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Author: Simone Illger

Improving access to physical activity for disabled people

Madejski stadium. Photo (c) Simone Illger

On 10 March, I attended a forum at the Madejski Stadium that aimed to bring the physical activity and disability sectors together so they could share good practice, and explore new and improved inclusive opportunities for disabled people. The event was organised by Get Berkshire Active, whose aim is to work with partners and stakeholders to inspire, enhance, co-ordinate and deliver physical activity where they matter locally.

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The changing nature of Christchurch Green

Christchurch Road parade, Reading

I’ve occupied my present home in Northcourt Avenue, Reading for 30 years, but I’ve lived in the Whitley area my whole life. In that time, I’ve witnessed a lot of change as Reading has grown and the number of people living and working in the town has followed suit. Traffic and parking issues appear to be an inevitable part of this growth.

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Northcourt Avenue gears up against St Patrick’s multistorey development appeal

Robert Cox, Simone Illger and John Bayes of NARA outside St Patricks New Court

Residents of Northcourt Avenue in Reading will take an active part in an eight-day planning appeal this month brought by property developer UPP to build new multistorey student accommodation blocks at the St Patrick’s site for Reading University.

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