community Orchard planted in Whitley

  • 30 new fruit trees introduced to South Whitley Park
  • Follows Council securing £85k funding to enhance the area, including addition of toddler’s play area
Artist's impression Amethyst Road Respite Service

Council Approve Plans to Transform Adult Social Care Respite Service

PLANS to build a modern new respite care facility to support vulnerable residents with complex needs and to provide breaks for carers, were approved last week.

L to R: Mark Lyford, Sustrans; Cllr Tony Page, Lead Councillor for Climate Strategy and Transport; Ward councillors Cllr Ruth McEwan; Cllr Paul Woodward; Cllr Andrew Hornsby-Smith; Cllr Karen Rowland, Lead Councillor for Neighbourhoods.

First sections of cycling and walking improvements on Shinfield Road nearing completion

  • First sections of the cycle lane from Chancellor’s Way junction to Pepper Lane nearing completion
  • Scheme on track to be completed by the end of the summer
Cllrs Rowland (R )  and Barnett- Ward ( L ) are urging folks to get out their litter pickers and work together to Keep Britain Tidy!

Help keep Reading tidy during The Great British Spring Clean

  • The Great British Spring Clean runs from 17 March to 2 April
  • People can sign up for free litter picking equipment by joining the Council's RAYS scheme
Palmer Park Outdoor Gym

Get moving with the new outdoor gym at Palmer Park!

  • New seven-station outdoor gym opens at Palmer Park following £75k investment
  • Offers free fitness for all with a mix of robust equipment to suit people of varying ages and abilities

Council Moves to Further Protect Character of Local Communities

  • Decision to be made next week on adopting new planning restrictions on the numbers of houses of multiple occupation in each neighbourhood
  • Too many HMO’s can change the look, feel and character of local communities
New Prospect Park play area

New flagship play area at Prospect Park to open ahead of schedule

  • £530,000 investment to provide exciting new equipment
  • New play area opening on Thursday 23 March ready for the Easter holidays
Let's Sing choir

Choirs announced for Let’s Sing 2023 live final

  • Let's Sing final returns to the Hexagon for the first time since 2020
  • Fifteen local choirs will compete for the trophy, and tickets sold will raise money for Mayoral charities
Reading Half Marathon-2

Take your marks for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon 2023

  • Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 2 April
  • Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys
Two new affordable homes in Whitley which have recently seen new tenants move in

Residents move into new affordable homes in Reading

  • Council in the middle of a programme to deliver 400 new affordable homes, an investment of over £110m
  • Infill sites plan sees use of  small pockets of derelict land contributing to those new homes
  • All homes built to passivhaus principles to be more environmentally friendly
Reading All-Bus launch

New value for money ‘Reading All-Bus’ day fares coming to buses in Reading

  • New discounted ‘Reading All-Bus’ day travel ticket will allow passengers to use several bus companies including Reading Buses, Thames Valley Buses, Arriva and Thames Travel with the same ticket.
  • Infrastructure investment in two-year plan to provide faster services with fewer delays.
  • Reading received the third highest funding award in the country (per head of population) out of the 31 local authorities across the country to successfully achieve funding.