To ensure that everybody enjoys celebrating their Big Lunch and the Royal Wedding weekend, this year the council is giving you the opportunity to hold a street party on one of five weekends in the summer. To apply to hold a street party for the Big Lunch, please download the application form from www.reading.gov.uk and send it via post to Street Parties, Communications Department, RBC, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU. Continue reading Reading Borough Council announces street party dates
re3, the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils is has announced enhancements to the recycling collection service for its residents. As of the 12 Feb, household plastic pots, tubs, trays, clean foil, foil trays and food or drink cartons are accepted as part of the kerbside recycling collections across the re3 area. Continue reading New recycling items can now be collected in Reading
Reyooz is designed to give good causes access to resources that large organisations and companies no longer need. All organisations need to do it to click on an item, register their email and then Reyooz will do the rest, including organising the delivery. All the items are free, but they ask for a contribution towards the delivery cost. Continue reading Are you in need of free, quality office equipment? Reyooz can help!
Reading Voluntary Action will be hosting an awards evening to coincide with Volunteers’ Week 2018, to celebrate those in our community who volunteer their time, talents and skills for the benefit of our town. Every day volunteers are making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, groups and communities throughout Reading. The Reading Volunteer Awards evening will bring together volunteers from across the voluntary and public sectors to thank them for the difference they make. Continue reading Reading Volunteer Awards 2018 – nominations now open!
RVA are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the Reading Volunteer Awards 2018. Coinciding with Volunteers’ Week the awards acknowledge and highlight the extraordinary contribution that volunteers and volunteering make to life in our town. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for details of how you can secure a place for you and your volunteers. Continue reading Reading Volunteer Awards 2018
The People of Reading will come together this February in a bid to reduce loneliness and social isolation in our communities. A special public event on Wednesday 21 February at Reading Town Hall will give attendees the opportunity to explore how we can work together to tackle loneliness across the town. The free event runs from 17:00 – 20:00, starting with an information marketplace and refreshments.
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RVA are running a series of focus groups to understand more about how loneliness affects people in Reading. They are interested in hearing from a wide range of people. Your participation in these focus groups will help RVA and local voluntary organisations in the community understand more about how to respond to the needs and wishes of people in Reading, and ultimately help to reduce social isolation and loneliness locally. Continue reading Focus Group: Help us understand more about loneliness in Reading
The Reading Adopt Your Street (RAYS) initiative supports residents in caring for their communities and local environment. You can help keep the Borough clean and tidy by looking after your street or local area. You choose the area you want to keep clean and tidy and when you want to do it. Get your friends, family and neighbours involved and make your street or local area one to be proud of. Continue reading Reading Adopt Your Street Initiative
For 60 years the trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation have supported local charities across the UK. These small to medium organisations are often unsung champions doing important work to keep our communities connected. To celebrate the Foundation’s anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, they have just launched an additional grants scheme that will be open until 30 June 2018 – the Weston Anniversary Fund. Continue reading The Weston Anniversary Fund – open until 30 June 2018
Winter Watch is run by RBC and a number of local voluntary and health services to make sure that no-one suffers from cold in their homes during the winter months. Apply for Winter Watch until 31 March by phoning 01189 373747. Continue reading Winter Watch – apply by 31 March 2018