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  • New computer support sessions for Reading residents

    17 August 2018

    The “Get Online Reading” project to help the town’s people use the internet has been steadily expanding and is now available at two new venues. Residents of Dee Park now have the chance to go to a monthly drop-in session to help them with technology and the Get Online project has also started working with Reading Deaf Centre.

  • Reading’s second annual Disability Awareness Day

    16 August 2018

    A Disability Awareness Day for Reading took place on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the Weller Centre in Caversham. Themed around culture, wellbeing and leisure, the event celebrated the diversity of Reading residents and visitors who may have a physical disability, sensory need or neurological condition. An estimated 120 members of the public attended the event at the accessible community ...

  • Compass Recovery College – Autumn Prospectus Launch

    16 August 2018

    On Wednesday 15 August, Caversham Court Gardens saw the launch of the new Compass Recovery College prospectus for 2018 to 2019. Compass Recovery College offers a range of courses to suit a variety of needs – topics include understanding mental health, looking after yourself, money management and employability.

  • Consultation on Draft Hosier Street Area Development Framework

    10 August 2018

    Reading Borough Council has published the Draft Hosier Street Area Development Framework for consultation and are seeking your views on the proposals set out in the document for the future development of this important town centre area. The consultation formally started on the 20 July 2018 and will close at the end of the day 28 September 2018.

  • Voluntary role: Voluntary and Community Sector Representative

    9 August 2018

    Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd is seeking a highly experienced Voluntary and Community Sector Representative who can bring their commitment, passion and energy to the Thames Valley Berkshire Area ESI Funds Sub-Committee. With a successful track record in Berkshire you will bring your skills, experience and constructive challenge to the Partnerships well-developed ambitions.

  • Reading Town Meal 2018 – pledge your veg!

    8 August 2018

    This year’s Reading Town Meal needs everyone to be involved! You can help by donating your veg which will be cooked up into a delicious meal by the students of Reading College, and served FREE in Forbury Gardens on 29 September 2018. Whether you have your own allotment or grow in your garden, or have never grown before and want ...

  • Start your own business workshops

    7 August 2018

    The Real Business Club are running their popular, free workshops again this autumn. They are interactive, friendly and practical and cover everything you need to think about about if you want to start your own business. They offer clear explanations, delivered by business professionals, with plenty of time for questions and answers. Each workshop runs from 10:00 to 13:00 and ...

  • Can you help with our research into youth isolation and loneliness?

    2 August 2018

    Catherine, RVA’s summer intern for 2018, is looking for organisations that work with 11-25 year olds to be part of her research into the causes and impacts of youth isolation and loneliness in Reading. If you are interested in taking part, please email interns@rva.org.uk to arrange a meeting.

  • People’s Postcode Lottery opens for applications on 1 August

    31 July 2018

    The People’s Postcode Lottery will open for application on 1 August. Charities and community groups will be able to apply for funding between £500 – £20,000. Funding will be available through The People’s Postcode Trust, The Postcode Community Trust and The Postcode Local Trust. For all three, Stage 1 of the applications process is an expression of interest to be submitted between ...

  • Free workshops in August from Berkshire Youth and Reading Borough Council

    30 July 2018

    Exciting free workshops in August from Berkshire Youth and Reading Borough Council. To book these sessions, call Ebony on 07841 721457 or email ebony.george@reading.gov.uk. Music Technology – Create your own track Get tips and tricks from a music producer on how to use editing software to create your own music tracks (laptops provided). Ages 12-18 welcome. Booking required. Monday 6 August, 5-6pm and ...