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Highgrove Dental Care on Whitley Street is neither safe nor well-led, says CQC

Highgrove Dental Care, Whitley Street

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report into Highgrove Dental Care (HDC) on 17 January 2020 in which they said the dental practice was not providing safe or well-led care in accordance with regulations.

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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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Council refuses giant LED adverts in Katesgrove

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have refused permission for two giant illuminated LED advertisement hoardings on Whitley Street and the Basingstoke and Surrey Road junctions. These would have replaced the existing hoardings, both of which until recently were non-illuminated.

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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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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 6 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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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 December

 

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Age UK charity shop on Whitley Street Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Age UK charity shop on Whitley Street, currently sporting a festive window display, will be open until about 12 noon on Christmas Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and re-open on 27 December.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 December

 

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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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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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Tai Chi at Christ the King parish hall in Whitley

Tai Chi class at Christ the King

Tai Chi class at Christ the King

Age UK Berkshire run Tai Chi classes in the parish hall at Christ the King on Northumberland Avenue. The last class of 2019 before the Christmas break was on Wednesday 4 December and was followed by festive refreshments.

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Thames Valley Police come to the Whitley Street Gregg’s on 9 December

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting on Monday 9 December at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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Christ Church Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 December

Christ Church Reading in the snow

Christ Church Reading in the snow. Photo (c) Dennis Wood

Christ Church is holding a Christmas fayre on Saturday 7 December from 1pm until 4pm. It will be followed by a barbecue and fireworks in the evening.

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Christmas 2019 at Christ Church, Reading

Special Advent and Christmas events at Christ Church, on Christchurch Road in Reading, start with the Advent carol service on Sunday 1 December and end with the parish eucharist on Christmas day.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 25 November

 

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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.

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