Meet your Redlands Labour councillors at the St Luke’s Church on 14 September

St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road

Meet your Reading Borough Labour councillors at the Redlands Labour Ward Surgery on Saturday 14 September at 10.30am. They will be at the St Luke’s Church, Erleigh Road, Reading for an hour and a half.

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Funding available to promote physical well-being in Whitley and Church wards

Get Berkshire Active is offering between £750 and £2000 to established organisations providing new physical activity and sport opportunities for inactive people living in deprived areas in Berkshire, including Reading’s Whitley, Church and Norcot wards.

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Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda vote different ways on the need to avoid no-deal Brexit

3 September was the Reading MPs’ first day back in the House of Commons after the parliamentary summer recess. Matt Rodda (Labour MP for Reading East) and Alok Sharma (Conservative MP for Reading West) both voted on Sir Oliver Letwin’s motion on European Union (withdrawal).

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‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’ – exhibition at the Turbine House at the Riverside Museum

‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town’

A new exhibition of artworks inspired by Oscar Wilde‘s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol‘ opened on Saturday 31 August in the Turbine House of the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock. ‘In Reading Gaol by Reading Town‘ features works by 20 Reading artists curated by fellow local artists Jenny Halstead and Linda Saul.

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The changing nature of Christchurch Green

By Simone Illger.

Christchurch Road parade, Reading

I’ve occupied my present home in Northcourt Avenue, Reading for 30 years, but I’ve lived in the Whitley area my whole life. In that time, I’ve witnessed a lot of change as Reading has grown and the number of people living and working in the town has followed suit. Traffic and parking issues appear to be an inevitable part of this growth.

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LGBCE consultation on Reading ward boundary changes has opened

Reading ward boundaries © Crown copyright and database rights 2019

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s (LGBCE) consultation on ward boundary changes in Reading has now opened. The LGBCE is undertaking a review because five of Reading’s wards including Church, Redlands and Whitley have elector populations that are more than 10% above or below the average for the borough.

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Why the dolly stop was needed on Mount Pleasant

The Silver Street bus stop is currently closed because of works at 79 Silver Street, where a block of 61 student rooms is being built. The bus stop has been relocated a small distance up Mount Pleasant, and part of the pavement directly in front of the building closed off. This was all set out in the relevant approved planning applications and approvals.

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