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Council wants to install electric vehicle chargers in residential streets

Photo (c) Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council has won a grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to install electric vehicle charging points on residential streets that have no off-street parking. The Council have asked Reading residents to help them identify suitable streets in a survey that closes on 15 December.

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The needs of ethnic minority women in Reading


The University of Reading and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) have completed joint research into the needs of ethnic minority women living in Reading. The project was funded by Comic Relief. The findings and final report were presented by the researchers at a packed meeting of statutory and voluntary organisations held at RCLC on London Street on 19 July, in the presence of the mayor of Reading, Councillor Deborah Edwards.

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How was your Big Lunch and Great Get Together?


On the weekend of 17-18 June, communities all over the country got together for the annual Big Lunch event, where neighbours gather for a meal, street party or picnic. As well as the Big Lunch, many communities were also participating in the ‘Great Get-Together’, a national event marking the anniversary of the death of the MP Jo Cox and celebrating her life.

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Hexham Road Community Centre needs your help

The Hexham Community Association (HCA) wants to know what people want from the Hexham community centre now that funding from Reading Borough Council is being reduced.

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