Events

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017
    18:00 - 19:15Tilehurst Methodist Church Hall

    26 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5AN

    Reading Tree Warden Network’s Annual General Meeting gives the opportunity to hear of the work of the borough’s Tree Wardens over the past year and encourages people to get more involved over their work in the coming year.

    Reading Tree Warden Network would like to invite people to join their committee and work to promote the benefits of trees to all. All welcome.

    Email: rtwn2011@gmail.com
    Phone: 01189 545796
    Website: www.readingtreewardens.org.uk

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017
    19:15 - 20:15Tilehurst Methodist Church Hall

    26 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5AN

    Join Reading Tree Warden Network outside the Tilehurst Methodist Church hall for our Tilehurst Tree Walk led by Anna Iwaschkin, RTWN Events Coordinator and designer of the walk. The walk is a shortened version of the printed leaflet now in circulation.

    Tilehurst is hilly, so be prepared for uphill and downhill walking.

    To book or for further information please email rtwn2011@gmail.com.

  • Wed
    26
    Jul
    2017
    10:30 - 12:30Elevate Hub

    Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action.

    You will have a chance to contribute to the agenda ahead of time so that we can make sure your issue or concern can be given some attention, as well as having the opportunity to seek peer support in a confidential space from others in a similar role.

    The format is pretty informal RVA provides the tea and coffee. Feel free to bring your sandwich and eat with us if it helps your day along. You don’t need to stay for the whole event – we know everyone’s busy.

    Free registration at rvaforms.wufoo.eu/forms.

  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    14:00 - 16:0025 Whiteknights Road

    Reading RG6 7BY

    Do you work with or look after someone with mental health, physical and/or learning disabilities or complex needs?

    The Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden can provide support that could benefit your clients or someone you know. Come along to the Ridgeline Trust’s Open Day on Sunday 30 July and speak to one of their friendly volunteers to find out more.

    To book a place at the Open Day or if you have any queries please email: admin@ridgelinetrust.org.uk.

    More info available from the website at www.ridgelinetrust.org.uk.

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    12:00 - 19:00Prospect Park

    Reading RG30 2ND

    The 2017 Tilehurst Festival will be at Prospect Park on Sunday 27 August. Once again it's free to enter. The whole family will be able to enjoy a spectacular mix of fun entertainment including a fairground, a bigger stage, showcasing a cracking range of top live local bands and the return of some of your favourites.

    There will be a huge range of multi-ethnic food stalls with multiple Real Ales, plus wine and spirits in the beer pavilion and with the old faithful's, arts and crafts, bigger games, sideshows, a family picnic area, kids entertainers, bigger face painting for people with really big faces.

    Contact details:
    Phone: 07525 810751
    Email: info@tilehurstfest.co.uk
    Website: www.tilehurstfest.co.uk

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 onwardsKing's Meadow Park

    Reading RG1 8BN

    Pride returns to Reading in all its glorious glory. The fourteenth Reading Pride Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday 2 September 2017 at Kings Meadow. The Festival kicks off when the Parade arrives at 12:00 with a full line-up of entertainment throughout the day along with a funfair, youth area, a wide range of food, drink and marketstalls.

    Pride is organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and provides free fun for all the family. For more information see the website at readingpride.co.uk.

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 - 16:30Chalkboard Cafe

    Palmer Park, Wokingham Road, RG6 1LF

    Bring along your broken items and get help to repair them. The team of volunteers will be able to help repair a wide range of items including:
    -Computers (software and hardware problems)
    -Electronics and electrical items
    -Mechanical goods
    -Toys, furniture and other objects
    -Blunt and broken tools
    -Textiles and clothing

    Additionally, if you have something you are making or a craft project you are stuck with, why not bring it along and one of the repairers can give you a hand to get on the right track!

    Repair Cafe is a free event but donations are welcome to help keep it going. There’s also tea, coffee and cake!

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017
    18:00 - 21:00Reading Voluntary Action

    Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s not always easy to get all the information you require to be sure you are carrying out your role as effectively as possible. This training will help give you an overview of what’s expected of trustees as well as providing a networking opportunity with your fellow trustees from the area.

    The areas covered will include:
    -Basic structure of a voluntary organisation
    -Trustee duties and liability
    -Trustee Roles
    -Choosing/understanding your organisation’s structure
    -Your constitution
    -Reporting
    -Organisational policies

    The training is suitable for new and existing trustees and will also give a valuable introduction to anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

    The session is free but please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trustee-training-tickets to confirm your place.

    Please note that this training is very popular and we would therefore encourage you to reserve your place early. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place as soon as possible so that others may attend.

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 - 16:00Forbury Gardens

    Abbots Walk, Reading RG1 3EJ

    Hundreds of alloment holders and home-growers, along with voluntary groups and local producers will contribute to the meal which will be cooked by Reading College Hospitality and Catering students and served free to over 1,000 local people. The aim is to promote sustainable food production, educating people about the provenance and environmental impacts of food production.

    Forbury Gardens will be filled with fun activities, workshops and local food producers. Community groups will set out their stalls and music from local bands will keep the tempo going all afternoon.

    Find out more at www.readingtownmeal.org.uk.

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    18:00 - 21:00Reading Voluntary Action

    Third Floor, Reading Central Library (rear doors), Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    RVA and RCVYS are working in partnership to deliver safeguarding training specifically aimed at Trustees (including Committee Members) of charities and community groups in Reading (please note this is not training for front-line staff).

    Trustees hold the overall responsibility for the actions of their groups and it is essential to know your safeguarding responsibilities to give you the confidence to run your group effectively.

    By the end of the session you will be able to:
    -Demonstrate an awareness of the safeguarding issues that could emerge in your organisation.
    -Describe key principles and best practice in terms of your responsibilities to safeguard individuals involved with your organisation.
    -Identify resources to help you and your staff/volunteers to safeguard effectively.
    -Identify next steps for yourselves and your organisation in terms of meeting your safeguarding responsibilities.

    You will also have the opportunity to meet fellow trustees and managers from the local voluntary sector and share your best practice.

    The course is free but please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk to confirm your place. If you are unable to attend, please cancel within 5 working days to enable someone else to attend.