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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 December

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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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University neighbours are fed up with parking problems, HMOs, litter and public disturbance, say Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

People living near the University of Reading (UoR) think that the university and its students are causing parking problems, damaging local communities by demanding more houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), littering and causing late-night disturbances. The Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have released the analysis of a consultation they ran this year to see what residents really thought about living next to the University.

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Reading Borough Council discusses a new HMO on Christchurch Road and permit parking on Hexham Road Estate this week

76 Christchurch Road (former NatWest)

The old bank at 76 Christchurch Road

Reading Borough Council will discuss planning applications on Christchurch Road and Camelford Close, permit parking in the Hexham Road Estate and a new traffic access to the Abbey School on Vicarage Road in the coming week.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 4 November


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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 21 October


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Artistry of the Arnhem Clarinet Choir fills Christ Church, Reading

By Gillie Tunley and Adam Harrington.

Arnhem Clarinet Choir at Christ Church. Photo courtesy of AKK

The Arnhem Clarinet Choir brought light, warmth and quite a bit of fun to Christ Church in Reading on the evening of Thursday 17 October. Their programme included Dvorák, Pachelbel (he of canon fame) and a powerful version of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque. They will be performing in Reading town centre on Saturday 19 October.

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Dennis Wood gives a new talk about the history of Whiteknights Park, in April

Dennis Wood’s talk at Christ Church in October about the history of Reading’s Southern Hill was so successful that he will give another history talk, on Wednesday 29 April, about Whiteknights Park.

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