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Meet your Church councillors at the Kung Fu Kitchen on 1 February

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Church Ward Councillor surgery on Saturday 1 February at 10.30am. They will be at the Kung Fu Kitchen, 80 Christchurch Road, RG2 7AZ, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Free workshops on organising a summer street party

Reading Neighbourhood Network and Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) have arranged workshops for any Reading resident who would like to arrange a street party during one of the free road closure weekends in June and July 2020.

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Meet your Whitley councillors at the Community café on 1 February

Whitley Community Hub, Northumberland Avenue

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Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 1 February at 10.30am. They will be at the Community café, Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 25 January

There were five 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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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 1 February

Pau Brasil, Mount Pleasant

Pau Brasil, Mount Pleasant

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 1 February 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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Matt Rodda MP speaks in Parliament about fire safety in buildings

Matt Rodda at the count 13 December 2019

Matt Rodda, Labour MP for Reading East, took part in the debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 January to consider the Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report. This had been preceded the day before by the Government’s announcement of a package of reforms to the building safety system.

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A new planning application to demolish the After Dark Club on London Street

After Dark Night Club

KK Property Investments Ltd has submitted a planning application to Reading Borough Council (RBC) to demolish the After Dark Club at 112 London Street and replace it with a block of six flats. This is the third application in recent years to develop the site. The first was rejected in 2016 and the second was withdrawn by the applicant in 2018 before a decision was made.

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Oscar Night at the RBC Policy Committee: the winner is Greenwich Leisure!

Rivermead in June 2017

The Reading Borough Council (RBC) policy committee on 20 January was meant to be an Oscar night for an unnamed winner of the Award to Design, Build and Maintain Reading’s Boroughwide Leisure Centres, who would only ever be referred to as bidder A.  The frustration of the procurement process was too much and the compère, RBC leader Jason Brock, decided to reveal the successful bidder’s name. But wait, hadn’t RBC chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Sloman already done that?

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 18 January

There was one new planning application in south Reading this week. It may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Christchurch Green at risk of becoming ‘devastated’ by planning decisions

Christchurch Road parade

Parade of shops on Christchurch Road

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) chair Simone Illger told Reading Borough Council (RBC) that the Christchurch Green in Reading was being “devastated” by unsympathetic development, at the planning applications committee on 15 January. RBC nonetheless approved the change of use of the ground floor 60 Christchurch Road from a dry cleaners into a restaurant, saying that their own local plan didn’t allow them to choose otherwise.

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Council refuses giant LED adverts in Katesgrove

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have refused permission for two giant illuminated LED advertisement hoardings on Whitley Street and the Basingstoke and Surrey Road junctions. These would have replaced the existing hoardings, both of which until recently were non-illuminated.

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More double yellow lines coming to Elgar Road South

Entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will carry out a statutory consultation on the introduction of double yellow lines at the entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments and the Makro delivery entrance on Elgar Road South. The proposals were among additional waiting restrictions proposed at the council’s Traffic Management sub-committee on 9 January.

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Council supports Sustrans’ improvements to the Kennet cycle path

Reading Borough Council (RBC) offered its support this week to the sustainable transport charity Sustrans in their project to remove motorcycle barriers on the Kennet Path between the Katesgrove Lane IDR underpass and Fobney Lock.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 11 January

Watlington Street

There were 11 new planning and building control 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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Reading Borough Council discusses the Christchurch Road parade this week

Christchurch Road parade

Parade of shops on Christchurch Road

Reading Borough Council will be discussing one planning application on the Christchurch Road parade during planning applications committee on Wednesday 15 January.

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Whitley councillors will be at the Fidget and Bob Café Bar on 18 January

Kennet Island Piazza

Kennet Island Piazza

Whitley ward councillor Micky Leng will be at the Fidget & Bob Café Bar on Kennet Island from 9.45am on Saturday 18 January.

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Meet your Redlands Labour councillors at St Luke’s Church on 11 January

St Luke's parish hall

St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 11 January at 10.30am. They will be at the St Luke’s Church, Erleigh Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at traffic management committee this week

Civic Offices April 2019

Reading Borough Council will be discussing parking issues in south Reading during the traffic management sub-committee next week.

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Reading Borough Council consults on its budget for next year

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is consulting on its draft budget for the next financial year and a three year capital investment programme. The consultation will close for comment on Sunday 19 January.

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Thames Valley Police come to Reading University’s London Road Campus on 9 January

Reading University London Road campus sign

The Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold their East Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 9 January at 7pm at Reading University’s London Road campus in building L33, room G01.

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