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  • Proposal to change the way services are delivered by Reading Borough Council

    Reading Borough Council agreed a Medium Term Financial Plan in February which means that over the next three years it must achieve £42m in cost reduction from a net budget for services of £143m. As part of the plan circa £2m was identified as efficiency savings from a range of services... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • East Reading Area Study

    UPDATE: The drop in session has now been moved to 30 July 2018, 3 to 9pm at Wycliffe Baptist Church. We have been asked to consider the introduction of an on-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in East Reading, due to parking pressures in this area of Reading. ... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Waiting Restriction Review Programme 2018A

    To introduce, remove or amend existing waiting restrictions and parking places either in the interests of safety or in response to demand. This has necessitated changing or revising existing Traffic Orders. Objections or comments should be sent in by: filling out the online survey below ... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Hackney carriage and private hire policy

    The Hackney carriage and private hire policy is an existing policy which has been updated, details of which can be viewed in appendix A to R. The objectives of this policy are to: To protect the public; Ensure hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are... More
    Opened 2 weeks ago
  • Harrow Court - Resident Permit Parking

    We have been asked to consider the introduction of an on-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in Harrow Court, due to parking pressures in this area of Reading. An informal consultation was conducted in January this year, the results demonstrating that there was majority... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Consultation on Changes to the Concessionary Fares Scheme for Access Pass Holders

    Like all local authorities, Reading Borough Council faces significant financial pressures with reduced funding from central government and increasing demand on its services. These pressures are predicted to increase in the future. The Council therefore needs to make savings to ensure it is able... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Draft Hosier Street Area Development Framework

    The Council has published the D raft Hosier Street Area Development Framework for consultation and is seeking your views on document and the proposals set out in the document for the future development of this important town centre area. The Hosier Street area is an area of... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Consultation on allocation of the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy

    The Council collects money for infrastructure from new developments through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a charge based on the floorspace of new developments. Under the CIL regulations, 15% of the money collected must be spent on infrastructure provision in the... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Consultation Survey for Parents linked to the new secondary school in Reading

    Following a major expansion of primary school places in Reading over the last two years, the local authority is now looking into expanding secondary school places to meet increased demand within the Borough. The opening of The Wren School, the UTC and Maiden Erlegh (Reading) started a process... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Proposed Extension to St Peters Conservation Area and the St Peters Conservation Area Appraisal

    The Council, in association with the Caversham and District Residents Association (CADRA) and the Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC), are consulting on a proposed extension to St Peters Conservation Area and the Updated St Peters Conservation Area Appraisal. CADRA, with... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Gambling policy consultation

    Gambling Act 2005 Gambling Statement of Licensing Principles – Review You may already be aware that the law relating to gambling changed in 2006. Under the Gambling Act 2005 the Council is required to review it’s policy every three years or when the council believes... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Hospital & university area: pay and display charging and minor changes

    A parking scheme was implemented around the Hospital & University area in early 2017, consisting of Resident Permit and Pay & Display restrictions, in addition to localised yellow-line restrictions. A scheme update was reported to the Sub-Committee at its September 2017 meeting with the... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Proposed Little John’s Lane Area Resident Permit Scheme

    The request for a Resident Permit Parking scheme in the area bounded by Oxford Road, Alma Road and Chester Street has been high, as residents feel parking issues continue to worsen. An informal consultation was carried out between 9 th October 2017 and 10 th November 2017. Based on the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Licensing Policy consultation

    The Council is required to consult on its licensing policy every five years. The Cumulative Impact Assessment - contained within the licensing policy - is required to be consulted on every three years. The consultation will expire on 19th August and comments received after this will not be... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Drug and Alcohol Strategy Consultation

    The Reading Drug and Alcohol Commissioning Strategy for Young People and Adults 2018-2022 sets out Reading’s drug and alcohol related vision and priorities for the next five years. The strategy has a community-wide focus, including children, young people and adults - whether they are... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Your Library Services. Your Say

    In 2016 we consulted on changes to the library service. Many of these changes were introduced from 2017 and enabled us to save £290,000 from the library service budget. We are now launching a further consultation. More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Waiting Restriction Review 2017B

    To introduce, remove or amend existing waiting restrictions and parking places either in the interests of safety or in response to demand. This has necessitated changing or revising existing Traffic Orders. Objections or comments should be sent in writing by no later than 1st March 2018. More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Proposed Town Centre Pay & Display – extending hours of operation

    As an approved Council ‘savings’ proposal and to better manage on-street parking and traffic flow in the town centre overnight, it is proposed that the on-street Pay and Display restrictions apply 24 hours per day. Objections to the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Proposed Bus Lane

    Proposed implementation of enforceable bus lane restrictions, as part of the Council’s South Reading MRT scheme, as detailed below: London Street, southbound bus lane: A southbound bus lane will be built by utilising spare space currently hatched out on London Street from its junction with... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Proposed Pay & Display

    Officers have conducted a review of existing local area limited-waiting restrictions, such as single-yellow-line restrictions and bays with short-duration free parking, in the context of considering more effective management of parking for that area. Limited waiting restrictions are difficult... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Local Healthwatch for Reading and Wokingham

    Every local authority in England has a duty to put in place a local Healthwatch – an independent organisation which listens to people’s views and shares them with those who have the power to make local services better. Across Reading and Wokingham, local Healthwatches support people to get... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • New Local Plan

    Consultation on a Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan began on 30 th November 2017 and will last until Friday 26 th January 2018, and the Council welcomes your comments. The Pre-Submission Draft is a revised version of the draft that was consulted on in May and June, and is the version that the... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

    Overview of PSPOs The Anti-Social Behaviour, Police and Crime Act 2014 introduced new powers on the 20 th October 2014 for dealing with local neighbourhood issues. Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced as one of the tools and are designed to improve public safety in a... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Changes to catering services provided at Cedar Court, Oak Tree House and The Maples

    We are currently reviewing the catering service which was originally set up to provide hot meals at lunchtime to tenants and local residents at Cedar Court and Oak Tree House extra care housing services. The caterer also delivers hot meals to day service users of The Maples (based at Rivermead)... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for Reading 2018/19

    Why are we consulting about the Council Tax Support Scheme? Reading Borough Council continues to face the challenge of the most difficult budget position in its history. Demand for key Council services - like caring for vulnerable adults and children - is rising at a time of unprecedented and... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Local Offer Survey 2017/2018

    We would like to gather feedback from parent carers, children and young people about the SEND Local Offer. This will help us further improve the information, accessibility, usage and will assist us in developing and improving the Local Offer working in partnership with families and young... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Community Safety Survey

    The purpose of this survey is to ask residents their views about issues such as crime and disorder, litter, parking and anti-social behaviour amongst other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading. The Safer Neighbourhood Forums (formerly known as Neighbourhood Action Groups) are... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Narrowing the Gap II - Community Services Commissioning Framework

    Help shape plans from 2018 to 2022 Community providers and other stakeholders are invited to submit their comments on plans for a new commissioning framework for services operating from June 2018. Reading Borough Council will host the Narrowing the Gap II Commissioning Framework, but: ... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Gypsy and Traveller Provision Consultation

    Local authorities are required to periodically assess the need for gypsy and traveller accommodation in their areas. As part of the Council’s Local Plan process, an up to date Gypsy and Traveller, Travelling Showperson and Houseboat Dweller Accommodation Assessment was completed in September... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • New Directions - End of Learning Evaluation 2017-18

    Have your say 2017-18, end of learning evaluation form More
    Opened 10 months ago
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