We know that it is always difficult to put your hands on the right tools, skills and services, especially when you are under a tight deadline. This resource is here to help you find things or people that you can beg, borrow or buy. All supplied by, or recommended by, the RNN members.
|Display banners||Buy||n/a||Signs of Quality||Signs of Quality site (Ebay)||Recommended by RNN, cheap good quality outdoor banners on Ebay. You need hi-res artwork. 8ft x 2ft banner approx £20.|
|Meeting rooms||Hire||4||Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)||0118 958 6692
|Various rooms, different sizes from about £7 per hour.|
|Meeting rooms||Hire||2||Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)||0118 959 9009
|Five rooms suitable for up to 15 people, available Evenings, Weekends and Summer Holidays.|
|We have a projector that we can loan to groups – please ask for details|
|Artist, craftsperson & face painter||Buy||–||Ellen Jewell||
|Arts, crafts, children’s face painting for your event.|
|We know of one or two gazebos that could be loaned to groups – please contact us for details|
|–||Cascade Events Ltd||0118 969 9553
Cascade Events site
|Marquees||Buy||–||ASW Marquees||0118 969 5568
ASW Marquees site
|Portable Loos||Buy||–||Chew Valley Hire||01761 221105
Chew Valley Hire site
|Provide portable toilets for events throughout the South West and Wales.|
|Portable Loos||Buy||–||Meadow Mobiles||0118 988 4144|
|Security||Buy||–||Provide Security & Event Support Services Ltd||0118 987 5949
Provide SESS site
|Suppliers of security professionals to clients and events across London and the Home Counties|
|Security||Buy||–||A1 Security Systems Ltd||0845 894 6198
A1 Security Systems site
|Provides installations of intruder alarms, closed circuit television, fire alarms, access control and automated gates.|
|Loudspeaker systems||Buy||–||Martin Audio Ltd||01494 535312
Martin Audio site
|Bunting||Hire||–||Beautiful Bunting Ltd||01273 479464
Beautiful Bunting site
|National hire of high quality, handmade cotton bunting to suit any occasion, indoor or outdoor.|
|–||The Vintage Bunting Hire Company||01787 267891
Vintage Bunting Hire Company site
|Provides handmade country style bunting to hire for wedding receptions, wedding anniversary’s or garden party’s.|
|Flyers||Buy||–||Fairprint||Fairprint site (Ebay)||Full colour flyer and leaflet printing (e.g. 1000 single sided A5 flyers approx. £30).|
|Pop-up banners and flyers||Buy||–||Instantprint||0191 272 7327
|Pop-up banners, flyer and leaflet printing (e.g. pop-up banners approx. £35 each).|
Are there any local contacts for producing banners for the Coley Park area who I could be put in touch with please?
We used the printers below for banners for the Town Meal.
4 Send Road
The guys at CPS are great – we use them every year for our events.
We don’t know of any local sources of low-cost banners – although we would welcome any suggestions, of course. Reading Neighbourhood Network’s own banners were bought on Ebay – unfortunately we can’t find the supplier we used, but there are plenty with a good seller rating that would probably be fine if you can do your own artwork. For roller banners (the pop-up type) we can recommend Route 1 Print, although they aren’t local. Hope this helps!
We have recently have used Signs of Quality stores.ebay.co.uk/Signs-of-Quality/ a few times and they have so far been very good and reasonably priced.
Hi guys, is there anyone who could lend us a gazebo for a day on August 22 please? For a community charity fun day. Of anyone would like to take part feel free to contact me via my email address email@example.com
Hi Teresa, we know of at least one gazebo that you should be able to borrow if it’s not already in use that weekend. I’ll contact you direct with details.
Hi, does anyone know were we can borrow a gazebo for our fun day, this Saturday on Amersham Rd 2pm -9pm?
Caversham Children’s Fund
I know of an available gazebo and will contact you separately. Kind regards, David.
Does anyone have a projector and sound equipment with a screen transportable in Reading that BSANA can rent for FILM NIGHTS?