Monday, 14 October 2013

Saturday morning photo diary: Reading RESCUE, Samurai sword and cycle demo #rdguk

I had a busy day on Saturday taking part in both Reading RESCUE and the cycle demo.

We met at the bottom of Cholmeley Road in East Reading at 10 AM and litter picked the Thames Side, the Kennet Side and the Coal Wood. We also cleared an alley in Manchester Road.

The weather was far better than the previous RESCUE event that I attended when it snowed! It was great to see lots of people out and about making a difference tidying up the area. The find of the day, from Green councillor Jamie Whitham, was an ornamental Samurai sword!

Reading RESCUE before tidy up photo:

Rescue 2013 winter before lq

Reading RESCUE after tidy up photo:

RESCUE 2013 winter after lq

Jamie with ornamental Samurai sword photo:

Jamie Samurai sword RESCUE lq

Next I headed off to the Reading Cycle Campaign demo only to find it had been cancelled. Fortunately and coincidentally there was a leisure ride taking place around the cycling facilities in the town centre. So I joined this instead. The number of cyclists who were taking part – 108 – showed the strength of feeling that there is still some way to go to improve cycling facilities around the town.

Cycling along the north side of the Thames:

bike ride Christchurch Meadow lq

I got home at about 2 PM for a well earned rest.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Reading RESCUE community litter pick on Saturday, October 12

Rob and Mel RESCUE lqI love living in East Reading because of the community, diversity and proximity to both the town centre and the Thamesside. And I know from talking to many of you that you value the area for these and many more reasons.

One thing that I think lets Newtown down a bit is the litter and fly tipping.

Reading RESCUE is a community tidy up organised by the Council. They provide gloves, litter pickers, bags etc and will take away the rubbish afterwards. It is a great way to make a difference locally, meet others and strengthen our community. All we need is people...

Details of this year’s Newtown Reading RESCUE – organised by Newtown GLOBE and the Kennet and Brunel community Association – are as follows:

When: Saturday October 12 from 10 AM for as long as you like

Where: the bottom of Cholmeley Road where it meets the River Kennet

Depending on the number of people we will litter pick some of the Thamesside, Kennet Side, Kennet Mouth and the Coal Wood. We will probably do a few hours, but the event is informal so feel free to stay for as long or as short as you want.

If you have your own gloves please bring them along.

If you can’t find us on the day please give me a call on my mobile phone: 07985923938

There are other events across Reading, over about a week, see the website for more information:

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 12 and making a difference.

Best wishes

Rob White

Newtown GLOBE

9667183 or 0798 5923938

69 Coventry Road, Reading, RG1 3ND