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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 7 December

You can meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 December at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Reading’s political parties discuss climate change, a fairer society and the EU at the Quaker Hustings

Reading GE hustings 2019 at the Quaker Meeting House

From L-> R: Matt Rodda & Rachel Eden (Labour), Yemi Awolola (CPA), convenor John Crosfield, timekeeper Christina Hughes Nind, Imogen Shepherd-DuBey (Liberal Democrat), Jamie Whitham & David McElroy (Green).

An estimated 60 people attended the parliamentary hustings at the Quaker Meeting House in Katesgrove, Reading on Thursday 28 November. Candidates Matt Rodda and Rachel Eden (Labour), Jamie Whitham and David McElroy (Green), Imogen Shepherd-DuBey (Liberal Democrat) and Yemi Awolola (Christian Peoples Alliance, CPA) answered questions from the Reading public about the UK’s future relationship with Europe, a fairer society and the climate emergency.

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Meet your Whitley and Church councillors at the Community café on 7 December

You can meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery and the  Church Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 December at 10.30am. They will be at the Community Café on Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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General election hustings at RISC on London Street on Wednesday 4 December

General election 2019 hustings at RISC

Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) and Global Justice Reading are holding a hustings on Wednesday 4 December when people can ask questions of some of the candidates standing in the 12 December general election.

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The Four Horseshoes public house and its place in Reading’s political history

The Four Horseshoes public house at the corner of Basingstoke Road and Long Barn Lane was an ancient hostelry originally known as the Long Barn. In the 1820s, it was at the centre of a libel case involving tenant James Leach and Reading’s brewing and political elites.

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Meet your parliamentary election candidates at the Quaker Meeting House on Thursday 28 November

Reading Quakers have invited all the candidates standing for election to the Reading East and Reading West parliamentary constituencies to a hustings at the Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, RG1 2SB on Thursday 28 November at 7.30pm.

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Reading’s general election candidates for 12 December

There will be a general election in the UK on Thursday 12 December. Polling stations in Reading will be open from 7am until 10pm. You will not be allowed vote unless you are registered, and you have until 11:59pm on Tuesday 26 November to do so. Both Reading’s sitting MPs, Matt Rodda (Labour, Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative, Reading West) are standing for election again.
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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Fidget and Bob café Bar on 16 November

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 16 November at 10.30am. They will be at the Fidget and Bob café , the Piazza, Kennet Island, Whale Avenue, Reading RG2 0GX for an hour and a half.

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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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Meet your Redlands Green councillors on Newcastle Road on 10 November

Meet your Reading Borough councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party street surgery on Sunday 10 November at 12.00pm.

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