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  • Garrard Street -Traffic Regulation Order consultation

    The Station Hill area redevelopment has been gaining momentum, with works recently commencing to demolish Garrard Street car park and commence construction work on the site that spans both sides of Garrard Street. It is expected that there will be a safety and operational need to restrict... More
    Opened 14 October 2021
  • Church End Lane: School Keep Clear restrictions

    Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions have been made available to propose a new zebra crossing on Church End Lane, north east of its junction with Neath Gardens. Should a pedestrian crossing be approved for installation at this location, then the existing ‘School Keep... More
    Opened 14 October 2021
  • Norcot Road zebra crossing consultation

    Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions have been made available to propose a new zebra crossing on Norcot Road, close to its junction with Blundells Road. This proposal establishes the Councils commitment in providing quality pedestrian facilities and to improve mobility for all. ... More
    Opened 7 October 2021
  • Church End Lane zebra crossing consultation

    Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions have been made available to propose a new zebra crossing on Church End Lane, north east of its junction with Neath Gardens. This proposal establishes the Councils commitment in providing quality pedestrian facilities and to improve mobility for... More
    Opened 7 October 2021
  • Addington Road zebra crossing consultation

    Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions have been made available to propose a new zebra crossing on Addington Road, between its junctions with Eastern Avenue and Erleigh Road. This proposal establishes the Councils commitment in providing quality pedestrian facilities and to improve... More
    Opened 7 October 2021
  • Citizens' Panel recruitment

    The Council's online citizens' panel has now been running for a number years, with members taking part in a variety of surveys and other methods of engagement. More
    Opened 6 October 2021
  • Consultation on proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Reduction scheme for Reading 2022/23

    Reading’s Local Council Tax Reduction (LCTR) scheme began on 1 April 2013, when the Government abolished the national Council Tax Benefit Scheme. Our scheme helps “working age” people who have a low income, or no income, pay their Council Tax. Pensioners are... More
    Opened 27 September 2021
  • Kidmore Road: zebra crossing

    Reading Borough Council is proposing a new controlled pedestrian crossing (a zebra crossing) to support walking to Caversham Primary School, and to support pedestrians at all times of the day, in crossing the junction with Oakley Road. This proposal supports active, healthy travel in... More
    Opened 19 August 2021
  • Reading Libraries Consultation

    This consultation is now closed. We are developing a ‘vision’ for our library service to ensure it is forward looking, innovative and provides an excellent experience for everyone. We’ve set out a draft idea of what we hope to achieve and what we think our priorities should be. We... More
    Opened 9 August 2021
  • Residents survey 2021

    The Council has commissioned Marketing Means 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... More
    Opened 9 August 2021
  • Consultation on the Draft Design Guide to Shopfronts

    Reading Borough Council is now consulting on a Draft Design Guide to Shopfronts SPD until 24th September 2021. With the new Local Plan having been adopted in November 2019, the Council is in the process of publishing a number of Supplementary Planning Document (SPDs) which give further... More
    Opened 30 July 2021
  • Dover Street play area consultation

    Dover Street play area is a small urban facility near to the town centre and is appreciated by the residents it serves. The council are taking the opportunity to replace existing equipment and surfaces that have reached the 'end of their life'. The new and improved facility will include a... More
    Opened 26 July 2021
  • Courage Park Play Areas

    Courage Park is a popular local park. Currently the site has a mixed-age play area with equipment that needs replacing. The proposed new Courage Park Play area is for junior provision to complement the new toddler play area at the Wensley Road flats site. This is all part of the wider... More
    Opened 16 July 2021
  • Katesgrove Area Resident Permit Scheme

    The proposed new resident permit parking scheme in the Katesgrove area is intended to create a managed parking scheme that priorities resident parking in this area. This proposal follows the receipt of local requests for such measures and informal consultations to gauge the wider desirability... More
    Opened 15 July 2021
  • Waiting Restriction Review 2021A

    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 8 July 2021
  • Portman Road Children's Playground Refurbishment

    Reading Borough Council is inviting residents to vote on their preferred design for the refurbishment of Portman Road Children’s Playground. Portman Road Children’s Playground is benefiting from £94k s106 investment. The refurbishment and improvement of this playground means it... More
    Opened 8 July 2021
  • Granville Road Resident Permit Scheme

    The proposed new resident permit parking scheme for the Granville Road area is intended to create a managed parking scheme that prioritises resident parking in the area. This proposal follows the receipt of local requests for such measures and informal consultations to gauge the wider... More
    Opened 1 July 2021
  • Cemetery Services consultation

    In October 2020, representations were made to the Council stating that the Bereavement Service did not fully meet the needs of our communities. Specifically, this related to our cemetery maintenance operations and the types of grave available to families. A review of our... More
    Opened 28 June 2021
  • Public Consultation for the Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030

    Over the next ten years, the Berkshire West Joint health and wellbeing strategy will aim to make life happier and healthier for everyone. Residents of Reading are being invited to review the draft Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030. The draft strategy aims to drive... More
    Opened 23 June 2021
  • Investing in community support

    Investing in community support has been part of Reading Borough Council’s plans for many years. Community based organisations have a proud history of supporting people to live better and to enjoy healthier lives, and are key partners in achieving the Council’s aims. Since 2016, the... More
    Opened 21 June 2021
  • Blagdon Early Years SCD Resourced Base Consultation

    Meeting the needs of pre-school children with social communication difficulties: Establishing an Early Years Social Communication Difficulties (EY SCD) Resourced Base at Blagdon Nursery Reading Borough Council have a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient childcare... More
    Opened 14 June 2021
  • Norcot Early Years SCD Resourced Base Consultation

    Meeting the needs of 3-4 year old pre-school children with social communication difficulties: Establishing an Early Years Social Communication Difficulties (EY SCD) Resourced Base at Norcot Nursery School, which is a part of Norcot Early Years Centre. Reading Borough Council... More
    Opened 8 June 2021
  • Satellite Class consultation

    Meeting the needs of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): Proposal to establish an Avenue School Satellite Class within the Ridgeway School for children requiring a special school place Reading Borough Council is statutorily obliged to provide enough school... More
    Opened 7 June 2021
  • Public Rights of Way consultation

    Public Rights of Way are rights across land accessible by the public, and which allow them to pass along them at any time they choose. You can walk on all Public Rights of Way. Some Public Rights of Way are also open to horse riders, cyclists or motorists ... More
    Opened 7 June 2021
  • Wilson Primary School Traffic Regulation Order (School Street)

    The effect of this Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is to prohibit any motor vehicle, except eligible vehicles as agreed by Reading Borough Council, to enter into or proceed in the length of Wilson Road (between Oxford Road and Westbourne Terrace) from 8.25 – 9.00am and 2.55... More
    Opened 20 May 2021
  • Thameside Primary School Traffic Regulation Order (School Street)

    The effect of this Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is to prohibit any motor vehicle, except eligible vehicles as agreed by Reading Borough Council, to enter into or proceed in the full length of Harley Road at 8:25 – 8:55am and 2:55 – 3:25pm, Monday to Friday in term time... More
    Opened 20 May 2021
  • Citizens' Panel recruitment 2021

    The Council's online citizens' panel has now been running for a number years, with members taking part in at least 15 surveys. By being part of the citizens’ panel and sharing your views, you’re helping us to understand what residents think about Council services, and to ensure that decisions... More
    Opened 19 May 2021
  • Upper Woodcote Road: 'School Keep Clear' markings

    With the development of the Heights School at Mapledurham Playing Fields, the Council is now carrying out a consultation with the public on the installation of a ‘school keep clear’ restriction which would prevent vehicles from parking on the school entrance markings between Monday to... More
    Opened 13 May 2021
  • Shilling Close Resident Permit Scheme

    The proposed new resident permit parking scheme for Shilling Close is intended to create a managed parking scheme that priorities resident parking in this area. This proposal follows the receipt of local requests for such measures and informal consultations to gauge the wider desirability for... More
    Opened 13 May 2021
  • Upper Woodcote Road: zebra crossing

    With the development of the Heights School at Mapledurham Playing Fields, the Council is carrying out a consultation with the Police on the installation of a zebra crossing near the school. The crossing is intended to aid the movement of pedestrians to and from the school over the A4074... More
    Opened 13 May 2021
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