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    Opened 20 May 2024
  • Victoria Park Play Area

    Victoria Park is a popular park in the Abbey Ward. The current play area needs relocating and the equipment upgraded. The project is to create a new, exciting and accessible play area for children between 3 years to 12 years. We have received 5 designs from play companies and are asking the public to vote on their preferred design. The results will be part of RBC’s tender selection process. The consultation will be open for voting from 7/5/24 till 10/6/24. More
    Closed 19 May 2024
  • Draft Christchurch Conservation Area Appraisal

    The council is consulting on a new appraisal for the Christchurch Conservation Area. This appraisal has been drafted by the Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee. The appraisal details the special interest of the conservation area, and proposes an extension to its boundaries, as well as an action plan for preserving and enhancing the area. We are publishing this appraisal for consultation, and we welcome your views. Comments should be submitted by e-mail to ... More
    Closed 19 May 2024
  • Preparing for Adulthood Policy (Children Services to Adult Social Care)

    Brighter Futures for Children (BFFC) and Reading Borough Council, Adult Social Care (RBC) are currently refreshing the Preparing for Adulthood Policy. This proposed policy sets out the responsibilities of both BFFC and RBC to ensure that children who are eligible for support from Adult Social Care when they reach the age of 18 are known to Adult Services to ensure the journey from Childrens’ to Adults’ Services is properly planned and seamless for the young person... More
    Closed 18 May 2024
  • Upper Redlands Road New Waiting and Parking Restrictions

    Reading was awarded funding from Active Travel Fund, tranche 4, for the delivery of the pedestrian crossing at Upper Redlands Road to the value of £75,000. This scheme would deliver a pedestrian crossing on Upper Redlands Road and is jointly promoted by the Council, St Joseph’s College and University of Reading. There is no safe place for children, university students or local residents to cross Upper Redlands Road. This scheme would provide safer routes for children to walk to... More
    Closed 1 May 2024
  • Wensley Road Estate Improvements Drop ins

    We have been running the Wensley road Estate drop ins every other month for several years. The sessions are well attended but we want to make sure that the information provided is accessible for the majority of people living in the area, or if there is something else we can do to encourage more people to come along with their queries. I would be grateful if you could spare 5 minutes to let us know how you would like to communicate with us More
    Closed 21 April 2024
  • Revocation of Bus Lane A329 Oxford Road

    The National Bus Strategy ‘Bus Back Better’ was published in March 2021 as part of a £3 billion funding package aimed at building back Britain’s bus services. It sets out how the Government intends to deliver on its commitment to achieve ambitious and far-reading reform of the bus services sector. As part of this funding, the Council were awarded £26m to improve the Bus Services and infrastructure, and to support growth of the public transport network. The... More
    Closed 12 April 2024
  • Waiting Restriction Review Programme 2023B

    To introduce, remove or amend existing waiting restrictions and parking places within the Borough of Reading. These changes have been requested by either members of the public or by local Ward Councillors. Some of these changes are intended to reduce safety risks for motorists and pedestrians. Drawings of the proposals can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Objections or comments should be sent in by: Filling out the online survey below ... More
    Closed 12 April 2024
  • A33 Rose Kiln Lane Speed Limit Reduction

    The National Bus Strategy ‘Bus Back Better’ was published in March 2021 as part of a £3billion funding package aimed at building back Britain’s bus services. It sets out how the Government intends to deliver on its commitment to achieve ambitious and far-reading reform of the bus services sector. As part of this funding, the Council were awarded £26m to improve the Bus Services and infrastructure, and to support growth of the public transport network. The measures proposed are... More
    Closed 5 April 2024
  • Kings Road Outbound Bus Lane Change of Use

    We are seeking your views regarding a proposed change to the vehicles that can use the outbound (eastbound) bus lanes on Kings Road, which will include the section approaching the traffic signals toward Watlington Street. A plan is included in the ‘Related’ documents section below. The proposal is to allow use of the facility by buses, motorcyclists and cyclists, to restrict existing hackney carriage vehicle use to only those licenced by Reading Borough Council, and to allow use by... More
    Closed 21 February 2024
  • Westfield Road Recreation Ground

    Westfield Road Recreation Ground is a popular park that has a toddler play area and a section of tarmac hardstanding. We want to invest £200,000 to improve the recreation ground. The project will make the site more accessible and combine both areas. The new play area will include play equipment for children of 3 to 12 years of all abilities. There are 3 exciting designs for residents to choose from. More
    Closed 14 February 2024
  • Upper Redlands Road zebra crossing

    Reading was awarded funding from Active Travel Fund, tranche 4, for the delivery of the pedestrian crossing at Upper Redlands Road to the value of £75,000. This scheme would deliver a pedestrian crossing on Upper Redlands Road and is jointly promoted by the Council, St Joseph’s College and University of Reading. There is no safe place for children, university students or local residents to cross Upper Redlands Road. This scheme would provide safer routes for children to walk to... More
    Closed 8 February 2024
  • Whitley Orchard Expansion

    At the start of 2023, a number of fruit trees were planted in South Whitley Recreation Ground, near the entrance from Lexington Grove. The hope is that over time, the fruit trees will begin to bear fruit and local residents and visitors will be able to pick fruit to eat and use as they see fit. The orchard will be free and open for all to enjoy. We hope to plant more trees in the area to make it a more exciting and vibrant location. We are also hoping to create a community group of local... More
    Closed 5 February 2024
  • Local Plan Partial Update Consultation on Scope and Content

    We are currently consulting on a Partial Update to our Local Plan. Our Local Plan is the document that sets out the strategy for how development takes place in Reading, and is the main consideration in deciding planning applications. The existing Local Plan was adopted in November 2019, and we are now carrying out an update to make sure that key parts of the plan are up to date to help us achieve the development that best meets our needs. For example, the existing local plan requires... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Reading Borough Council's Budget Engagement 2024/25

    Reading Borough Council is engaging on its budget for the financial year 2024/25. We are inviting input from people who live and work in Reading, partners, local businesses, and people who come into Reading to use our services. The consultation is open from 15 December 2023 to 19 January 2024. If you require this consultation in another format such as large print, braille or in translation please email budget@reading.gov.uk More
    Closed 19 January 2024
  • Air Quality Action Plan 2024-2029 consultation

    We are currently consulting on a new Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) which sets out how the council intends to improve air quality in Reading. The previous action plan ran from 2016 and focused on actions to reduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO 2 ) to achieve compliance with national objectives. Several successful initiatives have been delivered that have helped to improve air quality over this period: Construction of Green Park Station, which formally opened in May 2023. The new... More
    Closed 17 January 2024
  • Station Hill- Garrard Street&Friar Street

    This alteration to the Traffic Regulation Order is linked to the Station Hill development formerly known as Friars Walk. They include alterations to the taxi rank and waiting restrictions located along Friar Street as well as the pay and display bays and waiting restrictions along Garrard Street. The alterations are required to help facilitate a revised pedestrian crossing facility on Friar Street and the creation of new vehicular accesses to the development from Garrard... More
    Closed 7 January 2024
  • Deacon Way

    This alteration to the Traffic Regulation Order is linked to the development at the Reading Cold Store site, Deacon Way. These changes are required to help facilitate access to the development site as a result of the relocated vehicle access permitted as part of planning application 221003. The proposal consists of redistributing the existing single and double yellow line waiting restrictions on both sides of Deacon Way in the vicinity of the site. The details of which are... More
    Closed 7 January 2024
  • Consultation on Allotment Rents, Discounts and Waste Collection Charges

    In April 2025, the Council will make changes to allotment rent and discount levels, waste collection charges and the Tenancy Agreement and will develop proposals for allotment waste collection charges . We have a duty to give 12 months’ written notice of the proposed changes and are advised to “listen to stakeholder opinion”. The Council is seeking opinion from allotment plotholders and residents on allotment waiting lists about: proposed increases in... More
    Closed 20 December 2023
  • Reading Transport Strategy 2040 - Statutory Consultation

    Overview Transport matters to all of us. It connects us with our workplaces, schools, friends, and families. It helps our economy to grow and our town to thrive, but it also affects the environment which surrounds us, our health, the quality of the air we breathe, and the safety of the streets where we live. With more homes and businesses attracted to the area, doing nothing about our transport system is not an option. Every local authority is... More
    Closed 11 December 2023
  • Bus Service Improvement Plan Statutory-Consultation

    Bus Service Improvement Plan – Bus Lane scheme update. Reading Borough Council has been awarded over £26m funding from Central Government to improve bus services in the borough ,which is the third highest funding award (per head of population) in the country. This funding is a result of the ambitious plans set out within our Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which includes a range of initiative including cheaper and simpler fares, enhanced services and new infrastructure to... More
    Closed 7 December 2023
  • Informal Consultation: Kings Road Outbound Bus Lane Change of Use

    We are seeking your views regarding a potential change to the vehicles that can use the outbound (eastbound) bus lane on Kings Road, which will include the section approaching the traffic signals toward Watlington Street. A plan is included in the ‘Related’ documents section below. The decision to undertake this informal consultation was made at the September 2023 meeting of the Council’s Traffic Management Sub-Committee and followed an officer update report relating to... More
    Closed 30 November 2023
  • The Reading Borough Council Smoke Control Order 2023

    Borough Wide Smoke Control Area In 1975 the last of 21 Smoke Control Areas (SCAs) was agreed, added together, these cover 62% of the borough. To protect all of Reading’s residents from the effects of air pollution that comes from burning solid fuel indoors, the Council is planning to expand the pre-existing SCAs to cover the whole of Reading as a SCA. This is a part of wider efforts to improve air quality across the borough. It is proposed to... More
    Closed 16 October 2023
  • Waterloo Meadows play area designs

    Waterloo Meadows is a popular park that has facilities such as a recently renovated ball court and zipwire unit, as well as a play area that caters for children between the ages of 2 years to 12 years. The current play area needs re-landscaping and new play equipment. The project is to renovate the play area , change the layout, safety surface and new play equipment to make the area more accessible for children of all abilities. We have received 4 designs from play companies... More
    Closed 16 October 2023
  • Community Centres Consultation

    The Council provides community facilities that can be used and enjoyed by all local residents. We are therefore carrying out a consultation so you can tell us what you like about the area where you live and what you would like to see improved, both at our community centres and in the wider area More
    Closed 13 October 2023
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Strategy 2023

    Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2023 Reading's new draft Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Strategy has been developed as a sub-strategy to the Reading Transport Strategy 2040 which we will be consulting on later this year. Our EVCI Strategy is also an important element in achieving the aims and objectives of Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy, including the ambitious target of achieving a net zero carbon town by 2030. Reading also suffers... More
    Closed 18 September 2023
  • Consultation – Reading Borough Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Strategy 2023-2028

    The Council are committed to ensuring that the hackney carriage and private hire sector remains integrated within the town’s sustainable transport network so that it can continue to move passengers to destinations safely, whilst contributing to the town’s economy with minimal environmental impact. The proposed Strategy outlines the Council’s overarching vision and objectives for the hackney carriage and private hire trade in the town and sets out how the Council will... More
    Closed 18 September 2023
  • Residents survey 2023

    The council has commissioned ORS to carry out our next residents survey. This asks about residents’ views of the council, its services and the borough. The survey will take place with a representative sample of residents, primarily by telephone, with limited in-street interviews, from 7th July until 8th September. If you have received a call regarding the survey and would like to verify this, you can contact : ORS at ... More
    Closed 8 September 2023
  • Jacksons Corner: proposed accessibility alterations

    Proposed alterations to the highway layout have been agreed as part of the planning permissions at Jacksons Corner, situated to the north-east of the junction with Kings Road and High Street. These were carried forward by the original planning permission 141713 and the implemented planning permission 160849. The alterations include widening of the narrow footway width on the northern side of Kings Road, reversal of the one-way traffic direction along Abbey Square,... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
  • Waiting Restriction Review 2023A

    To introduce, remove or amend existing waiting restrictions and parking places within the Borough of Reading. These changes have been requested by either members of the public or by local Ward Councillors. Some of these changes are intended to reduce safety risks for motorists and pedestrians. Drawings of the proposals can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Objections or comments should be sent in by: Filling out the online survey below ... More
    Closed 31 August 2023
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