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A world tour of Whiteknights Park

The Friendship Bridge at Whiteknights Park, Reading. Oh, and a swan on a nest.

Reading University’s main campus is at Whiteknights Park, 1.3 square kilometers of woodland, lakes, fields and parkland 2.5 km from Reading town centre. The park has a colourful history as the grounds of the aristocratic Whiteknights House. It still contains many reminders of this romantic past, including an abandoned ice house, a grotto and scattering of exotic plants.

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Social distancing day 3: The Harris Garden

Footpath Harris Garden

A footpath through the Harris Garden

On 23 March the Government published stricter guidance on staying at home and away from others that superseded the advice in place at the time of writing on 20 March.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 March

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 March

Gillette pano Feb 2017

Gillette in February 2017 before work started

There were 2 new planning and 22 building control applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Thames Valley Police come to the London Road Campus on 5 March

Reading University London Road campus signThe Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold a East Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 5 March at 7.00pm at room G:01, building L33, on Reading University’s London Road Campus.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 17 February

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 10 February

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Boundary commission proposes big changes to Reading electoral wards

LGBCE draft recommendations for Reading.
Map contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2018.

England’s Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) has proposed big changes to Reading’s electoral wards. The town’s residents have until 13 April to give their opinion before the LGBCE present their final recommendation on 1 September. If they go ahead, the boundary changes will affect all wards in Reading except Park.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 27 January

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 13 January

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 6 January

 

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Thames Valley Police come to Reading University’s London Road Campus on 9 January

Reading University London Road campus sign

The Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold their East Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 9 January at 7pm at Reading University’s London Road campus in building L33, room G01.

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Museums and archives Christmas and New Year closures

Reading Museum

Reading Museum will close for the holidays on Saturday 21 December 2019 at 5pm and, as it does not open on Sundays or Mondays, it will re-open at 10am on Thursday 2 January 2020. The museum shop and Town Hall reception will also close during this period.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 25 November

 

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 9 November

There were 11 new planning or building control applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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University neighbours are fed up with parking problems, HMOs, litter and public disturbance, say Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

People living near the University of Reading (UoR) think that the university and its students are causing parking problems, damaging local communities by demanding more houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), littering and causing late-night disturbances. The Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have released the analysis of a consultation they ran this year to see what residents really thought about living next to the University.

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How Katesgrove ironworks contributed to the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

By Evelyn Williams and Adam Harrington.

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Limestone figurine of a horse 750- 650 BC, Cypro-archaic I period.
Image courtesy of the Ure Museum (c) University of Reading.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on Reading University’s Whiteknights campus houses many ancient Cypriot artefacts collected by Ellen Barry at the end of the nineteenth century. Ellen Barry was the daughter of William Exall, a partner at the former Katesgrove Lane ironworks Barrett, Exall and Andrewes. Her mother was Frances Mary Andrewes, who was a sister of another partner in the same business, Charles Andrewes.

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Dance Reading 2019 starts on 2 November

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Dance Reading, Reading’s festival of dance, launches today Saturday 2 November and runs throughout November. The first event is Jump! at St Bart’s Theatre near Palmer Park.  South Reading venues include RISC, University of Reading London Road campus and South Street Arts Centre.

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Thames Valley Police come to the London Road campus on 7 November

The Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold their East Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 7 November at 7.00pm at Reading University’s London Road campus in building L33, room G01.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 14 October

 

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