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The Reading Town Meal Saturday on 28 September 2019

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

The happy gathering of the annual Reading Town Meal took place on Saturday 28 September in the Forbury Gardens. Reading folk enjoyed a free meal created from produce mainly grown in Reading’s allotments and community gardens. The food was cooked and served by catering students at Reading College.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 September

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Katesgrove Autumn Fayre

The Katesgrove Autumn Fayre organised by Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will take place on Saturday 21 September at 2pm at the Christ Church Centre on Milman Road.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 26 August

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August tutored sessions on Katesgrove Community Allotment

Katesgrove Community Allotment – July 2019

The August programme for tutored sessions run by Food4Families at Katesgrove Community Allotment on Plot 65 at Waterloo Meadows has been published.

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Katesgrove Community Allotment has new times for July tutored sessions

Waterloo Meadows Allotments – 2016

Additional tutored sessions at Katesgrove Community Allotment have been organised for July. The first is on Saturday 6 July from 9am-11am.

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Official launch of the 40th year of Reading in Bloom

Group photo – Reading in Bloom Launch 2019

Reading mayor Councillor Deborah Edwards attended the launch of the 40th year of Reading in Bloom (RIB) at the Hilton Hotel, Kennet Island on 8 May. The gathering included local community gardening groups such as the Katesgrove community allotment and it was addressed by Marc Allridge, chair of RIB.

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Horticultural therapy and community gardens in south Reading

It’s mental health awareness week from 13 until 19 May and south Reading has a number of horticultural therapy and community gardens that use gardening as a means of improving health and wellbeing.

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Katesgrove spring jamboree at Waterloo Meadows on 23 March

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) has organised a spring into Katesgrove event at Waterloo Meadows for Saturday 23 March.

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Katesgrove Community Association bi-monthly meeting on 13 March

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday 13 March at 7pm, at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading.

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50% increase in allotment rental planned


Reading Borough Council (RBC) plan to increase the rental on their 20 allotment sites by 50%. The proposal was included in the schedule of fees and charges within the RBC budget and medium term financial strategy approved by the council meeting on 26 February.

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Urban sketching in Whitley

 

Sketches (L->R): Mohan Banerji, Jean Claydon, Ellen Bentley

Urban sketchers are a global community of artists who draw on location, and there are local chapters worldwide. The Reading Urban Sketchers got officially recognised as a local chapter recently but it has been around as the Reading Sketchers for two and a half years.

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How to dispose of your old Christmas tree


Reading Borough Council (RBC) have set up drop-off points in town car parks to allow people to dispose of their pine Christmas trees this January.

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28 December – A quiet Friday night with a seed catalogue?

Today is the last Friday of December and, given the disruption of festive closures and bank holidays, the difference between the days of the week may be beginning to blur. A quiet night in planning the planting on your allotment may be in order.

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5 December – World Soil Day

International world soil day – the day to make you want to be down on Waterloo Meadows allotments digging your plot. However after another wet November the ground is still too sodden for anything but some weeding and a bit of a tidy up.

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Katesgrove Community Association bi-monthly meeting on 14 November

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next bi-monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 14 November at 7pm, at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading.

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Reading Town Meal on 29 September

This year’s Reading Town Meal will take place on Saturday 29 September from 12 noon until 4pm in Forbury Gardens. The free lunch, cooked by Reading College students with local vegetables and fruit, will be served to about 1,000 people.

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Pledge your veg to the Reading town meal!


You can help this year’s Reading Town Meal by donating your vegetables which will be cooked up into a delicious meal by the students of Reading College and served free in Forbury Gardens on 29 September 2018.

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The new South Reading Community Hub is open!

Reading mayor, Councillor Debs Edwards, opens the South Reading Community Hub on 26 June 2018

The newly refurbished South Reading Community Hub was opened by Reading’s mayor, Councillor Deborah Edwards, on 26 June, with help from the children of the Ridgeway Primary School.

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