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Council wants Reading’s views on community safety

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is undertaking a community safety survey. These surveys take place every two years. If you participated in the 2017 survey you will recognise that this year’s is very similar. The opinions of Reading residents on issues in their area may not translate directly into the priorities set for Reading because other opinions and crime statistics are also taken into account.

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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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 14 September

These new planning applications for south Reading may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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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.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 17 August

29 Whitley Street in April 2019

There were 17 new planning 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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Friends of the IDR respond to the RBC transport consultation

The Black History Mural and the IDR

The Whitley Pump asked Reg Vastern-King, chair of the Friends of the IDR (Inner Distribution Road), what he thought about the Reading Borough Council (RBC) consultation on transport strategy; he was not impressed. “I just don’t understand,” he said “how can you carry out a transport strategy consultation which does not even ask how you feel about the IDR?”

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 3 August

There were 10 new planning 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 27 July

There were eight new planning 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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Planning applications in Abbey, Church, Katesgrove, Minster and Whitley wards for the week ending 22 June

There were ten new planning applications for Abbey, Church, Katesgrove, Minster and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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EU election results for Reading and the south east of England

In the 23 May European elections, the south east England EU electoral region (of which Reading is a part) elected four Brexit Party MEPs, three Liberal Democrat MEPs and one MEP each from the Green, Conservative and Labour parties.

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Reading Labour’s front bench and portfolios for the forthcoming mayoral year

New lead councillor portfolios and appointments were approved at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) annual meeting on 22 May at Reading Town Hall. In a reshuffle of portfolios and responsibilities, Minster ward councillor Ellie Emberson replaced Jason Brock, who is now leader of the council, as lead councillor for corporate and consumer services. Ellie Emberson was first elected in the 2018 local elections. The reshuffle also saw Karen Rowland, another new councillor in 2018, replace Sarah Hacker as the lead for culture, heritage and recreation.

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EU election candidates for 23 May

The 2019 European elections take place on Thursday 23 May in the United Kingdom. You can vote in this election if you are aged over 18 and you registered to vote in this election by 7 May, and you are also a citizen of the UK or you are a citizen of another EU member state but resident in this country.

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Planning applications in Church, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 18 May

There were five new planning applications for Church, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 20 April

There were six new planning applications for Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 13 April

There were 17 new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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


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

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The nearest post office to the Whitley Pump

Premier Stores, Northumberland Avenue – one of our nearest post offices

Now that the post office at Premier Stores on Whitley Street has closed, the Whitley Pump no longer has a convenient post office. The three closest post offices are almost equidistant from our Katesgrove Hill HQ.

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Grants available from the Reading Dispensary Trust


The Reading Dispensary Trust is a medical charity based on the Wokingham Road who issue grants for equipment and services that can help people experiencing physical and mental illness. They only offer grants to referring agencies within a seven mile radius of Reading town centre.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 9 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 26 January

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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