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Jun 27

End of Uni Year Clean-Up

Tweet 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 …

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Jan 05

Changes Proposed to Residents’ Parking Permit Scheme

Tweet 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 …

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Jan 01

Council Recycling Your Christmas Trees

Tweet 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 …

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Dec 21

Festive Thank You to the Foster Squad

Tweet 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 …

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Nov 25

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

Tweet 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 …

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Nov 05

Voluntary ‘To Let’ Sign Ban Breached – Why?

Tweet 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 …

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Sep 30

Innovative Scheme to Protect Parking in ‘Old Redlands’

Tweet 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 …

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Sep 17

Closure of Arthur Hill Swimming Pool

Tweet It is with sadness and a complete acknowledgment that the decision to close Arthur Hill Pool in December is a tough one for people to accept or understand.  We know people are hugely fond of Arthur Hill, people learnt to swim there, it is small, local and quite cosy.  But it is also 105 …

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Aug 10

Trees have to be felled

Tweet For safety reasons, sadly the council has to fell some street trees in Redlands Ward during the next couple of weeks. In Craven Road there are 2 Lime trees with extensive decay at the base and in Eldon Square there is another Lime tree with extensive decay at the base.  It is sad to …

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May 25

Council Submits Plans to Provide 28 Temporary Homes

Tweet PLANS to create 28 temporary homes for people on the council’s housing register have now been submitted. The proposals are for modular homes on the site of the former mobile home park in Lowfield Road, Caversham. The scheme is part of Reading Borough Council’s Homelessness Strategy 2015 – 2020 which aims to tackle the …

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