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An oral and social history of Katesgrove

Waterloo Sunrise. Picture courtesy of Mike Cox

In the 1990s, Mike Cox from the Friends of Waterloo Meadows co-edited and co-researched a book about the history of Katesgrove as part of the Katesgrove Community Book Project.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 21 October

 

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Katesgrove Community Association AGM on 16 October at the Christ Church Centre, Milman Road

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will be holding its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Christ Church Centre on Milman Road, Reading RG2 0AY at 6.30pm for 7pm on Wednesday 16 October.

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Waterloo Meadows clean-up over the weekend of 12 October

The Katesgrove Community Association and the Friends of Waterloo Meadows will join together on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October to clean litter from Waterloo Meadows.

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Ask Sustrans questions about improving the Kennet path on 22 October

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans will hold a drop-in event at on Tuesday 22 October at the Waterloo Meadows Childrens’ Centre to answer questions about their proposals to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path.

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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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Sustrans wants your opinion about removing the motorcycle barriers on the Kennet path

Peter Langridge (Sustrans community liaison officer) and Peter Challis (Sustrans network development manager)

From L to R: Stuart Langridge (Sustrans community liaison officer) and Peter Challis (Sustrans network development manager)

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans wants to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path between Reading town centre and Fobney Lock. Improvements could include the removal of motorcycle barriers as well as resurfacing and tidying up the path.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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Thames Valley Police come to the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre on 11 September

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will be at the Katesgrove Community Association Meeting on Wednesday 11 September at 7.00pm at Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 26 August

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Two years on, what has changed on the scenic route to the Madejski Stadium?

Sustrans signpost on Waterloo Meadows

Reading were at home to Sheffield Wednesday for their first game of the 2018/19 season. It was a fine day, so we decided to see what had changed since 2017 on the scenic cross-country route from the Whitley Pump to the Madejski Stadium.

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‘A Walk for Stanley’ by Peter Driver

The weir at Fobney Island

In July 2018, the multi-disciplinary artist Peter Driver set out on a three day pilgrimage from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in the village of Cookham to the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere. A Walk for Stanley is a travel diary that captures the journey in photos, sketches, woodcuts, sonnets and prose.

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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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Councillor James asked why council can’t keep traveller camps out of public parks

Travellers camp at Long Barn Lane in 2018

At the Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) meeting on 10 July, Katesgrove councillor Sophia James was asked what Reading Borough Council (RBC) could do to prevent travellers from re-occupying public sites. Travellers have cycled their encampments between Rabson’s Rec, Long Barn Lane and Waterloo Meadows several times over the last few years.

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Thames Valley Police at Katesgrove Community Association on 10 July

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will be at the Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) Meeting. This will be on Wednesday 10 July at 7.00am at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road, Reading.

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Katesgrove Community Association meets on 8 May

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) meets at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading at 7pm on Wednesday 8 May.

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Thames Valley Police come to Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre on 8 May

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will be at the Katesgrove Community Association Meeting on Wednesday 8 May at 7.00pm at Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading.

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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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