Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading

Contact: Michael Popham - Democratic Services Manager  Email:

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Mayor's Announcements

To receive Mayor’s Announcements.

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(a)      Reading Pennsylvania 275th Anniversary

The Mayor was presented with a gift by Alderman Tony Jones and Councillor Tony Page on behalf of Reading Pennsylvania’s Mayor on the occasion of the 275th Anniversary of their city, which had taken place on 16 March 2023 with Alderman Jones and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Mayor to sign the Minutes of the proceedings of the previous Council Meeting.

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The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2023 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Mayor.


Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Questions in accordance with Standing Order 10.

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Cllr White

Tackling Fly Tipping

Cllr Rowland


Cllr White

Tree Strategy Monitoring Failure

Cllr Rowland

(The full text of the questions and replies was made available on the Reading Borough Council website).


Investing in Reading's Future: Reading Borough Council Corporate Plan 2022-25 (2023/24 update) pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report by Chief Executive

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The Chief Executive submitted a report on an updated version of the Council’s Corporate Plan ‘Investing in Reading’s Future: Reading Borough Council Corporate Plan 2022-25’, for 2023/24.  The final draft plan was attached to the report for approval at Appendix 1.

The report explained that the Corporate Plan described the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.


Appointment of a Deputy Electoral Registration Officer pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report by Executive Director of Resources

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The Executive Director of Resources submitted a report on the appointment of a deputy Electoral Registration Officer.  The report explained that, under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Council must appoint an Officer to the position of Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) to be responsible for maintaining the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.