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  • Battle Street Development

    Creating adult social care provision and affordable housing As part of our plans to deliver vital adult social care and affordable housing for the people of Reading, Reading Borough Council is working on plans to redevelop the old Central Swimming Pool site on Battle Street.... More
    Opened 23 May 2022
  • Norcot Road Zebra crossing

    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 12 May 2022
  • Active travel tranche 2: Shinfield Road proposals

    As set out in our Transport Strategy 2036, we want to make Reading a great place to live, work, study and play. Our vision is to develop a sustainable transport system that creates an attractive, green and vibrant town with neighbourhoods that promote healthy choices and wellbeing. We’ve... More
    Opened 12 May 2022
  • Moving Traffic Offences Consultation

    Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (2004) , allows Local Authorities outside of London to enforce against specific moving traffic offences. T he Government are giving Councils the option to apply to enforce against ‘moving traffic... More
    Opened 8 April 2022
  • Prospect Park play area

    We are inviting local residents to help choose a design for the new play area at Prospect Park. As part of the Council’s major investment across Reading’s parks, Prospect Park has been earmarked as a priority for improvements to play equipment, including providing... More
    Opened 14 March 2022
  • Waiting Restriction Review 2021B

    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 3 February 2022
  • S257 Modification Order consultation – Footpath 21A Reading

    Public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic are recorded on Definitive Maps and Statements. These Maps and Statements provide conclusive evidence of the existence of public rights. Under Section 257 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990,... More
    Opened 13 January 2022
  • Investing in Reading’s Future, Reading Borough Council budget consultation 2022/23

    Reading Borough Council is consulting on its budget for the financial year 2022/23. 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 21 December 2021 to 14 January... More
    Opened 21 December 2021
  • Kenavon Drive play area refurbishment and landscape design

    Reading Borough Council is inviting residents to have their say and vote on their preferred design for the refurbishment and improvement of Kenavon Drive Play Area. Kenavon Drive Play Area is benefiting from £100k s106 investment as part of a wider scheme of improvement... More
    Opened 22 November 2021
  • Coley Safer Streets

    The following survey is your chance to determine how Safer Streets funding awarded to Reading Borough Council will be spent in the Coley area. The funding was awarded by Thames Valley’s Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, who were successful in bidding to the Home Office, to address... More
    Opened 15 November 2021
  • Active Travel Fund - Shinfield Road - Further Consultation

    As set out in our Transport Strategy 2036, we want to make Reading a great place to live, work, study and play. Our vision is to develop a sustainable transport system that creates an attractive, green and vibrant town with neighbourhoods that promote healthy choices and wellbeing. ... More
    Opened 26 October 2021
  • Community Safety Survey 2021

    The purpose of this survey is to ask residents their views about crime and disorder and other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading. The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years. More
    Opened 25 October 2021
  • 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
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