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Meet your Church councillors at the Kung Fu Kitchen on 1 February

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Church Ward Councillor surgery on Saturday 1 February at 10.30am. They will be at the Kung Fu Kitchen, 80 Christchurch Road, RG2 7AZ, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Community café on 1 February

Whitley Community Hub, Northumberland Avenue

Image (c) Huma Jehan

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 1 February at 10.30am. They will be at the Community café, Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 27 January

 

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Matt Rodda MP speaks in Parliament about fire safety in buildings

Matt Rodda at the count 13 December 2019

Matt Rodda, Labour MP for Reading East, took part in the debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 January to consider the Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report. This had been preceded the day before by the Government’s announcement of a package of reforms to the building safety system.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 20 January

 

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Christchurch Green at risk of becoming ‘devastated’ by planning decisions

Christchurch Road parade

Parade of shops on Christchurch Road

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) chair Simone Illger told Reading Borough Council (RBC) that the Christchurch Green in Reading was being “devastated” by unsympathetic development, at the planning applications committee on 15 January. RBC nonetheless approved the change of use of the ground floor 60 Christchurch Road from a dry cleaners into a restaurant, saying that their own local plan didn’t allow them to choose otherwise.

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More double yellow lines coming to Elgar Road South

Entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will carry out a statutory consultation on the introduction of double yellow lines at the entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments and the Makro delivery entrance on Elgar Road South. The proposals were among additional waiting restrictions proposed at the council’s Traffic Management sub-committee on 9 January.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 13 January

 

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 11 January

Watlington Street

There were 11 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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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 6 January

 

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at traffic management committee this week

Civic Offices April 2019

Reading Borough Council will be discussing parking issues in south Reading during the traffic management sub-committee next week.

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Reading Borough Council consults on its budget for next year

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is consulting on its draft budget for the next financial year and a three year capital investment programme. The consultation will close for comment on Sunday 19 January.

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Review of 2019 at the Whitley Pump

The MERL’s new yarn bomb

Thank you to all our readers and regular and occasional contributors for making it a wonderful year on Katesgrove Hill. We hope that you continue to enjoy reading or contributing to the Whitley Pump in 2020.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 30 December

 

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Meet your Redlands Green Party councillor in Northumberland Avenue on 5 January


Redlands Ward Green Party councillor Jamie Whitham will be holding a Green Party street surgery in Northumberland Avenue on Sunday 5 January  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 23 December

 

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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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Whitley Library will be closed from 12 noon on Christmas Eve until 2 January 2020

The South Reading Community Hub

Whitley Library on Northumberland Avenue will stay open until 12 noon on Christmas Eve. It will not then re-open until Thursday 2 January at 9am when normal opening hours resume. No books are due back during the period when the library is closed.

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South Reading Leisure Centre opening times over Christmas and New Year

South Reading Leisure Centre

South Reading Leisure Centre on Northumberland Avenue will be closed from 24 until 27 December, as well as 30 December and 1 January. It will open from 8am to 4pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December, and from 8am to 2pm on 31 December.

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