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Social distancing day 4: a visit to Waterloo Meadows

Waterloo Meadows

Waterloo Meadows

On 23 March the Government published stricter guidance on staying at home and away from others that superseded the advice in place at the time of writing on 21 March.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 March

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Changes to Reading Borough Council fees and charges from 1 April

Whitley Pump - May 2016

Whitley Pump roundabout

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has a schedule of charges for everything from overdue library book fines to planning fees and advertising on the Whitley Pump roundabout. The list covers 26 pages and is a fascinating insight into the minutiae of local government, Reading style.

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Reading Food Growing Network AGM and talk on 16 February

Reading Food Growing Network AGM

The Reading Food Growing Network (RFGN) are holding their AGM in the conference hall at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) on London Street on Sunday 16 February starting at 4.30pm. It will be followed by a talk on Growing Climate Friendly Food given by Dave Richards who co-ordinates RISC’s work on food and gardens.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 10 February

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 3 February

 

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More double yellow lines coming to Elgar Road South

Entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will carry out a statutory consultation on the introduction of double yellow lines at the entrance to Waterloo Meadows allotments and the Makro delivery entrance on Elgar Road South. The proposals were among additional waiting restrictions proposed at the council’s Traffic Management sub-committee on 9 January.

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Council proposes 3% increase in allotment rental charge

Reading Borough Council (RBC) proposes to increase the rental charge on their 20 allotment sites by 3% in 2020. The policy committee meeting discussed the proposal, in the draft 2020/21 budget and medium term financial strategy (MTFS), on 16 December and agreed to a public consultation before the budget is set in February.

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The Reading Town Meal Saturday on 28 September 2019

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

Having a good time at the Reading Town Meal

The happy gathering of the annual Reading Town Meal took place on Saturday 28 September in the Forbury Gardens. Reading folk enjoyed a free meal created from produce mainly grown in Reading’s allotments and community gardens. The food was cooked and served by catering students at Reading College.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 23 September

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Katesgrove Autumn Fayre

The Katesgrove Autumn Fayre organised by Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will take place on Saturday 21 September at 2pm at the Christ Church Centre on Milman Road.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 26 August

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August tutored sessions on Katesgrove Community Allotment

Katesgrove Community Allotment – July 2019

The August programme for tutored sessions run by Food4Families at Katesgrove Community Allotment on Plot 65 at Waterloo Meadows has been published.

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Katesgrove Community Allotment has new times for July tutored sessions

Waterloo Meadows Allotments – 2016

Additional tutored sessions at Katesgrove Community Allotment have been organised for July. The first is on Saturday 6 July from 9am-11am.

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Official launch of the 40th year of Reading in Bloom

Group photo – Reading in Bloom Launch 2019

Reading mayor Councillor Deborah Edwards attended the launch of the 40th year of Reading in Bloom (RIB) at the Hilton Hotel, Kennet Island on 8 May. The gathering included local community gardening groups such as the Katesgrove community allotment and it was addressed by Marc Allridge, chair of RIB.

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Horticultural therapy and community gardens in south Reading

It’s mental health awareness week from 13 until 19 May and south Reading has a number of horticultural therapy and community gardens that use gardening as a means of improving health and wellbeing.

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Katesgrove spring jamboree at Waterloo Meadows on 23 March

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) has organised a spring into Katesgrove event at Waterloo Meadows for Saturday 23 March.

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Katesgrove Community Association bi-monthly meeting on 13 March

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will hold its next bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday 13 March at 7pm, at the Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, off Elgar Road, Reading.

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50% increase in allotment rental planned


Reading Borough Council (RBC) plan to increase the rental on their 20 allotment sites by 50%. The proposal was included in the schedule of fees and charges within the RBC budget and medium term financial strategy approved by the council meeting on 26 February.

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