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Whitley garden wildlife in October: the vandalism special

David Turner’s monthly diary of Whitley wildlife was interrupted one night in September when somebody stole some of his garden monitoring equipment and vandalised the rest. Nobody was hurt, and both Bubbles the hedgehog and the fox family were left unmolested, but there could be no further wildlife photographs from mid-September.

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Gritters and grit bins plans for winter 2019-20

Alpine Street grit bin in the sun July 2019

Katesgrove’s VIP grit bin tuned in to the webcast from Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on the evening of 20 November to find out about the gritter and grit bins plans for this winter.

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Council gets £3 million to complete Green Park railway station

Proposed Green Park railway station building

Proposed Green Park railway station building. Image (c) Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has secured £2.4 million from the central government’s new stations fund and £550,000 from Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth fund for completing Green Park railway station. This new station on the Basingstoke line in the south of Reading is now budgeted to cost just over £20 million and is scheduled to open in winter 2020.

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Plans for an LED advertising display on Whitley Street

Greggs is open

The media and entertainment group Global are planning to replace the advertising hoarding outside Gregg’s bakers on Whitley Street (the old Wellington Arms) with an LED display.

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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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An oral and social history of Katesgrove

Waterloo Sunrise. Picture courtesy of Mike Cox

In the 1990s, Mike Cox from the Friends of Waterloo Meadows co-edited and co-researched a book about the history of Katesgrove as part of the Katesgrove Community Book Project.

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A Panegyric on Martijn Gilbert, Ex-CEO of Reading Buses

‘Destination Zoë Andrews’ at the Reading Buses July 2018 open day. Photo (c) Zoë Andrews

I hadn’t lived in Reading properly since 2010 when I moved back in 2015. Throughout university in Cardiff, I regularly came home. One of the comfort blankets of home was the buses. I lived in both Cardiff and Bristol between my spells of being back in the ‘ding, and I can tell you something categorically: we have a very good bus service in comparison to elsewhere.

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New resident permit parking areas proposed for south Reading

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has launched five public consultations about new resident permit parking areas in the town. Three of these proposals affect roads in Katesgrove and Redlands wards.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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