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Southcote Library in Southcote Community Hub

Southcote Library Reopens Next Week

  • Southcote Library is now due to reopen next Tuesday, initially for 3 hours per week, from 1-4 pm
  • Palmer Park Library to reopen later in May
Reading Water Fest

Celebration Date Announced for 900th Anniversary of Reading Abbey at Water Fest

  • Reading Water Fest will take place on Saturday 19 June 2021, between 11am and 5pm
  • The free festival will celebrate the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey
  • Stringent measures will be in place to ensure the event operates within current Covid guidelines
Whitley Library within the South Reading Community Hub

Whitley Library Reopens this Week

  • Whitley Library in south Reading is now due to reopen this Thursday, initially for 3 hours per week, from 1-4 pm
  • Further branches to reopen at Southcote and Palmer Park in May.
Park Lane Junior School Street First Day 2

Reading’s First School Street Now Open

  • Reading's first ever School Street went live yesterday at Park Lane Primary
  • Other School Streets across the town to follow later this year 
Voting-2

Less Than One Week Left to Register to Vote

  • Monday April 19th is the deadline to register to vote in May's elections
  • Quickest and easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
House front

Rogue Trader Convicted of Roof Replacement Scam Against Elderly Resident

  • A rogue trader operating in Caversham has been ordered to pay a costs totaling over £6k after a successful prosecution
  • They have also been disqualified from being a company director for 2 years
HFC Main-L

Further £487K Lifeline Grant to Support Reading’s Cultural Recovery

  • Reading among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
  • This award will significantly contribute to the service’s preparations for reopening
Battle Library

Battle Library Reopens Next Week

  • Battle library due to reopen next week from Tuesday 6 April
  • The Council will look to continue the planned phase of reopening of wider library services over the coming months
Rivermead entrance view

Major Planning Applications Approved for New Leisure Project

  • Rivermead and Palmer Park planning applications approved with construction beginning on both sites this summer.
  • Next step in delivering modern new leisure facilities for Reading – including a new leisure centre and two brand new swimming pools