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  • 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
  • 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
  • Berkeley Avenue Crossing Facility

    As part of the NCN 422 cycle route within Berkeley Avenue traffic islands were removed to facilitate the mandatory cycle lane. Unbeknown at the time a set of traffic islands close to Ashley Road provided a valued pedestrian crossing point across Berkeley Avenue. Despite the islands being for... More
    Opened 25 March 2021
  • Cintra Close Resident Permit Scheme

    The proposed new resident permit parking scheme for Cintra 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 a... More
    Opened 25 March 2021
  • Grovelands Road Area Resident Permit Scheme

    The proposed new resident permit parking scheme for the Grovelands 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 25 March 2021
  • Changes to allocations scheme

    All Local Authorities are legally required to have an Allocations Scheme which sets out how we prioritise applicants for social housing, and how social housing is allocated via our Choice Based Lettings system known as Homechoice at Reading. You can see Reading Borough Council’s current scheme... More
    Opened 22 March 2021
  • Waiting Restriction Review 2020:Elmhurst Road

    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 18 March 2021
  • Active Travel Fund - Cycling, Walking and Public Transport - Initial Engagement

    As set out in the Reading 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... More
    Opened 24 February 2021
  • Consultation on allocation of the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy

    Background 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, the Council needs to put 15% of the collected CIL money towards... More
    Opened 19 February 2021
  • Vote for your favourite Abbey Gateway carved head

    2021 marks the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Reading Abbey, once one of Europe’s largest royal monasteries, by King Henry I. As part of this year’s anniversary celebrations, we are running a project to carve one of the incomplete head-stops that decorate the outside... More
    Opened 8 February 2021
  • Abattoirs Road / Caversham Road no right turn restrictions

    With the gradual demise of off-street car parking over a number of years within the town centre area and imminent closure of the NCP Garrard Street car park; the intention is now to make Cattle Market car park more accessible. This entails a proposed vehicle entrance from... More
    Opened 4 February 2021
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