We will be closed for all non-essential services for the Christmas and New Year period. Find out more on our Christmas information page.

Fire safety advice for residents living in high-rise buildings also see information for Fire Safety in Reading Residential Tower Blocks

Drugs and alcohol


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction contact iRiS Reading. Drop in to 127 Oxford Road / 4 Waylen Street, Reading RG1 7UR or call 0118 955 7333.

Young people struggling with addiction can contact SOURCE at 0118 937 5666.

Find drug and alcohol support services for yourself, family or friends.

Used syringes/needles found in the community

Contact our street cleaning team if you find syringes or needles. Call the emergency services if you think the issue is causing immediate danger. 

Clean needles

You can pick up clean needles at the following locations:

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