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Lamp post 8747 replaced

New lamp post

New lamp post

Residents venturing out to the end of Milman Road may have noticed that the lamp post next to the bus shelter was looking  a little perilously inclined.

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Planning permission submitted for a new restaurant and take-away on Whitley Street

Whitley Street

Whitley Street 25 June 2018

A planning application has been submitted for a change of use of the former Loans 2 Go and HSBC premises at 81 Whitley Street to a restaurant and hot food takeaway.

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A history of the Woodley Arms

Woodley Arms - February 2019

Woodley Arms – February 2019

The Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street closed in 2012 and now looks sad, abandoned and derelict as it awaits demolition. The public house was built as part of the redevelopment of Spring Gardens in the 1970s and was the pub’s third incarnation.

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Thames Valley Police come to Greggs on Whitley Street on 18 March

Notice
This event has been CANCELLED  due to the current coronavirus outbreak. TVP has announced that all Have Your Say meetings have been cancelled until 20 April 2020 when the situation will be reviewed.

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say meeting at Greggs on Whitley Street on Wednesday 18 March at 11.00am. This replaces the cancelled meeting of 11 March.

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Thames Valley Police come to Gregg’s on Whitley Street on 11 March

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say meeting at Gregg’s on Whitley Street on Wednesday 11 March at 11.00am.

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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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Thames Valley Police come to the Whitley Street Gregg’s on 12 February

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting on Wednesday 12 February at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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Highgrove Dental Care on Whitley Street is neither safe nor well-led, says CQC

Highgrove Dental Care, Whitley Street

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report into Highgrove Dental Care (HDC) on 17 January 2020 in which they said the dental practice was not providing safe or well-led care in accordance with regulations.

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Council refuses giant LED adverts in Katesgrove

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have refused permission for two giant illuminated LED advertisement hoardings on Whitley Street and the Basingstoke and Surrey Road junctions. These would have replaced the existing hoardings, both of which until recently were non-illuminated.

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Review of 2019 at the Whitley Pump

The MERL’s new yarn bomb

Thank you to all our readers and regular and occasional contributors for making it a wonderful year on Katesgrove Hill. We hope that you continue to enjoy reading or contributing to the Whitley Pump in 2020.

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Age UK charity shop on Whitley Street Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Age UK charity shop on Whitley Street, currently sporting a festive window display, will be open until about 12 noon on Christmas Eve. It will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and re-open on 27 December.

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Tai Chi at Christ the King parish hall in Whitley

Tai Chi class at Christ the King

Tai Chi class at Christ the King

Age UK Berkshire run Tai Chi classes in the parish hall at Christ the King on Northumberland Avenue. The last class of 2019 before the Christmas break was on Wednesday 4 December and was followed by festive refreshments.

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Thames Valley Police come to the Whitley Street Gregg’s on 9 December

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting on Monday 9 December at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 25 November

 

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Gritters and grit bins plans for winter 2019-20

Alpine Street grit bin in the sun July 2019

Katesgrove’s VIP grit bin tuned in to the webcast from Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on the evening of 20 November to find out about the gritter and grit bins plans for this winter.

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Another giant LED billboard proposed for Katesgrove

The advertising company Clear Channel wants to replace the advertising billboard on the Surrey Road side of 61 Basingstoke Road with an LED display.

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Plans for an LED advertising display on Whitley Street

Greggs is open

The media and entertainment group Global are planning to replace the advertising hoarding outside Gregg’s bakers on Whitley Street (the old Wellington Arms) with an LED display.

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Thames Valley Police come to Gregg’s on 30 October

Greggs is open

Greggs is open

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say Meeting on Wednesday 30 October at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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Thames Valley Police come to Gregg’s on 2 October

The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team are holding a Have Your Say Meeting on Wednesday 2 October at 11.00am at Gregg’s Bakers on Whitley Street.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 2 September

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