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  • New waste charges at re3 recycling centres

    27 September 2016

    From 30 September, re3 recycling centres are introducing charges for some non-household waste. Visitors will have their waste assessed on arrival at the Bracknell and Reading recycling centres, and will be charged for soil and rubble, plasterboard, asbestos and gas bottles. Household waste will still be accepted without charge.

  • The Aviva Community Fund is back

    26 September 2016

    Would you love to help a local project that matters to you? The Aviva Community Fund is back, offering support and funding to causes that make a real difference where you live. Put forward an idea that will benefit your community and it could get funding of up to £25,000. Tell us how your chosen cause could make a change for the better, then spread the word to friends, family and neighbours. The more votes your idea receives, the better its ...

  • Coley Park transport consultation

    22 September 2016

    A package of transport improvements for the western section of Coley Park – including the introduction of walking and cycling improvements and parking measures – is the subject of a community consultation exercise. The proposals have come forward following a comprehensive review of existing transport issues in Southcote and the western section of Coley Park, and future pressures brought about by the residential development on the former Defra site. Proposals outlined to the local community will include: – Managing increasing levels of traffic ...

  • Funding for local organisations working in the community

    22 September 2016

    This month’s Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council features two funding programmes targeted specifically at local groups working in the community in Berkshire “A Life Less Lonely Fund” and “Comic Relief Local Communities Programme”.

  • Bags of Help now permanently open for applications

    25 August 2016

    In order to give Tesco customers a say much more frequently on where their money goes, as of today the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme will now be permanently open for applications from community groups!

  • Free Listening Skills Workshops for volunteer befrienders!

    24 August 2016

    The Ready Friends project at RVA is delighted to be partnering with Samaritans Reading to host free Listening Skills Workshops this September. The workshops are open to all, but may be of particular interest to volunteer befrienders, or people interested in becoming befrienders.

  • Reading and its Rivers – exhibition

    23 August 2016

    As part of Reading’s Year of Culture 2016, and to coincide with national Heritage Open Days, RG Spaces invites you to an exhibition of art and beautiful books at The Turbine House. The exhibition celebrates Reading’s two rivers.

  • Want to hear about your local NHS?

    20 August 2016

    South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding it’s next Governing Body meeting in public on Wednesday 7 September and North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding their next Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 20 September and you are welcome to attend.

  • Big Lunch at Southcote GrowAllot

    18 August 2016

    Southcote GrowAllot’s Florian Gardens Community Allotment participated in this year’s Big Lunch in June where all sort of home-made produces were enjoyed including fresh bread, chutneys, pasta, quiches, fresh salad and cherry wine.

  • Delivering Integrated Health and Social Care in Reading – get involved!

    16 August 2016

    Come and join RVA at Reading’s Wellbeing Forum on Friday 9 September. It’s a great opportunity for Voluntary and Community groups to explore RVA’s involvement in delivering an integrated health and social care service to some of the most vulnerable people in Reading.