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Jul 20

Saved from Demolition – 3 Craven Road

I was delighted that at Planning Committee on 19 July, members unanimously agreed that we should serve an immediate Article 4 to remove Permitted Development Rights for the demolition of the locally listed building at 3 Craven Road, RG1 5LE. The Hospital Trust had applied under ‘permitted rights’ to demolish all the buildings on the …

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Jun 30

Waterloo Meadows BMX track receives a facelift in time for summer

WORK is underway to renovate the popular BMX track at Waterloo Meadows this week so that youngsters can enjoy it when the school holidays start. Improvement works on the track, first installed back in 2004, are part of an ongoing programme of leisure related capital improvements across the Borough which also include The work at …

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Jun 29

Households Respond Well to Waste Collections Changes

HOUSEHOLDS are being thanked for their co-operation four months after major changes were introduced to the borough’s waste collection service. Collection rounds were reorganised, bin days changed and existing service standards more rigorously enforced for the first time in 10 years in February 2017. Charges were also introduced for the doorstep collection of garden waste …

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Jun 27

End of Uni Year Clean-Up

The University have been working hard to get students who live in privately rented houses in Redlands to dispose of unwanted items responsibly.  They have lots of recycling schemes and have provided advice about how to recycle and dispose of waste. As in previous years RBC waste disposal crews will be asked to take reasonable …

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Jan 05

Changes Proposed to Residents’ Parking Permit Scheme

A RAFT of changes to the Residents’ Parking Permit scheme is being proposed following a review of the operation. A Task & Finish group was established in June 2016 to take an in-depth look at parking pressures in the town and the obvious impact on local residents. Reading’s Residents Parking Scheme is now 40 years …

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Jan 01

Council Recycling Your Christmas Trees

Please bring your trees along to one of the many sites across Reading. Christmas Tree recycling sites open on 2nd January and stay open until 17th January. They will be in car parks at the following locations: Mapledurham Playing Fields Clayfield Copse Hills Meadow Rivermead Leisure Complex Kensington Road Recreation Ground Prospect Park Meadway Recreation …

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Dec 21

Festive Thank You to the Foster Squad

A GROUP of youngsters from the Foster Squad got into the Christmas spirit at a special festive session. The council-run group is open to the children of foster carers and it meets every month. The youngsters decide which activities they would like to do in future sessions. Recent activities have included street dancing, learning sign …

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Nov 25

Reading Quality Foods [Northumberland Ave] closed after a major rat and cockroach infestation

Reading Quality Foods and Al-Muzammil Halal Meat (based within Reading Quality Foods), 73-75 Northumberland Avenue, were closed by the Council’s food and safety team on 7th November, using a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice. Reading Magistrates confirmed on 18th November that the Council had made the correct decision to issue the notice and close both shops. …

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Nov 05

Voluntary ‘To Let’ Sign Ban Breached – Why?

No sooner have the new students settled into their new homes for the Uni year than a sign appears outside their home saying it is available To Tet … But not until next summer, in 10 months’ time! We have had several contacts from residents in the last few days saying that the Letting Agent …

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Sep 30

Innovative Scheme to Protect Parking in ‘Old Redlands’

Since Redlands first elected Labour Councillor Jan Gavin in 2011 she has made sorting out the problems of residents parking a top priority. As Jan was joined on Reading Council, with the successive Labour victories of Tony Jones and David Absolom respectively, they have formed a formidable team in working directly with local residents to …

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