South Street is starting to look different with work on the bar extension to South Street Arts Centre nearing completion and the demolition of the Zoar Baptist Chapel. Continue reading
The Breakfast Box
The Pheasant and the view over the town centre
The Hop Leaf
Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant
The Food Standards Agency and Reading Borough Council regularly inspect businesses in the town and scores their food hygiene from 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent). Here is a list of some of the establishments around Katesgrove who have earned the highest food hygiene ratings.
Lauren Heath’s funeral cortege
After Dark club
Katesgrove councillors Sophia James (left) and Rose Williams (right)
Dorset wagon at MERL
South Reading Community Centre
Reading Bowling Club weathervane
Harris garden in Spring
A cat of Cat’s Grove
RISC ‘stones’ room
Some years are defined by great songs, some by great personalities, some by great tragedies. This year has been alarming both nationally and internationally, but on the oft-ignored local level, the year was defined by the sound of the tide going out on civic society. The world clearly has bigger problems than the damage wrought by the tortured thrashing of Reading Borough Council as it gets strangled by central government, but one can only be dismayed at the prospect of more of the same next year, exacerbated by the council’s difficulty in controlling its finances.
The beat you can enjoy between meals.
The Rising Sun Arts Centre resurrected Veggie Dining on 20 November 2016 as part of its 25th anniversary.
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.
Miah’s Saffron Restaurant at 39 Whitley Street has closed. The banner over the front window says that a Korean restaurant ‘Gooi Nara’ is coming soon.
The Kennet at Blake’s Lock
This year’s Water Fest on 11 June features an exhibition of images of the Kennet & Avon canal in Reading by photographer and historian Chris Forsey of the Reading Chronicle.
Hop Leaf Hanging Baskets
The Reading in Bloom competition for 2016 has been launched. It is open to gardens, allotments and other commercial floral displays within the boundaries of Reading Borough Council.
Reading Town Meal are crowdfunding for this year’s event which will take place in the Forbury Gardens. The target is to raise £3,000 towards the £5,000 cost of holding the event.