The season has started at Katesgrove community allotment at Waterloo Meadows. Sessions led by Seth from food4families take place every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm.
Dave, who might actually be ‘Arry, lives on Boults Walk with his daughter and niece Tinkerbell.
Most people love the red kites that have been wheeling, swooping, mewing and whistling over our town increasingly over the past few years.
Katesgrove councillor Matt Rodda (Labour) accused Greens and Liberal Democrats of “wanting to have their cake and eat it” in a party political clash over measures to reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
All residents should have received a letter from the council setting out the changes that are taking place on bin collection days. There will also be a stricter regime in place on what will and will not be collected.
The old rose garden looking south
The old rose garden looking north
Beech tree (I think) in winter
The old rose garden looking west
Oi! You! Gimme food!
The Harris Garden on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus remains open throughout the winter.
Reading Bowling Club weathervane
Harris garden in Spring
Dorset wagon at MERL
RISC ‘stones’ room
Katesgrove councillors Sophia James (left) and Rose Williams (right)
Lauren Heath’s funeral cortege
After Dark club
South Reading Community Centre
A cat of Cat’s Grove
Some years are defined by great songs, some by great personalities, some by great tragedies. This year has been alarming both nationally and internationally, but on the oft-ignored local level, the year was defined by the sound of the tide going out on civic society. The world clearly has bigger problems than the damage wrought by the tortured thrashing of Reading Borough Council as it gets strangled by central government, but one can only be dismayed at the prospect of more of the same next year, exacerbated by the council’s difficulty in controlling its finances.
Phoebe Cusden, Mayor of Reading 70 years ago, was pipped at the post in the naming competition for Reading’s pedestrian bridge over the Thames this year.
Reading Buses, winner of the gold ‘Environment Award’ at the 2016 Bus Awards, were the good news on the night at Reading Borough Council’s recent Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport (SEPT) Committee meeting. The bus company were also named second in the overall competition and picked up a collection of other prizes. The awards ceremony was going on at the same time as the committee meeting and somehow the news penetrated the council chamber.
Last week’s Council Meeting was longer than some Wagner operas and councillors were visibly flagging by the end. So much so, that the final agenda item was almost forgotten.