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Meet your Redlands Green councillor on Upper Redlands Road on 13 October

Meet your Reading Borough Green councillor at the Redlands Ward Green Party street surgery on Sunday 13 October at 12.00pm. He will be on Upper Redlands Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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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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Planning applications on Upper Redlands Road and Kennet Island decided this week

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Planning applications in Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 8 June

There were six new planning applications for Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Private funding sought for new pedestrian crossing on Upper Redlands Road

Els De Mets, a campaigner for a new pedestrian crossing on Upper Redlands Road, has launched a crowdfunding page to help build it. The nearby St Joseph’s College has already agreed to contribute money to make the crossing safer.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 12 January

Rear of Watlington House

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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On this day – 9 November 1895

A horse bus at the corner of West Street and Broad Street looking east c.1895

On 9 November 1895, Alderman Charles James Andrewes was travelling on a Reading Omnibus Company horse bus from the Queens Head public house, via the Whitley Pump, to West Street, when his fellow passengers noticed that he was unwell.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 20 October

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Should there be a zebra crossing on Upper Redlands Road?

Most parents are familiar with the challenges of dropping off and picking up their children from school. It is stressful getting there on time and finding somewhere to park or, for those of us who walk or cycle to school, finding a safe place to cross the road amidst the chaos.

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Whiteknights Studio Trail 2018 – what the Whitley Pump saw

By Gillie Tunley and Brenda Sandilands.

Our cultural journey began at the elegant Barn in Upper Redlands Road and we admired Joy Frey’s gloriously vibrant handmade original prints and Ursula Waechter’s gorgeous brush-decorated earthenware, so reminiscent of the classic and well-loved Aldermaston pottery. We also enjoyed watching the resident hens scuttling joyously over the velvet green lawn!

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