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Monthly Archives: December 2015

January events

  • Councillors surgery: Eileen, Ashley and Paul will be holding one of their monthly advice surgeries on Saturday 9th January at 10.30am at Whitley cafe. Please come along to discuss any issues you may have.
  • Church Ward Rose and South Reading calendar: You will soon be receiving the latest edition of our ward newsletter as well as the popular South Reading calendar containing events in South Reading for the next 6 months.
  • Canvassing: Councillors will be out and about speaking to residents about any concerns this month. We will be out on Thursday 14th January in Stanhope Road around 6-7pm and Monday 18th January in Upper/Lower Meadow road around 6pm and Foxhays/Windemere roads on the morning of Saturday 30th January.
  • Full Council meeting: Councillors will be in attendance at the public Council meeting where the public and other Councillors can ask questions to us on Tuesday 26th January at 6.30pm at the Civic centre. Councillor Pearce will be asking for the London fringe allowance for teachers to be extended to Reading.
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Whitley way delivered to residents

Cover page of the most recent Whitley Way newspaper.

Cover page of the most recent Whitley Way newspaper.

The most recent edition of The Whitley Way newspaper has been delivered to residents. The newspaper is part of the Whitley Big Local project and aims to bring some good news to Whitley with a local tint. Articles this time include an update from the recent travel research, possible Christmas presents and an article from Councillor Pearce. This can be read here


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Ridgeway students perform in carol concert


The programme for The Ridgeway Carol service


Children patiently waiting to perform

Ashley was honoured to attend the Ridgeway schools Carol service before the end of the school term. Students across all years performed excellently, singing carols, reading poems and getting the audience involved in some Christmas cheer. This service is one of many services and plays that have been put on by local schools, including one last week at The Whitley Cafe including many of our local schools. At Church Ward Labour we are always very proud and pleased to support these.

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Rabsons Rec clean up a success


The rubbish haul from the Rec

Councillors and residents pre clean up.

Councillors and residents pre clean up.

Councillors and residents braved the cold and damp conditions to collect over ten bags of rubbish from Rabsons Rec this weekend. After local residents had made Councillors aware of the Rec looking a bit grubby, we got in contact with the Council who provided the equipment and collected the rubbish, whilst Labour Councillors and residents provided the man power. If there is anywhere in Church Ward that you think could do with the clean up treatment, please let us know.

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Reading Girls School rebuild continues

Reading girls

The school rebuild continues

The impressive rebuild of Reading Girls school in the ward continues under the leadership of Head Mistress Viv Angus.  Church Councillors were recently able to see for themselves how quickly the structure is taking shape.  The new facilities will provide an excellent learning space for students and staff alike.

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New development open in South Reading

A new development opened in South Reading this week that includes a new Aldi, a Pure gym and a Hungry horse pub. The pub will be named after Trooper Potts, Reading’s only Victoria Cross winner. The development is welcomed by us and demonstrates the help the Council provided for opportunities for development in South Reading. More can be read here.

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