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  • Extended opening hours for volunteering drop-in at RVA

    3 December 2015

    Now that Reading Voluntary Action has settled into their new home on Floor 3 of Reading’s Central Library, they are expanding their volunteering drop-in service to offer face-to-face consultations from 9:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

  • Your Community Your Cash: funding for projects in local authority areas

    3 December 2015

    If you have a project that could improve the look and feel of council housing estates or improve quality of life for council tenants, Reading Borough Council wants to hear from you. Your Community Your Cash gives you the power to bid for up to £6,000 of Decent Neighbourhood Funding. This year, 15 bids around Reading have so far been awarded up to £6,000 to benefit Council estates or the tenants and the families living there, but there is still ...

  • Celebrating communities at RNN’s Neighbourhoods Conference

    26 November 2015

    On Tuesday 24 November Reading Neighbourhood Network celebrated the successes of the town’s neighbourhood groups in the past year and looked ahead to the future. Over 50 neighbours from communities all around Reading attended RNN’s third Neighbourhoods Conference at Reading Town Hall. There was a real buzz as they talked about what really matters at a local level and how neighbours can get involved and organise activities. Special presentations were made to retiring trustees Peter Beadon, a veteran of more than ...

  • What have your neighbours been doing in the last year? Watch the video…

    23 November 2015

    We’ve been collecting video clips showing some of the wonderful work of neighbourhood groups in our area in 2015. These have been compiled into a single video, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the range of activities that have been organised in Reading’s neighbourhoods.  This year we are also pleased to feature some of the groups that have received grant funding for their projects from RNN. This project reminds of us of the huge diversity of neighbourhood groups around Reading ...

  • Christmas Events for older people

    20 November 2015

    Reading Borough Council Older People’s Neighbourhood Team have produced a leaflet listing Christmas events for older people taking place this year.

  • Job vacancy: Reading Borough Council Neighbourhood Initiatives Officer

    19 November 2015

    Reading Borough Council are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to join the Neighbourhood Initiatives Team to deliver an outcome focused programme that is based on the renewal of Reading’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

  • Would you like a Pocket Park near where you live?

    19 November 2015 Pocket park

    On 7 November, the Government launched a £1.5 million programme of support for communities to establish pocket parks in urban areas. The Prospectus invites communities, with the support of their local authority, to make an application for up to £10,000 capital and up to £5,000 resource funding per project.

  • Publicise your arts and cultural events in the Reading 2016 What’s On Guide!

    12 November 2015

    Next year is Reading’s Year of Culture and Reading Borough Council would like to mark this with an even bigger and better Reading What’s On Guide, showcasing the wide range of events and activities taking place throughout the year.

  • Guided sensory walks in Caversham Court Gardens

    12 November 2015

    The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens are pleased to be able to offer sensory walks for the visually impaired in the lovely riverside gardens, in addition to the regular tours we offer of the history and fine trees on the site.

  • Police Property Act Fund – applications invited

    10 November 2015

    The Police Property Act Fund is created from the proceeds of sale of goods recovered by the police that cannot be returned to their original owner. Applications are invited from local voluntary and community groups which are working to improve the lives of people in the Thames Valley Police area.