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  • Street parties are back in September!

    25 July 2021Street parties are back in September!

    Great news for anyone planning to hold a street party this year – Reading Borough Council has confirmed that it will waive its road closure fees for any weekend in September 2021. So if you are planning to hold a small street party and can arrange it for September you can close your road and it won’t cost you a ...

  • Berkshire Community Foundation supports local reading catch-up

    24 July 2021Berkshire Community Foundation supports local reading catch-up

    BCF has awarded local reading charity ABC to Read a grant of £5,000 to address the education gap caused by Covid-19. This is in addition to numerous previous grants awarded by the Foundation in ongoing support of the charity. On average, 500 children are encouraged and mentored by an ABC to Read volunteer every year, with 12,000 hours invested into ...

  • Formal bidding process for Caversham Court lease

    24 July 2021Formal bidding process for Caversham Court lease

    This is advance notice to the voluntary and community sector that the formal bidding process through the open market and also through the third sector process for the Caversham Court long leasehold or short-term lease will open on 21 July. Local voluntary organisations are invited to submit their proposals by 12:00 on 17 September 2021. For information and advice on the ...

  • Office space to rent in London Street – available October 2021

    23 July 2021Office space to rent in London Street – available October 2021

    A great opportunity to rent office space in central Reading from October 2021. Reading Community Learning Centre, based at 94 London Street, is looking for tenants to share its Grade 2 listed building, and is also offering classrooms and meeting spaces for hire. If you are interested in exploring sharing our building, please email Aisha Malik, Centre Manager, at aishamalik@rclc.org.uk, ...

  • Holiday activities for children, families and adults

    23 July 2021Holiday activities for children, families and adults

    Here are a number of activities and events taking place over the summer holidays, for young people, families and adults. -Youth Team Activities -Holiday Activity Fund -Yoga and Pilates with Compass (6 weekly sessions, starting Wednesday 7 July) -Reading For Health with Compass and MERL (6 weekly sessions, from Wednesday 21 July). In many cases, see the attached fliers ...

  • Ecclesiastical – Movement for Good Awards, phase 2 – deadline 6 August 2021

    22 July 2021

    Ecclesiastical are delighted to be launching their Movement for Good awards for the third successive year – giving back to the communities they serve and championing the issues that really matter to them. They are awarding 30 charities a share of £500,000. Through their second phase of giving, they are actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to ...

  • Pop-up and play – free summer holiday activities for kids

    22 July 2021Pop-up and play – free summer holiday activities for kids

    Join Nature Nurture and friends for a healthy, happy summer at four locations across Reading aimed at 5–13yr olds: Dee Park, Amersham Road, Southcote and Whitley. There will be loads of activities on offer encouraging your child to learn about nature, get active and stay healthy while being creative and having fun. The perfect way to spend the summer holidays! ...

  • Help the council improve Reading’s Public Rights of Way

    19 July 2021Help the council improve Reading's Public Rights of Way

    Reading Borough Council is encouraging residents to have their say on how they currently use Reading’s Public Rights of Way Network, in a bid to provide a better experience for its users and encourage active travel. The council manages 21 miles of public Rights of Way across the borough, which provide vital connections for many people to access open space ...

  • Future investment in community support: RBC consultation open until 25 July 2021

    25 June 2021Future investment in community support: RBC consultation open until 25 July 2021

    Reading Borough Council has launched a consultation on ‘future investment in community support’. Voluntary and community groups have until 25 July 2021 to give their views. Since 2016, the council has focused on ‘narrowing the gap’ between different groups of residents. A number of voluntary and community organisations are now delivering services under funding agreements with the Council which are ...

  • Emergency broadcast alert test in Reading on 29 June 2021

    25 June 2021Emergency broadcast alert test in Reading on 29 June 2021

    The UK government is introducing an emergency alert system using mobile phones. In the event of an emergency such as a flood or nuclear accident, the government and emergency services would have the ability to send a push message to mobile phones in a geographic area using cell broadcasting towers (i.e. not through phone networks) to warn the public about danger and ...