Help from the council with keeping warm this winter

By Jason Hilbourne.

Winter Watch is a scheme run by Reading Borough Council, together with local voluntary and health services, to help vulnerable people deal with the cold during the winter.

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Free Heartstart training at the WCDA on 15 December

The Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA) have organised training with Heartstart Swallowfield on 15 December to teach local residents what to do in a life-threatening emergency.

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Matthew Farrall charity gig at Readipop on 22 September

Club Velocity will present a charity gig in memory of Matthew Farrall on 22 September. Matthew, who died in April 2018, was an enthusiastic Whitley resident, Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA) trustee, Explore Reading and Whitley Pump contributor.

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WCDA defibrillator unveiled in memory of Matthew Farrall

From L: Steve Haines, Bob Bennett, Trisha Bennett and Stephanie Chard

The Whitley Community Development Association (WCDA) unveiled its new public access defibrillator on 28 July. The device was bought with funds donated by the friends of Matthew Farrall, who died in April 2018. The defibrillator is designed to help resuscitate people suffering a heart attack and is attached to the external wall of the South Reading Community Hub at 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7QA.

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Milman Road Health Centre gets a new website on 9 May

The new Milman Road Health Centre website, available from 9 May.

Milman Road Health Centre will get a new website on 9 May. Health centre manager Anne-Marie Dykes said that the new website will allow greater online interaction with the practice and help to reduce telephone traffic. She added that it will allow patients to communicate with the health centre when it suits them and the practice will aim to answer questions within two working days.

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