Milman Road health centre patient group meets on 9 December

The practice of Dr Mittal and partners have invited users of Milman Road health centre to a patient participation group (PPG) meeting at 10am on Saturday 9 December.

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Katesgrove Community Association moves to bi-monthly meetings

About thirty people attended the Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) annual general meeting at Katesgrove primary school on 15 November, including Reading’s mayor Councillor Rose Williams, Reading Borough Council officials, officers from Thames Valley Police and six mini-police.

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Reading University asks for public feedback on St Patrick’s redevelopment plans

The University of Reading is looking for public comment on its new proposals to redevelop St Patrick’s hall on Northcourt Avenue. The university withdrew its previous proposal after a petition, protest from the Victorian Society and the local listing of Pearson’s Court by Reading Borough Council.

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Reading Borough Council involved in ‘obfuscation and deception’ says Aspire chair

Keith Kerr, Aspire CIC chair

The dispute between Reading’s Afro-Caribbean communities and Reading Borough Council (RBC) over a bid to acquire the old Central Club on London Street and its ‘black history’ mural led to a public demonstration through the town centre on 25 September. Keith Kerr, the chair of the legal entity set up to manage the bid on behalf of Reading’s Afro-Caribbeans, the Aspire Community Interest Company (CIC), talked to the Whitley Pump about what he intended for the site, how much he was willing to pay for it and how he feels the bid has been mistreated by RBC.

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Patients’ opinions mixed on south Reading GP surgeries

NHS England published the results of their GP patient survey in July. The survey assessed patients’ experience of their GP practice across the country. The surgeries with the highest patient satisfaction in the town tended to be in Caversham and Tilehurst, while the surgeries with the lowest patient satisfaction clustered around Calcot, Whitley and the town centre.

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Reading MPs vote different ways on the EU withdrawal bill

The EU withdrawal bill passed its first parliamentary test on the night of 11 September by 326 votes to 290. Both Reading MPs Matt Rodda (Reading East, Labour) and Alok Sharma (Reading West, Conservative) voted in line with their respective parties; Matt Rodda voted against the bill and Alok Sharma voted for it.

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