Reading’s Green Business Improvement District

13 Oct 2021

With what is being billed as the world’s last best chance to address the issue of runaway climate change set to take place on these shores in November under the banner of COP26, Reading UK’s Chief..

Developing international tourism links with Spain

23 Sep 2021

Alex Brannen’s whistle-stop visit to Galicia in northwest Spain is the latest step in an international collaboration to build on strong cultural links between Galicia and Reading and will help..

The future of Reading town centre

6 Sep 2021

Like so many places, the challenges brought on by the pandemic have magnified some of the underlying structural issues facing our retail-dominated town centres. So, what does the future look like?

Reading's economic recovery: 18 months on

27 Aug 2021

Reading Festival is back this weekend - bringing some 100,000 music fans to town and an estimated £13 million into the local economy. So, is this a real sign that we might finally be getting back..

10 reasons to get back to the office in Reading

12 May 2021

1. Let’s start with the basics – people and lunch! What’s the working day without a good lunch? Reading’s street food market (Wednesdays & Fridays) is hugely popular with office workers. And if a..

Rediscover wellness: Local things to do for body and mind

27 Apr 2021

Looking after ourselves, both in mind and body has been one of the watchwords of life under lockdown. With many shops selling out of home gym equipment and people feeling bored by the same old..

Rediscover Reading town centre: Shopping, eating, drinking - and more!

23 Apr 2021

Fed up with the impersonal nature of internet shopping and not being able to touch something before you buy? The second stage of re-opening the economy on 12 April means our non-essential retail..

Rediscover the great outdoors: outside activities in Reading

21 Apr 2021

The re-opening the economy this month means we can meet up with up to 6 people or 2 households outdoors. Warmer weather and a great choice of venues in Reading will help us socialise again. Just..

Rediscover your inner foodie: eating and drinking (outside) in Reading

15 Apr 2021

Reading's restaurants, bars and pubs have now reopened – outdoors only, of course! So, where first? Here are some of our suggestions for eating and drinking your way around Reading's top cafes,..

Open again successfully but what does the future hold for Reading town centre?

14 Apr 2021

Andy Briggs, Chair of Reading Central BID and General Manager of The Oracle, and Nigel Horton Baker, Executive Director of Reading UK, share views on re-opening this week and the future of Reading..