The Whitley Pump

The view from Katesgrove Hill

What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 December

 

Continue reading

Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

Continue reading

Twinned with the Whitley Pump – Walton Well drinking fountain

Walton Well drinking fountain

In Jericho, Oxford’s answer to Katesgrove, you will find Walton Well drinking fountain. It is situated at the junction of Walton Well Road with Southmoor Road and Longworth Road and right opposite the site of the former Eagle Ironworks. There had been a well, a spring and a ford at this point until the 1880s, but that had been filled in. Former Oxford Mayor William Ward presented the fountain in 1885.

Continue reading

Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 14 December

There were six new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

Continue reading

Meet your Whitley councillors at the Whitley Wood Community Centre on 21 December

The Whitley Wood Community Centre

The Whitley Wood Community Centre

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 21 December at 10.30am. They will be at the Whitley Wood Community Centre, Swallowfield Drive, Reading RG2 8UH for an hour and a half.

Continue reading

What Reading parliamentary candidates had to say after the 2019 general election count

Reading West candidates from L to R: Alok Sharma, Jamie Whitham, Rachel Eden, Meri O’Connell

Past and present Reading councillors stood as candidates for Reading constituencies in the 12 December 2019 general election. Former Katesgrove councillor Matt Rodda was re-elected as MP for Reading East. Three Reading councillors, Rachel Eden (Whitley ward, Labour), Meri O’Connell (Tilehurst ward, Liberal Democrat) and Jamie Whitham (Redlands ward, Green), stood in Reading West against Alok Sharma (Conservative), who retained his parliamentary seat.

Continue reading

A joyful ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with RBL at South Street this December

By Gillie Tunley and Brenda Sandilands.

Hansel and Gretel with RBL at South Street

Hansel and Gretel with RBL at South Street. Photo courtesy of Pieter Lawman.

Reading Between the Lines (RBL) are staging Hansel and Gretel at South Street Arts Centre in a joyous adaptation by Anna Wheatley during December. This enchanting production is deftly directed by Hal Chambers and set to a sassy soundscape by Benjamin Hudson, with exuberant movement by Rebecca Randall.

Continue reading

Matt Rodda re-elected MP in Reading East and Alok Sharma re-elected in Reading West

Matt Rodda (Labour) has been re-elected member of parliament (MP) for Reading East and Alok Sharma (Conservative) has been re-elected as MP for Reading West.

Continue reading

2019 General Election turnout in Reading

Continue reading

Thames Valley Police come to Northumberland Avenue and Whitley Wood Road on 19 December

The Church and Whitley neighbourhood policing team will hold Have Your Say meetings on Thursday 19 December at 1pm at the Northumberland Avenue shops near the Whitley Hub, and at 2.30pm on the same day at the Co-Op on the junction of Whitley Wood Road and Northumberland Avenue.

Continue reading

« Older posts

© 2019 The Whitley Pump

Hosted by SiteGroundTop ↑