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Leader of the Council confirms sale of the Central Club

Central Club sold subject to planning permission

The former Central Club on London Street

Leader of Reading Borough Council (RBC) Councillor Jason Brock confirmed at the RBC policy committee meeting on 26 September that the former Central Club on London Street had been sold subject to planning permission.

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The new Whitley Community Youth FC wins 2-0 against Directions FC!

By Maria Cox at the Whitley Community Development Association.

Whitley Community Youth Football Club match-day strip

Whitley Community Youth Football Club match-day strip

The newly-founded Whitley Community Youth Football Club (WCY FC) won their second-ever game 2-0 against Directions FC at the Maiden Erlegh School’s Hamilton Road pitch on 21 September.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 16 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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Funding available to promote physical well-being in Whitley and Church wards

Get Berkshire Active is offering between £750 and £2000 to established organisations providing new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire, including Reading’s Whitley, Church and Norcot wards.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 2 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 26 August

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Two years on, what has changed on the scenic route to the Madejski Stadium?

Sustrans signpost on Waterloo Meadows

Reading were at home to Sheffield Wednesday for their first game of the 2018/19 season. It was a fine day, so we decided to see what had changed since 2017 on the scenic cross-country route from the Whitley Pump to the Madejski Stadium.

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Active at South Reading Leisure Centre

Entrance to South Reading Leisure Centre

South Reading Leisure Centre is about 1.3 miles from the Whitley Pump. It takes half an hour to walk there, or it is right on the Emerald 5 bus route. I have to admit that apart from the famous purple tennis courts, I didn’t really know much about what the centre had to offer to southern Readingas; so I went to have a look.

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Reading Borough Council’s ‘Active Reading’ consultation

Here at the Whitley Pump offices where we sit all day, every day, in front of our computers, with the curtains drawn and a pile of empty coffee cups in the sink, we thought we should have a look at what Active Reading was all about. The council’s online consultation only runs until 14 August so we thought we had better get our skates on.

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Information Commissioner orders Council to publish confidential Arthur Hill Baths report

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has instructed Reading Borough Council (RBC) to publish an unredacted version of an internal report used in the sale of Arthur Hill Memorial Baths. The ICO said that RBC had not provided evidence or arguments to supports its decision to withhold this information for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

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Learn to Bowl at Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road

Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road in Katesgrove are holding two ‘Learn to Bowl’ days on 5 May and 1 June this summer.

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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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Hartland Road – Reading half marathon pictures

Leading Group on Hartland Road

After the racers left Green Park and the Bennet Road gyratory behind them they head up the hill of Hartland Road at about the 2 mile mark. Our on-the-spot photographer sent us some photographs of the Reading Sage half marathon as it unfolded.

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Sage Reading half marathon on Sunday 17 March

Black History Mural on race day 2018

Last year, the Reading half marathon was called off at short notice because of treacherous, icy conditions on the roads. The weather remains unpredictable this year; Reading may have had some of its best summer weather in February!

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JMA Rockets girls’ basketball team become national cup champions

By Emma Throp, JMA marketing and communications.
The John Madejski Academy’s JMA Rockets under-18 girls’ team was crowned national cup champions after defeating previous champions, Charnwood College Riders, in a thrilling game at the Essex University arena on 18 January.

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29 December – Reading’s last game of 2018

Shepherd’s Bush Green War Memorial

The last Saturday of the year and Reading‘s last game of 2018 is away against Queen’s Park Rangers.

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22 December – Reading FC’s last home game of the year

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge (2004)

Reading play their last home game of 2018 today. Their opponents are Middlesbrough who are sixth in the Championship table.

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9 December – Emerald bus stops in town centre affected by Santa Run

The Santa Run organised by Reading Rotary Club takes place on the morning of Sunday 9 December. Some bus stops used by Emerald 5, 6 and 6a in the town centre will be out of use between 8am and 10.30am.

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