Reading’s Caribbean groups ‘demand their birthright’ with the Central Club

The ‘Black History’ mural

Reading’s Caribbean Associations Group (CAG) vowed to fight Reading Borough Council (RBC) at a packed meeting at RISC on Friday 4 August. The Aspire Community Interest Company (CIC), founded by CAG, had bid for London Street’s Central Club and its famous ‘Black History’ mural, but the council had decided to put the site on the open market instead.

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Quakers’ reverse hustings a huge success

Left to right: Jamie Whitham (standing up), Andy Kirkwood, Olivia Bailey, Ricky Duveen, convenor John Crosfield (white rosette) and timekeeper Christina Hughes Nind, Michael Turberville, Matt Rodda, James Moore.

Over a hundred people attended the ‘Reverse Hustings’ at Katesgrove’s Quaker Meeting House on 31 May. Members of the public gave candidates their views and asked questions on subjects ranging from homelessness to sustainability.

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