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Council 17-OCT-2017

17 October 2017 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Michael Popham & Richard Woodford. Contact committee services

Access Arrangements

All ground floor meeting rooms are accessible to wheelchair and scooter users.

An audio loop induction system is available in the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms 1, 4a and 4b for those with hearing difficulties (a portable induction loop is available for other rooms on request).

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Assistance dogs are welcome.

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pdf icon Agenda [111kb]

pdf icon All papers [347kb]



Mayor's Announcements

To receive Mayor's Announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.



The Mayor to sign the Minutes of the proceedings of the Council Meeting held on 24 May 2017

pdf icon Item 3 [140kb]


To receive petitions in accordance with Standing Order 8.
4A. Petition - Save Reading Central Club Mural/ Do Not Sell The Central Club (A Community Asset) to Commercial Developers - To hold a debate in accordance with Standing Order 8(6)(e).

pdf icon Item 4A [49kb]

pdf icon Item 4 petition [19kb]


Questions from Members of the Public

Questions in accordance with Standing Order 9.

pdf icon Item 5 [54kb]

Questions from Councillors

Questions in accordance with Standing Order 10.

pdf icon Item 6 [99kb]



Regional Adoption Agency - Joint Arrangement

Report by Director of Children, Education & Early Help Services

pdf icon Item 7 [56kb]

Standards Committee

Report by Monitoring Officer

pdf icon Item 8 [70kb]


Thames Water
Councillor Debs Absolom to move:
This Council notes with concern the number of times that Thames Water have disrupted local roads and pavements over recent months, particularly where this has been in the same or very nearby locations.
Whilst understanding that Thames Water need to carry out both emergency repairs and also planned upgrades of their infrastructure, this Council believes this work could be better coordinated and communicated to the public.
The recent problems which caused low water pressure and even no water supply in West Reading have also increased concern that more disruption may be planned.
This Council therefore resolves to ask the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services to write to Thames Water inviting them to meet with relevant councillors and officers to discuss their programme of planned works and a communication strategy with local residents.

pdf icon Item 9 [9kb]


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