Reading Town Meal food review

by Matthew Farrall, Gillie T, Evelyn & Paul Williams

Two courses of locally produced allotment and garden goodness were served at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 30 September. The free meal was thoroughly enjoyed by the Whitley Pump review panel.

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Is east Reading’s MP voting for his constituency?

Cemetery Junction

The MP for Reading East, Rob Wilson, voted in parliament in February to give the prime minister power to trigger ‘article 50’ that begins the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. There was the briefest of Twitter storms at about the same time whether the Reading East constituency had voted to leave or to remain in the EU, and whether Rob Wilson was representing his constituents.

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A year in planning

Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

The apparently relentless drive to convert the area’s pubs, offices and vacant lots into flats and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continued apace this year. Some proposals, including the demolition of the After Dark Club and the Woodley Arms, were rejected, whilst others, such as the new residential care home near the Rising Sun Arts Centre, will proceed. The saving of the South Street Arts Centre was a major success in keeping Katesgrove at the front of Reading’s arts scene.

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Katesgrovians asked for opinion on IDR underpass

Users of the IDR underpass between Katesgrove Lane and the County Lock were asked their opinion on Thursday 15 December.

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