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Monthly Archives: November 2015

December events

  • Councillors surgery & Christmas event: Eileen, Ash and Paul alongside other South Reading Councillors will be at one of their regular surgeries on Saturday 5th December from 10.30am-12.30pm at the Whitley cafe on Northumberland Avenue. If you have any issues you want to discuss please come along. Local historian Mark Clapson will also be doing a talk on the history of Whitley at 11am.
  • South Reading Christmas party: Whitley Big local will be celebrating the festive season at Whitley cafe on Saturday 12th December from 1.30pm-4pm. Kids and adults alike are welcome, there will be good, music and activities.
  • Rabsons Rec clean up: Councillors and Labour activists will be out on Sunday December 13th at 11am at Rabsons rec to clean up the park and area. After recent conversations with residents, Councillors and the Council are acting to improve the area for locals. All equipment will be provided so please come along and lend a hand for half an hour to help.
  • Carol service at St Barnabus Church: local residents will congregate at St Barnabus Church on Elm Road on Sunday 13th December at 6pm to sing carols, hear the Christmas message and drink mulled wine. Ashley will also be doing a short reading at the service.
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Council tobhelp ease housing crisis

Housing has been on the agenda this week for local Councillors. On Tuesday there was a summit at the Town hall on Tackling Reading’s housing crisis, and in conjunction with this the Council set out plans for 32 new housing sites across the Borough, including some across South Reading. The full site list and more can be read on Get Reading.

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Northumberland Avenue to be strengthened

A SECTION of Northumberland Avenue in south Reading is to be closed during the day for the next three weeks while essential roadworks are carried out.

Carriageway stabilisation works between Canterbury Road and Cressingham Road will start on Monday 9th November. The work, being carried out by specialist contractors, will seek to stabilise the carriageway which is made up of concrete slabs which have settled over the years. The road will be resurfaced once the work is finished.

The road will be closed between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday but local access for residents will be maintained where possible. Letters have been sent to householders advising them of the works and advance notices have been placed in the street.

Reading Buses has also been informed and will be diverting their services during the works. Councillor Tony Page, Reading’s lead councillor for transport, said: “Anyone who lives in Northumberland Avenue or who uses it regularly knows the carriageway is in a poor condition and is in desperate need of repair.

“Northumberland Avenue is a busy road and the works will inevitably cause some inconvenience but we hope disruption can be kept to a minimum. I’d like to thank local residents and road users for their co-operation and patience in advance.”


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