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A blot on the Katesgrove landscape

A sea of fly tipping - Woodley Arms car park 2 May 2020

A sea of fly tipping – Woodley Arms car park 2 May 2020

Once upon a time the Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street was a thriving and well loved public house. The brewery, Greene King, sold the pub when it closed eight years ago in 2012. It waited patiently as the years past and the developer submitted a succession of planning applications. It is now a very sorry and sad site with the former car park a sea of discarded furniture, tyres and general household rubbish in black bin bags.

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Bin collections start at 6 am for the forseeable future

Rubbish truck (Huma Jehan)

Rubbish truck

Reading Borough Council (RBC) are starting their bin collections at 6am each day until further notice. Up here on Katesgrove Hill that will start from tomorrow with our grey bin.

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Council suspends green waste collection

Rubbish truck (Huma Jehan)

Rubbish truck (Huma Jehan)

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has suspended its green waste collections. RBC say that coronavirus-related staff shortages mean they need to concentrate resources on collecting recycled (burgundy bin) and non-recycled (black bin) household waste.

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Reading’s Smallmead recycling centre closes until further notice

Re3 recycling site

Re3 recycling site

The re3 recycling centre at Smallmead, off the A33 in Reading, has closed to the public until further notice. They have done this because of the prime minister’s instructions to protect NHS services and vulnerable people by immediately closing non-essential businesses.

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Katesgrove Litter Action Day on 29 February

Trevor Slack from the Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) is planning a Katesgrove Litter Action Day on Saturday 29 February.

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A rubbish year in Katesgrove

A row of red bins

There are certain places in Katesgrove where rubbish likes to congregate. We continually pass the same spots blighted by dumped rubbish and fly-tipping on our daily routes to work, shops and schools, or just going out .

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Council wants Reading’s views on community safety

Reading Borough Council (RBC) is undertaking a community safety survey. These surveys take place every two years. If you participated in the 2017 survey you will recognise that this year’s is very similar. The opinions of Reading residents on issues in their area may not translate directly into the priorities set for Reading because other opinions and crime statistics are also taken into account.

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Waterloo Meadows clean-up over the weekend of 12 October

The Katesgrove Community Association and the Friends of Waterloo Meadows will join together on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October to clean litter from Waterloo Meadows.

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Katesgrove Community Association plans a trip to the Smallmead Recycling Centre

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) will be touring the Smallmead Recycling Centre on Thursday 10 October.

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Katesgrove Lane underpass cleaned up!

By Christine Lalley, Katesgrove Community Association environmental officer.

Katesgrove IDR underpass clean-up, June 2019. Picture courtesy of Katesgrove Labour

On Saturday 21 June, a dedicated bunch of people from Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) turned out to tidy up the underpass by the old Hook and Tackle Pub, now known as the Namaste Kitchen, on Katesgrove Lane.

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Mount Pleasant plot cleaned up after a community protection notice issued

Rose Williams in front of the plot on Silver Street

Katesgrove councillor Rose Williams obtained a community protection notice for the vacant plot on Mount Pleasant in Reading, not far from the Pheasant pub, to be cleaned up and secured.

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Katesgrove Lane and IDR pedestrian underpass clean-up planned for 22 June

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) invites community-minded residents to help make Katesgrove Lane, RG1 2ND, look pretty again. They have organised a litter-pick and tidy up near the IDR pedestrian underpass on Saturday 22 June from 10am until 1pm.

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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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RBC community information leaflets about reporting crime and nuisance

Reading Borough Council (RBC) have published a series of community information leaflets about reporting crime and nuisance and one on unauthorised encampments which explains the powers that councils and the police have.

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re3 are selling compost made from garden waste

Stream at Island Road

The Smallmead recycling centre on Island Road is selling ‘re3grow’ compost, available in 40 litre bags for £3.50 or 3 bags for £10. It has been processed in Oxfordshire from garden waste taken directly to the tip and from kerbside green waste collections; 90% of the content is from Reading, Wokingham or Bracknell.

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Reading University student asks town’s residents about plastic usage

Dora Thorne, an environmental management student at Reading University, is asking the town’s residents what they know about plastic use and pollution.

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Waterloo Meadows litter-pick planned for 9 March

Waterloo Meadows clean-up, 13 October 2018

Thames Water, the Katesgrove Community Association and the Friends of Waterloo Meadows will join together on Saturday 9 March to clean litter from Waterloo Meadows.

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23 December – putting out the red bin tonight at Whitley Pump

Tomorrow 24 December is the last red bin collection of 2018 at the Whitley Pump on Katesgrove Hill.

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16 December – Putting out the grey bin tonight at Whitley Pump

Tomorrow 17 December is the last grey bin collection of 2018 at the Whitley Pump on Katesgrove Hill.

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