The Whitley Pump

The view from Katesgrove Hill

Category: Silver Street (page 1 of 4)

News from StrikeUp theatre at the Rising Sun Arts Centre

StrikeUp Scratch Night

StrikeUp theatre will be running acting courses at the Rising Sun Arts Centre starting on Thursday 9 January and running until 26 March. The morning course will cover ‘the actor and power’ and ‘the actor and pace’ and the evening course ‘the actor and truth’ and ‘the actor and the audience’.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

A rubbish year in Katesgrove

A row of red bins

There are certain places in Katesgrove where rubbish likes to congregate. We continually pass the same spots blighted by dumped rubbish and fly-tipping on our daily routes to work, shops and schools, or just going out .

Continue reading

Three new comedy plays from StrikeUp theatre at the Rising Sun on 7 December

StrikeUp at the Rising Sun

StrikeUp theatre will perform three new comedy plays in Scratch night at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street on Saturday 7 December at 7.30pm.

Continue reading

Gritters and grit bins plans for winter 2019-20

Alpine Street grit bin in the sun July 2019

Katesgrove’s VIP grit bin tuned in to the webcast from Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on the evening of 20 November to find out about the gritter and grit bins plans for this winter.

Continue reading

Performers announced for ‘Are You Listening?’ next year

The Are You Listening? (AYL?) music festival has announced the first batch of acts for their eighth year. The festival opens on 25 April 2020 at venues across Reading.

Continue reading

Artists’ book fair at the Rising Sun on 12 and 13 October

Rising Sun Arts Centre Bookface poster 2019

The Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver Street is holding an artist’s book fair weekend on 12 and 13 October. The fair will include stalls exhibiting artists’ work, story-telling, poetry readings and bookmaking.

Continue reading

Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 21 September

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

Continue reading

Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 September

Thomas Homes site at the corner of Silver Street and Crown Street in February 2019

There were 12 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

Continue reading

Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week

The old Whitley Library building has now closed

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

Continue reading

Site of Silver Street’s mediaeval tilery to be discussed at planning committee

40-68 Silver Street. Both digs completed and covered over

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will discuss an application to build student accommodation on the site of Silver Street’s mediaeval tilery at the planning applications committee on 4 September. RBC planners recommend the application is refused.

Continue reading

Why the dolly stop was needed on Mount Pleasant

The Silver Street bus stop is currently closed because of works at 79 Silver Street, where a block of 61 student rooms is being built. The bus stop has been relocated a small distance up Mount Pleasant, and part of the pavement directly in front of the building closed off. This was all set out in the relevant approved planning applications and approvals.

Continue reading

StrikeUp Theatre acting courses at the Rising Sun from September

StrikeUp education acting classes September 2019
StrikeUp Theatre has moved into the upstairs space at the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Katesgrove’s Silver Street and are offering acting classes for adults from September.

Continue reading

Dolly stop on Mount Pleasant

The Silver Street bus stop will be closed from Monday 19 August until 31 August and replaced by a dolly stop slightly further up the hill on Mount Pleasant. This will affect the Emerald 5, 6 and 6a and also the No 7 tiger to Fleet.

Continue reading

Latest archaeological dig on Silver Street completed

62- 68 Silver Street dig on 6 August

Thames Valley Archaeological Services (TVAS) have completed their excavations at 62-68 Silver Street. They uncovered another section of the mediaeval tile kiln previously excavated at the adjacent site of 40 Silver Street. The area is expected to be covered over on Friday 9 August.

Continue reading

Excavations well underway at 62-68 Silver Street

David Sanchez of Thames Valley Archaeological Services

Archaeological excavations are underway at 62-68 Silver Street in Katesgrove, next door to where mediaeval tileries were discovered earlier this year. David Sanchez of Thames Valley Archaeological Services told the Whitley Pump that there were new discoveries on this site. They had found evidence of metalworking and four layers of occupation: modern, Victorian, seventeenth century and mediaeval.

Continue reading

‘Here Comes the Sun’ to the Rising Sun Arts Centre on 17 August

The Rising Sun Arts Centre (RSAC) on Silver Street holds its tenth annual Here Comes the Sun music and arts festival on Saturday 27 August from 11am until 11pm.

Continue reading

Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 29 June

There were 11 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

Continue reading

Demolition of ‘Brown Signs’ building on Silver Street in pictures

Brown Signs – 12 June 2019

Demolition of the ‘Brown Signs’ building, formerly Fairway Press, on Silver Street has now been completed. By the afternoon of 12 June the only remaining trace was the very large orange demolition digger on site.

Continue reading

Radis Community Care on Silver Street “requires improvement”

The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Radis Community Care on Silver Street, Reading on 2 May 2019 and said that it “requires improvement”.

Continue reading

« Older posts

© 2015 - 2020 The Whitley Pump and contributors.

Hosted by SiteGroundTop ↑