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Oxford Road HSHAZ Mural

£30K grant announced for further Oxford Road projects

  • Call out for community groups and artists to apply for funding
  • Next step in the High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme

Community Swimming Pool Takes Shape

  • The steel frame of the new pool is set to start going up from the beginning of December
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
EV RBC Truck

Reading makes good progress towards net zero – but much more to do

  • Reading Borough Council has now cut its own carbon footprint by 69.8% in just 12 years – up from 63.5% in 2019/20.
  • Reading’s overall carbon footprint has been cut by 49% since 2005 - the 5th largest reduction of 379 UK local authority areas.
  • But the rate at which Reading cuts emissions will need to double for the town to achieve the ambitious goal of net zero by 2030.
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Leader Thanks Outgoing Mayor as New Mayor and Deputy to be Confirmed Next Week

  • Councillor Stevens 18 months as Mayor of Reading comes to an end next week
  • New Mayor and Deputy will be agreed at a Mayor Making Ceremony on Wednesday November 17 
Reading's Lead Councillor for Housing Ellie Emberson and Battle ward councillor Gul Khan receive the keys from NFC Homes' Richard Hibbert

George Street affordable housing heralds new era of high quality, environmentally friendly council homes

  • Four new high quality affordable homes built in George Street will go to residents on Reading's housing register
  • Development marks the start of an £80m Council investment in over 300 affordable new homes in Reading over four years
  • Council new build homes combine environmentally friendly features such as triple glazing and solar panels with high quality finishes
Reading schools’ Climate Conference

Reading schools’ Climate Conference

Reading schools take over climate negotiations in a mock COP26 conference.


Five-Year Blueprint for Improvements and Major Investment in Reading’s Bus Services

  • The Council has published a five-year blueprint for bus services in Reading
  • The plan underpins a powerful case for Government investment  
New trees

£40K secured for additional new tree planting across Reading

  • 48 extra new trees will be planted across Reading over the next 2 years
  • Planting in locations near schools and medical centres for maximum community wellbeing
Highways Senior Jordan Brookson is completing a Construction Plant Operations apprenticeship at Reading Borough Council

Council Apprenticeships Providing Skills For Local People Whilst Serving The Community

  • New apprentices have joined the housing repairs and maintenance team
  • Existing staff in the highways team are gaining extra qualifications through an apprenticeship
  • Scheme gives Reading Borough Council the opportunity to provide local people with skills and qualifications whilst boosting its services to residents
Reading remembers facebook

Reading Remembers

  • Two minute silences will take place on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday in Reading
  • Public are invited to attend, but both events will be live streamed on the Council's Facebook page for those who are unable to
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Council Pledges Purge on Graffiti

  • Up to 500 additional pieces of graffiti set to be removed under new Council policy
  • Local communities to be supported to take action in their neighbourhoods
  • £75,000 investment will help make Reading's residential areas more attractive to live in
Bulmershe allotments

Council helps encourage Reading residents to grow their own

  • The Council currently manages plots covering 41.5 ha of land. 
  • Significant progress has been made in clearing and levelling overgrown and abandoned plots.
  • Groups are being encouraged to take the initiative in self-management at allotment sites.