Eastern Coley Meadows by the Kennet
Western Kennet path, near Rose Kiln Lane
Western Kennet path, from Rose Kiln Lane bridge
Reading Borough Council (RBC) have proposed to enter into a development agreement with H20 Urban and the Canal and River Trust to build a 100 berth marina, hotel and pub on the A33 side of the Kennet opposite Waterloo Meadows, according to the Katesgrove Labour group.
What a great view. From the top of the Cowsey on a clear day you can see directly down the glacial valley over to Tilehurst and its stark pale water tower with the wonderful Sulham Woods in the background.
We couldn’t help noticing that the Whitley Pump roundabout was looking a little dejected on the day of the Reading half marathon. Years ago it was on the route of the race, but not any more.
By Jason Hilbourne.
Avanti Cycling are offering free bike courses over the next month as part of the Reading Bikeability scheme.
The season has started at Katesgrove community allotment at Waterloo Meadows. Sessions led by Seth from food4families take place every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm.
Reading’s Cintra Park is a world away from how it was even five years ago. Some ‘orrible kids, dog mess, violence and drugs weren’t uncommon. My cricket team and I even found a shotgun cartridge in the outfield when playing a game one evening.
South Reading Community Centre
Sun sets on the Katesgrove children’s centre
Details on the proposed remodelling of Reading’s children’s centres will be publicised at events held across the town until the beginning of March.
Beech tree (I think) in winter
Oi! You! Gimme food!
The old rose garden looking north
The old rose garden looking south
The old rose garden looking west
The Harris Garden on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus remains open throughout the winter.
The sun sets on the Katesgrove children’s centre
Reading Borough Council has proposed to replace the town’s 13 children’s centres with four ‘children and family centre hubs’. Under the proposal, Katesgrove children’s centre would be replaced by the Sun Street Youth and Community Centre at Cemetery Junction.
Inside the Huntley, Boorne & Stevens tin works
After much public interest and a prolonged campaign it is not surprising that the first application to be heard at Wednesday 7 December Planning Applications Committee was the proposed demolition of the After Dark Club. But it is not just the club that was under threat.
The Waterloo Meadows children’s centre
Santa visits Katesgrove
The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its Christmas Fair on Saturday 10 December, from 12 noon until 3pm at Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road.
Another of Katesgrove’s notable residents buried in Reading Old Cemetery is John Cecil Grainger who was vicar of St Giles’ Church from 1834 to 1857.
The Reading Town Meal, now in its fourth year, got off to a wet start in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 1 October.
The Reading Town Meal, which will take place on Saturday 1 October in Forbury Gardens, has already received some gifts of produce. The main collection of vegetables and salad donations are being organised for next week.
Earlier this year, the Whitley Pump reported on the spring clean that was undertaken by the Parks team of Reading Borough Council at Reading Old Cemetery at the eponymous junction.
Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) have joined up with Food4families to establish a community allotment at Waterloo Meadows. Work on the plot started in July and there has already been some produce to harvest.
Here at the international HQ of the Whitley Pump on top of Katesgrove Hill, we decided to celebrate our first birthday by ‘beating the bounds‘ of Katesgrove ward. This is a walk of over 4 miles around the perimeter of the ward, or as near to the perimeter as can be obtained without swimming or getting run over.
Waterloo Meadows clean up
Deep clean of Highgrove Street
Glass Recycling Containers on Elgar Road
Street Care Team in Mount Street
Reading Rescue Event 9 October 2015
Katesgrove Community Association, Thames Water and Reading Borough Council are working together on a Katesgrove clean up tomorrow afternoon Thursday, 25 August 2016.
The jubilee cedar in 2016
Longbarn Lane Recreation Ground
Beat Box 108
The Tank at Spring Gardens
Have your say on the future of public parks. A national survey has been launched as part of an inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on parks and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.
After the evening’s work this is what the tree nursery looked like.