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  • Relocating the Learning Disability Respite Service and Shaping its Future

    The Council is reviewing in-house services across Adult Social Care in order to ensure that services are sustainable and able to meet the need of our communities, now and in the future. As part of this process we are reviewing our facilities and the buildings that we run these... More
    Opened today
  • Relocating Mental Health Services (Focus House)

    The Council is reviewing in-house services across Adult Social Care in order to ensure that services are sustainable and able to meet the need of our communities, now and in the future. As part of this process we are reviewing our facilities and the buildings that we run... More
    Opened today
  • Changes to the Concessionary Fares Scheme for Older Person 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 and the Council needs to make savings to ensure it is able to... More
    Opened 4 days ago
  • Proposed Resident Permit Scheme - The Willows & St Stephens Close

    The Council has been asked to consider the introduction of an on-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in The Willows & St Stephens Close, due to parking pressures in this area. Following the approval of the Traffic Management Sub-Committee in November 2018, we are now conducting a legal... More
    Opened 5 days ago
  • Use of Public Health Grant for 2019-20-2020-21

    The Council has a duty to protect the health of its residents, and it receives a specific allocation of funding from central government to do this – the Public Health Grant. Public Health responsibilities involve taking steps to help the local population stay well. These are different... More
    Opened 3 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. We have conducted two informal consultations in Harrow Court this year. The first one in January provided residents with... More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • SEND Local Offer Survey 2018/2019

    We would like to gather feedback from parent carers, children and young people, and p ractitioners about the SEND Local Offer. Your feedback will help us improve the SEND Local Offer website, so that you can find the information quickly as more e fficiently. More
    Opened 3 weeks ago
  • Electric Vehicle Charge Point Residents Survey

    Reading Borough Council is always working to improve local air quality. Electric Vehicles (EVs) have zero tailpipe emissions, meaning that an increase in their uptake in place of traditional combustion engine vehicles will be good for local air quality. They can also provide owners with... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • School Admission Co-Ordinated Scheme & Policy 2020/2021 Consultation

    We have reviewed our Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme for Primary, Infant, Junior and Secondary schools for Reading Borough Council for the 2020/2021 academic year and Admissions Policy for Infant, Junior and Primary Schools 2020/2021. As a result we are proposing some amendments. The... More
    Opened 1 month ago
  • Review of Reading's Reablement Service and The Willows Residential Care Home

    We are constantly reviewing the ways in which we deliver services, including adult social care services, to ensure they are appropriate, effective, cost efficient and sustainable. As a part of this process, we are reviewing elements of the Reading’s Reablement Service to... More
    Opened 2 months ago
  • On-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in Lower Caversham

    We have been asked to consider the introduction of an on-street Residents Permit Parking scheme in Lower Caversham, 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 2 months ago
  • Orts Road Estate 2018

    We are consulting with the residents in the Orts Road area to get feedback and views on neighbourhood issues. With this information, we hope to work with Council and Police partners, along with residents to improve the area for everybody. We would ask that you complete this... More
    Opened 3 months ago
  • 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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
    Opened 5 months 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 5 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 6 months 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
    Opened 6 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
    Opened 6 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
    Opened 6 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
    Opened 9 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
    Opened 9 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
    Opened 9 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
    Opened 9 months ago
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