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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 4 January

Pau Brasil window

Pau Brasil

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 4 January at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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A Christmas message from Tony Jones, Redlands ward councillor

Councillor Tony Jones

When talking to Tony Jones (Redlands ward Labour party councillor and local resident) recently we asked him for an alternative Christmas message to folk living on and around Katesgrove Hill that we could publish on Christmas day.

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A merry Christmas from the Whitley Pump!

Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball (John Leech, 1843)

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Palmer Park’s Honey Bee Day Care now “requires improvement”

Honey Bee Day Care Centre

OFSTED, the English office for standards in education, children’s services and skills, revisited The Honey Bee Day Care in Palmer Park in November 2019. OFSTED had reported that “weaknesses put children at significant risk” in their July 2019 report, but now say the day care centre “requires improvement” and that child safeguarding is effective but teaching is not good enough.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 December

 

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Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda vote different ways on the latest, and probably last, EU withdrawal bill

Reading’s MPs, Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) and Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) voted different ways on the European Union withdrawal agreement bill (WAB) in the House of Commons on 20 December.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 21 December

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Royal Berkshire Hospital

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

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Meet your Redlands Green Party councillor in London Road on 22 December

Redlands Ward Green Party councillor Jamie Whitham will be holding a Green Party street surgery in London Road on Sunday 22 December at 7pm for an hour.  If you would like to speak to councillor Whitham you can contact him by phone or email as shown in the poster above.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 December

 

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Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 General Election turnout in Reading

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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.

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The Progress Youth Theatre performs ‘Romeo and Juliet’ this week

Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre

Romeo and Juliet at the Progress Youth Theatre. Photo © Richard Brown

The Progress Youth Theatre (PYT) is performing Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet until Saturday 14 December at their theatre on the Mount, off Christchurch Road in Reading.

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Reading Borough Council discusses 76 Christchurch Road at planning applications committee on 11 December

76 Christchurch Road (former NatWest)

76 Christchurch Road

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will be discussing the proposed conversion of 76 Christchurch Road into a takeaway and HMO (house in multiple occupation) at the planning applications committee on Wednesday 11 December. The committee had deferred their decision during their November meeting because they needed more information.

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Meet your Redlands councillors at the Hexham Community Centre on 14 December

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 14 December at 10.30am. They will be at the Hexham Community Centre, Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD for an hour and a half.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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