Councillor Rose Williams – a mayoral year in pictures

Katesgrove councillor Rose Williams has had a very busy mayoral year, packed with civic events and appearances alongside her duties as ward councillor. This evening, 23 May, the Mayor will hand over to her successor at the council Annual General Meeting at Reading Town Hall.

Sophia James, Matt Rodda and Rose Williams October 2017

The Whitley Pump was pleased to be able attend some of these to report on and photograph them.

  1. Reading’s new Mayor, councillor Rose Williams
  2. Reading and Düsseldorf celebrate the 70th anniversary of friendship
  3. Remembrance days 2017 & 1947 in pictures
  4. Mayor Rose Williams opens refurbished New Directions in Whitley
  5. Reading Museum opens new Abbey Gallery
  6. ‘Whitley Wood Album’ public art installed
  7. Reading Borough Council pageantry will be on show at the AGM on 23 May 2018

Community safety survey suggests 23% of Reading believes the town is a high crime area

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.

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‘Whitley Wood Album’ public art installed

The installation of the ‘Whitley Wood Album’, a set of three public artworks by Bruce Williams, was celebrated by the children of the Geoffrey Field Junior School in Whitley and the Reading mayor Rose Williams on 11 May.

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