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Reading’s Transport Strategy 2036 Consultation comes to south Reading

The first drop-in event for Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Transport Strategy 2036 consultation will take place at the south Reading community hub, 252 Northumberland Avenue, on Tuesday 6 August from 3pm until 6.30pm.

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Reading MP Alok Sharma speaks in Universal Credit debate

Alok Sharma, Conservative MP for Reading West and the minister of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), took part in a debate on Universal Credit and Debt on Wednesday 5 June. The debate had been requested by Ruth George, Labour MP for High Peak and took place in Westminster Hall.

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Liam Challenger, the Labour Party candidate in the Katesgrove local election

Liam Challenger Katesgrove Labour Party local election candidate 2019

Liam Challenger is standing as a Labour Party candidate in the local election on Thursday 2 May. There are four candidates in Katesgrove, and the winner will become a local councillor at Reading Borough Council. We asked each candidate the same eight questions to learn more about them.

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Natalie Greenstreet, the Conservative Party candidate in the Katesgrove local election

Natalie Greenstreet, Katesgrove Conservative Party local election candidate 2019

Natalie Greenstreet is standing as a Conservative Party candidate in the local election on Thursday 2 May. There are four candidates in Katesgrove, and the winner will become a local councillor at Reading Borough Council. We asked each candidate the same eight questions to learn more about them.

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Peter Kinsley, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Katesgrove local election

Peter Kinsley, Katesgrove Liberal Democrat local election candidate 2019

Peter Kinsley is standing as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the local election on Thursday 2 May. There are four candidates in Katesgrove, and the winner will become a local councillor at Reading Borough Council. We asked each candidate the same eight questions to learn more about them.

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Louise Keane, the Green Party candidate in the Katesgrove local election

Louise Keane, Katesgrove Green Party local election candidate 2019. Photo: Louise Keane.

Louise Keane is standing as a Green Party candidate in the local election on Thursday 2 May. There are four candidates in Katesgrove, and the winner will become a local councillor at Reading Borough Council. We asked each candidate the same eight questions to learn more about them.

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda asks how leaving the EU will affect Thames Valley creative industries

In the House of Commons on 11 April, Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) asked Margot James, government minister for digital and creative industries, what effect leaving the EU would have on the creative industries of the Thames Valley.

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Sweeney pies: use or lose our business heritage

The news that Sweeney & Todd’s pie shop and restaurant is up for sale sent a shudder down the spine to all of us who still look upon a Sweeney pie as a treat and a Reading food icon.

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Something for Katesgrove history lovers

County Lock - once a centre of industry on the Kennet

County Lock – once a centre of industry on the Kennet

There is the opportunity to learn something new about the history of Reading along its two rivers in the next History of Reading Society talk on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

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Berkshire Credit Union transforms itself

Berkshire Credit Union (BCU) has made “a promising start to a very long road to recover from our poor history,” said Gordon Ross, BCU treasurer, at their annual general meeting on 27 April.

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Housing, parking, litter and green spaces cause grief in Katesgrove

Katesgrove’s first local election hustings for many years was held at RISC on Saturday 30 April. Topics discussed included local traffic and parking, cross-party co-operation, voluntary contributions to council work, litter and the provision of green spaces, but the biggest issue was the cost, economics and politics of housing.

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Margaret McNeill, Katesgrove local election candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party

Margaret McNeill

Margaret McNeill

Katesgrove voters can choose between four candidates at the election on 5 May. The Whitley Pump invited all of them to a personal interview. Margaret McNeill is standing as the Liberal Democratic Party candidate.

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Rose Williams, Katesgrove local election candidate for the Labour and Co-operative Party

Rose Williams

Katesgrove voters can choose between four candidates at the election on 5 May. The Whitley Pump invited all of them to a personal interview. Rose Williams is standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate.

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Syed Abbas, Katesgrove local election candidate for the Conservative Party

Syed Abbas

Syed Abbas

Katesgrove voters can choose between four candidates at the election on 5 May. The Whitley Pump invited all of them to a personal interview. Syed Abbas is standing as the Conservative Party candidate.

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Louise Keane, Katesgrove local election candidate for the Green party

Louise Keane

Louise Keane

Katesgrove voters can choose between four candidates at the election on 5 May. The Whitley Pump invited all of them to a personal interview. Louise Keane is standing as the Green Party candidate.

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Last chance to comment on the new local plan

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Reading Borough Council’s consultation on the issues and options for the new local plan ends on Monday 7 March.

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Letting ’em have it!

By Rob Stirling, ACORN Reading community organiser.

ACORN Bristol letting agent action

ACORN Bristol protests against poor letting agent practices last year

ACORN Reading, a community based group in Reading, will deliver a petition to letting agents near the Market Place in the town centre at 10am on Saturday 5 March.

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ACORN hosts community meeting tonight at New Christ Church School

Acorn Launch meeting

ACORN Reading‘s inaugural public meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday 23 February at 7pm at New Christ Church School, Milman Road RG2 0AY. The community is invited.

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Bringing a bit of Brazilian sunlight to a Reading February

Pau Brasil upper storey

Low grey clouds scudding above rain washed streets. People hunched against horizontal freezing rain, scuttling to get home before it gets dark by four. The next time you have one of those bus stop moments where you find yourself giving the far side of the road a thousand yard stare whilst a trickle of cold rainwater makes it way down your neck, take some time out to visit Katesgrove’s tropical oasis at 89 Mount Pleasant, the Pau Brasil café.

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ACORN launches in Reading

Acorn Launch meeting

ACORN Reading will be holding its first public meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 23 February at New Christ Church School, Milman Road RG2 0AY.

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