Reading Buses’ scarlet 9 route will change from Monday 24 July. It will still connect Whitley with the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the town centre, but will no longer run along Northumberland Avenue or follow the Shinfield Road into town.
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Matt Rodda has been elected as the MP for Reading East and Alok Sharma was re-elected as MP for Reading West.
The final list of candidates for the 8 June general election has been released.
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.
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.
Reading’s 111 urgent care and health advice telephone line is due to be handed over to a new service provider and users of South Reading GP services are invited to have their say.
Reading Borough Council (RBC) intends to implement a 20mph zone in many residential streets in east Reading, from Kendrick Road to the borough boundary with Wokingham, before May 2016.