The 2017 Christmas fete at Christ Church, Reading

Christmas tree at Christ Church Christmas fete 2017

Christ Church, the church whose elegant spire looks down Kendrick Road, had its 2017 Christmas fete on Saturday 9 December.

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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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