There are certain places in Katesgrove where rubbish likes to congregate. We continually pass the same spots blighted by dumped rubbish and fly-tipping on our daily routes to work, shops and schools, or just going out .
Reading Borough Council (RBC) is undertaking a community safety survey. These surveys take place every two years. If you participated in the 2017 survey you will recognise that this year’s is very similar. The opinions of Reading residents on issues in their area may not translate directly into the priorities set for Reading because other opinions and crime statistics are also taken into account.
On Saturday 21 June, a dedicated bunch of people from Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) turned out to tidy up the underpass by the old Hook and Tackle Pub, now known as the Namaste Kitchen, on Katesgrove Lane.
The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) invites community-minded residents to help make Katesgrove Lane, RG1 2ND, look pretty again. They have organised a litter-pick and tidy up near the IDR pedestrian underpass on Saturday 22 June from 10am until 1pm.
The Smallmead recycling centre on Island Road is selling ‘re3grow’ compost, available in 40 litre bags for £3.50 or 3 bags for £10. It has been processed in Oxfordshire from garden waste taken directly to the tip and from kerbside green waste collections; 90% of the content is from Reading, Wokingham or Bracknell.
Volunteers helped Reading RESCUE (‘rivers and environmental spaces clean-up event’) and the Friends of Waterloo Meadows clean up Waterloo Meadows, off Elgar Road in Katesgrove, Reading on Saturday 13 October.
You can find out what happens to the rubbish you put into your recycling bin during recyling week, which lasts until 29 September. The re3 material recycling facility (MRF) off Reading’s A33, more commonly known as the Smallmead tip, is running free public tours this week.
Reading Borough Council (RBC) conducted a community safety survey last year which received 989 responses. 975 of the estimated 162,000 people living in Reading borough participated. Of the respondents, 23% thought that the crime level in Reading was high, and littering was the most commonly identified priority anti-social issue.