Street Party Workshops across Reading

Reading Voluntary Action and Reading Neighbourhoods Network are delighted to be working in partnership with a number of local community associations, to deliver four more free workshops on How to Organise a Street Party in Your Neighbourhood. The free, one-hour sessions will give people the information, resources and ideas they need to run a street party or ‘green space’ event, making the most of the ‘free road closure’ weekends in June and July, 2020. Continue reading Street Party Workshops across Reading

Free masterclasses by The Real Business Club

In January 2020, The Real Business Club will be delivering masterclasses in Reading to help businesses be more productive and grow. These workshops are available and free to everyone, no matter what kind of business they may own or run. Others who have attended consistently give great feedback on the benefits of attending, including clear explanations, practicality and relevance, and professional delivery from real business owners. Continue reading Free masterclasses by The Real Business Club

Free Training on Tackling Fuel Poverty

Free energy training available to front line staff and volunteers from local organisations and community groups. The training can assist those who refer individuals onto support, individuals who are most at risk from cold homes by providing advice about what people can do to protect themselves. If you are interested in attending this training or want to find out more about it, please contact the energy team by phone on 01189 523022 or email energy.team@citizensadvicereading.org. Continue reading Free Training on Tackling Fuel Poverty

Take part in RBC’s Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy consultation

Reading Borough Council are currently consulting on proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you. The policy relates to residents in the private sector only. The aim of the proposed changes is to provide discretionary grants that enable work on homes to allow independent living, reduce hospital admissions and prevent falls. Continue reading Take part in RBC’s Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy consultation

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Reading

Do you have a traditional Christmas tree that will need to be thrown out this January? Reading Borough Council is providing drop-off points in car parks around the town for disposal of Christmas trees, starting on Saturday 4 January and closing on Monday 20 January. Once collected, the trees will be chipped by the council and used in landscaping schemes around the borough. Continue reading Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Reading

Have your say: Reading Borough Council budget for next year

Each year, Reading Borough Council sets its budget for the coming year. This budget sets the rate of Council Tax for the coming year, and shows how much the council will spend to run vital services including parks, playgrounds, libraries, waste and recycling, planning, transport, highways, street cleaning, environmental health, children’s services and adult social care. It also includes proposals to invest in the town to maintain and improve assets such as buildings and leisure facilities. Continue reading Have your say: Reading Borough Council budget for next year

Christmas recycling tips

Most of us recycle lots during and after Christmas, but are we getting it right? With the increased volume of waste during the festive period, please be aware of what can be put in the recycling bins and boxes. Lately there have been some great improvements to the kerbside recycling services, giving residents the opportunity to recycle much more festive packaging, including plastic sweet tubs and mince pie foil cases. More details at www.re3.fccenvironment.co.uk. Continue reading Christmas recycling tips

Free training and more at the Earley Crescent Centre

The Earley Crescent Resource Centre offers a wide range of training courses including free employability workshops for jobseekers, English classes for people who have recently arrived in the UK, IT courses, Accredited Level 2 Qualifications in First Aid and Food Safety for voluntary/community groups and a family learning programme. The Earley Crescent Resource Centre is at Warbler Drive, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 4HB. Continue reading Free training and more at the Earley Crescent Centre

Be part of Reading Community Lottery! Good causes launch event in January 2020

Reading Voluntary Action are delighted to announce the launch of a new online lottery to support local good causes. Tickets for Reading Community Lottery will cost £1, with 60p going directly to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups (compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery). Players of the lottery can win a £25,000 jackpot for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes are £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. Continue reading Be part of Reading Community Lottery! Good causes launch event in January 2020

Free Christmas meals and other useful holiday information

Help reduce loneliness over the festive season. There’s lots happening around town during December, so if you know anyone who could do with some company or a free Christmas Day meal, or who may need to know about their nearest open chemist over the bank holiday period, please pass this information onto them, click through for link in main article. Continue reading Free Christmas meals and other useful holiday information