Meet your Katesgrove councillors at the Pau Brasil Café on 4 August

Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Katesgrove Labour Party Ward Surgery on Saturday 4 August at 10.30am. They will be at the Pau Brasil Café, 89 Mount Pleasant, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Building connections to tackle loneliness and isolation

By Jason Hilbourne.

Earlier this month the UK government announced it will allocate £11 million to charities through its Building Connections initiative to tackle loneliness and isolation. Part of this funding is now open for applications through the Big Lottery. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 24 August and the funding will be announced in December 2018.
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Reading Fringe – On the Couch – Thursday edition

The White Building

The second in a series of four On the Couch events from the Reading Fringe Festival at the White Building on King’s Road today (Thursday 25 July) had an unexpected Inner Distribution Road (IDR) theme. Alongside BBC Radio 3 presenter and fringe guest curator Fiona Talkington, the guests were Julie Simmonds, Jenny Halstead, Zsuzsi Lindsay (replacing Suzanne Stallard of Jelly who was unavailable) and Bobby Lonergan.

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Reading Fringe – On the Couch – Wednesday edition

From L to R: Sir John Madejski, Fiona Talkington, Zsuzsi Lindsay, Matthew Williams and John Luther

Reading Fringe Festival presented the first of a series of four ‘On the Couch‘ events today (Wednesday 25 July). BBC Radio 3 presenter and Fringe guest curator, Fiona Talkington navigated the panel of four of Reading’s cultural celebrities: Sir John Madejski, John Luther, Matthew Williams and Zsuzsi Lindsay through a lively and entertaining programme.

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Sale of the Central Club

The ‘Black History’ mural

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have agreed to sell the Central Club on London Street in Katesgrove to Red Line. They will develop the site and take over responsibility for the maintenance of the mural. Councillors were at pains to point out at RBC policy committee on 16 July, that the process of finding a new use for the club since it closed in 2006 has been protracted.

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