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Katesgrove parks are open but play areas are closed

Aveley Walk play area

Aveley Walk play area

On 23 March, the Government announced additional measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The steps included the closure of communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms. Katesgrove’s play areas are now closed.

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Scottish and Southern plan mains upgrades in the Spring Gardens area from 17 February

Elizabeth Walk on Saturday 2 July

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) intend to modernise the electricity mains on Milman Road, Spring Gardens, Essex Street, Mellor Walk, Aveley Walk and Elizabeth Walk between 17 February and 6 April. This will lead to 30 minute electrical power outages whilst the electricity supply is switched from the old to the new mains cable.

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A view of Katesgrove across the Coley Gorge

Coley Park flats from the south-east

On a sunny January morning we set out for a walk to see the high rise flats at Coley Park which are a feature on our skyline on the other side of Coley Gorge.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 17 November

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Are Reading’s Parks under threat because of budget cuts?

Have your say on the future of public parks. A national survey has been launched as part of an inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on parks and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.

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The annoying beeping on Aveley Walk has stopped

Sub-station at Aveley Walk

After a couple of weeks of hearing an annoying beep emanating from the sub-station on Aveley Walk, Whitley Pump contacted Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEpd).

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Katesgrove Streets – Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens

‘Spring Gardens’ appears in the Commissioners’ Map of 1834 as a partially developed cluster of houses on the west side of Whitley Street.

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Aveley Walk clean up on September 16

Aveley Walk

Volunteers from Reading Borough Council and Thames Water will be joining local residents in cleaning up Aveley Walk on Wednesday 16 September.

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