Reminder: Reading Neighbourhood Network & Reading Voluntary Action are trying to encourage residents to hold street parties; this is a fantastic way to get to know your neighbours and bring people together of all ages. With this in mind they are asking for help from community associations and KCA has arranged for RVA to run a free workshop which lets residents know how to go about organising a street party.
The workshop is to be run on Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road.
To book, please visit bit.ly/37ggJ9D or call RVA on 0118 937 2273 (although you can just turn up on the night).
KCA will be meeting at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd at 7pm on Wednesday 13 November.
Please come and join us to discuss any issues you may have and find out how you can get involved. All residents & reps from businesses in Katesgrove are welcome!
Sustrans are a charity that make it easier for people to walk or cycle and they are looking at making some changes to pathways through Waterloo Meadows, at Fobney Lock and near the Katesgrove underpass.
Sustrans are holding a drop in session on Tuesday 22 October, 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd. You can go along and talk to them over a cuppa about their ideas and share your views in a Survey.
Our AGM is being held on Wednesday 16 October, 7pm at the Christ Church Centre, Milman Rd.
In addition to the ‘formal’ parts of the AGM, we have a local artist showing some of his work and a local resident providing a short talk on the History of Katesgrove.
Please come and join us and find out what KCA has done this year, how you can get involved and enjoy a cuppa and chat with neighbours!
KCA is meeting on Wednesday 11 September, 7pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd.
We welcome new residents from Katesgrove – please come along and get involved!
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held in October.
Our 2019 AGM is to be held on Wednesday 16 October, 7pm at the Christ Church Centre, Milman Road. Please come along and find out what we have been doing during 2019 – including details of environmental initiatives, community events, and Katesgrove’s Community Allotment.
Also at this meeting we take a few minutes to agree our General Committee which can have up to 15 Ordinary Members. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission) for a role on the committee, please fill out the attached form and return it to us by 5pm on Wednesday 9th October. (The form also provides a short remit of each role).
Here is the flyer for the meeting: AGM invite
Come and have fun at the annual Katesgrove Autumn Fayre on Saturday the 21st of September!
There will be crafts and face painting for children, as well as a tombola and a raffle. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with cake. You can also get to know the KCA and learn how you can get involved in our allotment.
The event will run from 2 – 4 pm, at the Christ Church Centre on Milman Road. This is right next to the health centre; the entrance is at Elizabeth Walk (RG2 0AY).
We will have a collection for ReadiFood – our local foodbank. Items that they need at the moment, are: Tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned fruit, teabags, tinned ready meals, single toothbrushes and deodorant. If you can, please bring some of these items!
It’s harvest time – let’s share!
We want to thank Tesco who provide the refreshments, and other local businesses who have donated raffle prizes.
On Saturday the 22nd of June, we will have a litter pick and tidy up in Katesgrove. Come and have a good time with neighbours, while making our streets look pretty again! We will start at 10 am and finish at 1 pm – feel free to join at any point during this time. The central point is at Namaste Kitchen, Katesgrove Lane, RG1 2ND. Coffee and tea will be provided by the restaurant.
Litter picking equipment is provided, but to make sure that we have enough, it would be great if anyone who has their own equipment can bring it. Contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The following is mainly extracted from the book “Waterloo Sunrise”, edited by Julie Wickham and Mike Cox. Illustrations by Jan Tait. This article was kindly contributed by Adam Harrington of The Whitley Pump.