Reading Borough Council discusses Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards at planning applications committee this week

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards during planning applications committee next week. Continue reading


Meet your Whitley and Church councillors at the Community Café on 7 April

Meet your Reading Borough councillors at the Whitley Labour Ward Surgery and Church Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 7 April at 10.30am. They will be at the Community Café, Northumberland Avenue, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda says violent crime is rising. But is it?

Matt Rodda, Katesgrove councillor and Reading East MP

Reading East MP Matt Rodda recently gave his opinion that violent crime was rising and that the government should end police cuts. Mr Rodda used Thames Valley Police performance figures for Reading as evidence for this. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is wary of interpreting police crime report data to show trends in violent crime, and both Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) have suggested that recent rises in violent crime recorded by the police may be due to improvements in police recording procedures.

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