RBC unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 can now be inspected

Mr George Lovejoy (1808-1883), in his time one of the auditors of the accounts of Reading corporation, would have been packed up and almost ready to be off on his holidays when this summer’s reading for Readingas finally arrived. The unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 have been published and along with “all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to those accounts” can be inspected weekdays from 9.30am until 4.30pm until 20 September 2019.

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Friends of the IDR respond to the RBC transport consultation

The Black History Mural and the IDR

The Whitley Pump asked Reg Vastern-King, chair of the Friends of the IDR (Inner Distribution Road), what he thought about the Reading Borough Council (RBC) consultation on transport strategy; he was not impressed. “I just don’t understand,” he said “how can you carry out a transport strategy consultation which does not even ask how you feel about the IDR?”

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Reading Borough Council’s ‘Active Reading’ consultation

Here at the Whitley Pump offices where we sit all day, every day, in front of our computers, with the curtains drawn and a pile of empty coffee cups in the sink, we thought we should have a look at what Active Reading was all about. The council’s online consultation only runs until 14 August so we thought we had better get our skates on.

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Reading’s Transport Strategy 2036 Consultation comes to south Reading

The first drop-in event for Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Transport Strategy 2036 consultation will take place at the south Reading community hub, 252 Northumberland Avenue, on Tuesday 6 August from 3pm until 6.30pm.

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Reading Borough Council’s 2016/17 accounts have arrived at their final destination

Beam me up Scottie!

Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 were signed off by the auditors Ernst & Young (EY) on 19 July. The RBC audit and governance committee on 23 July was informed of the completion of the tortuous and frustrating process that the audit had become. EY’s audit results report sets out numerous failings in the accounts which mean that the audit report has been qualified.

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Dr Brock delivers a lecture on democracy

Last Monday night’s policy committee agreed to recommend an increase of two councillors, bringing the total in Reading Borough to 48, as part of the ward boundary review being carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE). Continuance of the current programme of electing one third of councillors in three out of four years was also approved. Leader of the council Jason Brock took the opportunity to deliver a lecture on democracy and the changing nature of the role of councillors, which is available on webcast.

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