From September 2014 every Local Authority will be required to publish information about services in their area for children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); and also services outside of the area which children from their area may use. This will be known as the “Local Offer”.
The Local Offer will put all the information about education, health and care services, voluntary agencies, leisure activities and support groups in one place.
It has two main purposes:
To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available
To make provision more responsive to local needs
If you require any further information please click here or contact Ashley, Paul or Eileen.
The next Church Ward Surgery will be held on September 6th from 10.30am-12pm at South Reading Community centre on Northumberland Avenue. Please come and see your Councillor’s to discuss any local issues we can help with. Councillors will also be around knocking doors that morning (roads to be confirmed).
Ashley on Blagdon Road next to one of the new signs.
The Council’s environmental protection team were out cleaning up Rabson’s rec in August as part of their dog fouling campaign. The campaign will include “Clean it up” signs being displayed on lampposts, local shops being asked to display posters and the removal of any dog waste using a pavement stencil & flour. The best way to make the Council aware of any dog mess is by downloading and using the Love Clean Reading app highlighted elsewhere on this site.
Reading buses will this month be changing its night bus services running through Church ward. The N5 running down Northumberland Avenue will become the Mint 5 with departures from the station remaining on the hour. The N9 running along Shinfield Road will become the Scarlet 9a, leaving the station at 35 past the hour. Lastly those needing to get to the University late at night can now use the Claret 21 whose frequency will be increased.