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READING YOUTH SUMMER ACTIVITIES

This summer, Reading Voluntary Action has put together a full schedule of free events just for you! From football to drama, music to bikes – we have it all. If you fancy trying something new, or if you want to explore your favourite hobby further, then sign up today! What are you waiting for?! All…

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New Directions College – Caring for Children Level 2 @ Whitley

Gain a qualification to work with children i.e. a childminder, teaching assistant or working in a nursery. Creche available. New term starts September 2019. Who to contact Telephone: 0118 9373894E-mail: Reading.ChildrenCentres@brighterfuturesforchildren.org Notes: Spaces limited book early – a free creche is available. Where to go Whitley Childrens Centre252 Northumberland AvenueReadingRG2 7QA Time / Date Details When…

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South Reading Community Hub Celebrates First Birthday

A COMMUNITY hub in Whitley has become an essential part of the neighbourhood within its first year. South Reading Community Hub first opened its doors in June 2018 and is already a popular meeting place for a variety of different groups and provides a range of services for local people. Reading Borough Council is investing…

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Flamboyance ‘The World Turns Upsidown’ 2019 Film

The Annual Daydream Harvest has been quietly working with Aspire2, Whitley Community Development Association, Schools and others in the community to grow a rather beautiful and unique event on the streets of Whitley South Reading. Nick Garnett extends thanks to Emma Bowen for putting up with me, Arts Council England for their funding, JMA and…

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Participate in nutrition studies at the University of Reading

The University of Reading is internationally recognised for its excellence in research on the relationship between diet and chronic disease. They are currently looking for volunteers to participate in two studies. ENVAL study: Would you like to test a diet app developed by researchers from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences? In this study, participants will…

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Is worrying about money keeping you awake at night?

Reading Frontline are offering free debt and benefit advice at New Directions, 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley every Thursday 10am-1pm. If you struggle to pay your bills each month, have debts you can’t repay or any money worries, don’t wait for a court order or bailiff to visit. We can help stop the intrusive phone calls…

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WAY TO HEALTH

Food4families is a community food-growing project set up by World Education Berkshire RISC in 2009. Since then it has developed 20+ sites across Reading where young and old are encouraged to grow their own fresh fruit and veg. During 2018 1672 people got involved in at least one activity run by Food4families. The ‘Way to…

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WhitFest Showcase Showcasing Arts – Celebrating Whitley

WhitFest is changing: Aspire 2 and Whitley Excellence Cluster are delighted to launch WhitFest Showcase, a wonderful new initiative to showcase the arts and celebrate our community in Whitley.  The WhitFest Showcase finale event will take place at South Reading Community Hub on 1st March 2019. It will be an entertaining evening of creative performances…

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New year new defib for Whitley

As many of you will remember this year we lost a true Whitley lad when Matthew Farrall passed away unexpectedly in April.  Matthew was hugely popular and a fine writer who regularly sang the praises of Whitley. His regular contributions to Explore Reading and the Whitley Pump included everything from Reading’s rich history and culture,…

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