The temporary carriageway repairs on Northumberland Avenue are scheduled to be carried out between the junction with Cressingham Road and Canterbury Road. A CCTV survey of the sewer will also be carried out by Thames Water during the closure. The work will be completed during the school holiday break on 7th April and are planned to last for one day (08.00am – 17.00pm).
In order for the work to be carried out safely and to minimise disruption, Northumberland Avenue will be closed to through traffic between the junction with Canterbury Road and Cressingham Road. Access to the affected properties will be maintained where possible. Inevitably there will be some disruption and/or inconvenience during the works, we will ensure that every effort is made to keep this to a minimum.
Councillors and locals were out today in the rain to help clean up the Cowsey. As part of the Reading wide RESCUE event, local Councillors suggested adding the Cowsey. Around 8 volunteers managed to collect 10 bags of rubbish picked up from around the Cowsey. Thanks to all of the volunteers and Reading Borough Councils streetcare team for providing the equipment and picking up the rubbish.
Newletters: You will be receiving the latest Ward newsletter at the beginning of April. The election special includes features on Reading East candidate Matt Rodda and Church candidate Paul Woodward and can be seen here: Election final
Inequality talk: There will be a talk about tackling inequality hosted at the Quaker house on Church street on Wednesday 1st March starting at 7.30pm.
Whitley estate walkabout: The neighbourhood policing team will be out to speak to residents on Tuesday 7th April at 10am meeting at the Whitley advice shop off Northumberland Avenue.
Surgery: Ward Councillors will be holding their regular advice surgery at the Whitley community cafe on Saturday 4th April from 10.30am-12pm.
Canvassing: Councillors will be out to speak to residents on Saturday 11th April at 11am on Linden road, Wednesday 15th April at 6pm on Ennerdale and Stanhope road and Saturday April 26th in the Blagdon road area. Please speak to us about your concerns and how to improve the local area.
Councillor Pearce completed his first ever half marathon on Sunday in the Vitality Reading half-marathon. Thanks to the generosity of many he was able to raise nearly £800 for local homeless charity Launch pad. Thanks to all sponsors, well done to all the other runners and thanks to everyone that came out to support, the help up the hill on Whitley Wood road was much needed!
Ridgeway Primary has agreed to take up the challenge to Beat the street again this year.
Beat the Street is a walking and cycling health initiative, that will take place from 29 April -24 June 2015. Schools have been invited to take part to help increase the physical and social activity of pupils by taking part in a ‘race to space’.
Beat the Street has been commissioned byNHS and Reading Borough Council, Public Health. Beat the Street encourages pupils, their families, teachers and governors to track their walk to school using smartcards that they tap on ‘Beat Boxes’, found along their journey.
‘Beat the Street’ ran throughout Reading last year and 15,074 residents took part competing in school and community teams. The initiative had an unparalleled effect on physical activity levels throughout the Borough, with an 18% increase in people meeting the government guidelines for physical activity on 5 or more days per week.
Northumberland Avenue is to receive a major resurfacing programme in the upcoming months. The section between Cressingham Road and Canterbury road will require specialist concrete penetration to address the major structural issues evident in the road. This improvement comes after many residents had raised this issue with Councillors and shows a big financial investment from the Council into South Reading.
Councillor Pearce has been out running the streets of Reading in preparation for the half marathon which is now only 2 weeks away. He is running for Reading’s homeless charity Launch pad and is hoping to raise at least £500 for this worthy cause. If you would like to sponsor him please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AshleyPearce