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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 5 October

There were eight 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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Reading Borough Council discusses developments on East Street and Foxhays Road this week

Reading Borough Council will be discussing developments on East Street and Foxhays Road during planning applications committee next week.

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‘The Herd’ with the Woodley Players

‘The Herd’ at the Woodley Theatre. Photo courtesy of Aidan Moran

Last week, the Woodley Players staged Rory Kinnear’s The Herd, a funny and profoundly poignant play, dealing with domestic realism and fraught with family tensions. It was directed with pace and panache by Frank Kaye and Kathy Reid, with skilful multi-door staging by Stuart Gentle.

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Ask Sustrans questions about improving the Kennet path on 22 October

The sustainable transport charity Sustrans will hold a drop-in event at on Tuesday 22 October at the Waterloo Meadows Childrens’ Centre to answer questions about their proposals to improve the Kennet cycle and foot path.

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The Reading Town Meal Saturday on 28 September 2019

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

The happy gathering of the annual Reading Town Meal took place on Saturday 28 September in the Forbury Gardens. Reading folk enjoyed a free meal created from produce mainly grown in Reading’s allotments and community gardens. The food was cooked and served by catering students at Reading College.

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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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 28 September

There were three new planning applications in south Reading last week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.
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The Pantry re-opens

Canapes at the Pantry

Canapes at the Pantry. Picture : Huma Jehan

The new Pantry Café and Kitchen, in the old town hall near Reading Museum, was officially opened on 27 September. Katesgrove artist Huma Jehan was there to sketch the event.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 30 September

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Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 5 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 5 October 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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Where in the ward is this?

Where in the ward is this?

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No-show from external auditors at Audit and Governance committee

Port de mer avec la villa Médicis

Port de mer avec la villa Médicis by Claude Lorain 1637

Attendees and webcast viewers-at-home were disappointed at the no-show by Reading Borough Council (RBC) external auditors Ernst & Young (EY) at the council’s audit and governance committee on 19 September. Chair of the committee, councillor David Stevens said that they had other engagements.

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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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Meet your Whitley and Church councillors at the Community café on 5 October

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Party Ward Surgery and Church Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 5 October at 10.30am. They will be at the Community café, Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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‘Godspell’ with the Reading Operatic Society

Godspell, with the ROS at the Kenton Theatre, Henley

Godspell, with the ROS. Photo (c) Michael Gribble.

My musical alma mater, Reading Operatic Society (ROS), have been on an extraordinary theatrical voyage since they were first founded in 1950 by Mr Archibald Lusty. Back then and more recently, under the tender tutelage of John and Jill Lawes, they favoured rousing Gilbert & Sullivan and operetta style productions which I have had the pleasure of participating in, my first show being Salad Days at the same theatre back in 1974!

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A talk about Southern Hill at Christ Church by Dennis Wood

Poster for Southern Hill talk

Local historian and author Dennis Wood will be giving a talk on the history of Southern Hill at 2pm on Wednesday 9 October at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading. Southern Hill is the name by which the area that now lies along Christchurch, Redlands and Upper Redlands Roads was once known.

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Thames Valley Police come to Gregg’s on 2 October

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team are holding a Have Your Say Meeting on Wednesday 2 October at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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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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Milman Road Health Centre Patient Participation Group on Saturday 28 September

The Milman Road Health Centre (MRHC) will hold its next patient participation group (PPG) at 10am on Saturday 28 September.

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