A busy August for young people in south Reading

Berkshire Youth and Reading Borough Council have teamed up to organise many events for young people in south Reading in August.

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Katesgrove, Whitley, Church and Redlands wards have £419,897 to spend

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is paid by developers or landowners on new developments and at least 15% of the money collected must be spent on local projects. Reading Borough Council (RBC) have agreed a way in which this money can be allocated that complies with government regulations and are now consulting with residents on which projects to prioritise.

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Reading Labour’s front bench and portfolio reshuffle

New lead councillor portfolios and appointments were agreed at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) AGM on 23 May. This reshuffle promoted Katesgrove ward councillor Sophia James to the front bench as lead councillor for neighbourhoods and communities, replacing Councillor Liz Terry who held a similar portfolio last year. Councillor Ashley Pearce, Church ward, took over the education portfolio from Councillor Tony Jones.

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