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Is Beale park now only for privileged drivers?

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Unfortunately, since last year from 29th September 2014, the bus 133/132 operated by Thames Travel was withdrawn from service. Therefore, there is no longer a bus service to and from Beale Park.

Another ‘ridiculous’ decision to cancel the only bus route to Beale Park without explanation could compromise our safety, according to angry parents.

“I took my son to Beale Park in October 2014 to celebrate Halloween. The website says it’s 1.2 miles from Pangbourne station, two stops out of Reading on the Oxford line. And the entrance is indeed 1.2 miles from the station. The walk from the station is along an idyllic country road marred only by the 50mph speed limit and the 60-70mph trucks whizzing by.

The driveway of the place is so long, probably a mile, so by the time we arrived my 3 years old child was quite tired and fell asleep in the cafe.”  Two faults here: Beale Park, for not making their amazing facilities accessible via a path to cut through from the road, and the Council, for cutting a bus service that bought you at least to the existing path.

For the privileged parents who drive, Beale Park is lovely place to spend this lovely summer days.

Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens provides a great day out for young and old with adventure, fun, animals, gardens, and activities on the banks of the picturesque River Thames.

The park is home to a diverse collection of animals, including meerkats, wallabies, raccoons, prairie dogs, monkeys, goats and numerous small mammals in the Pet’s Corner.

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Summer Screens coming to an end till next summer

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Summer Screens has been leading the way in open air cinema since 2011, bringing our unique events to some of the country’s most beautiful and unusual locations, offering the definitive outdoor cinema experience.

Still time to experience this magnificent outdoor cinema

Caversham Court, Reading

Church Road
Caversham
Reading
RG4 7AD

Doors open: 7.30pm
Film start: 9.15pm

Please be aware that all guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.Unfortunately  no children or infants under 5 years old are permitted.

Ticket & Seating Options
For further information on ticket and seating choices, please visit our ticket options page.

Food & Drink
Summer Screens bar is available at all our events and serves a range on alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cinema snacks including wine, prosecco, craft beers, tea, coffee and popcorn.

Questions?
Please see our FAQ page.

How to get here
On Foot: For the venue location, please see the map opposite.
Parking: For local parking information, please visit Parkopedia
Trains: For train information, please click here.

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Overgrown weeds across Reading west

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Unfortunately, weed growth this year has been prolific in all areas across Reading. Reading Council have several complaints to address this problem which they may have been unheard. This week the council started to apply weed killer and clear out the kerbs.

Unfortunately, weed growth this year has been prolific in all areas across Reading. Reading Council have several complaints to address this problem which they may have been unheard. This week the council started to apply weed killer and clear out the kerbs.

The grass cutting services are designed to meet safety needs while providing value for money and increasing bio-diversity.

Scheduling grass cutting is a difficult balancing act, as growth is so dependent on seasonal factors, such as rain and sunshine.

However, nationally-recognised guidance suggests five cuts in urban areas would achieve a reasonable balance between maintaining the street scene and ensuring highway safety and this seesm to dont have been the case in some of ours roads.

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A day in Reading, Berkshire

Lone Digger Caravan Palace (unofficial music video)

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Photo: Shutterstock

Captured by filmmaker Charles (Charlaaye) over a day in 2019, this video of Reading will definitely take our breath away.

Charlaaye in his own words “This is a short music video I filmed during my holidays in Reading, Berskire, England. Using the song Lone digger by Caravan palace.
I wanted to make a video exploring the town of Reading (were I grew up), exploring some of its different locations and the overall vibe and atmosphere it gives off as a town. After hearing the song now featured in the video, I knew it would be a perfect fit.
I had a lot of fun making this video and would appreciate it if you could tell me what you thought about this video in the comments, I’m open to all feedback as well as criticism.

Interest in buying any footage featured in this video? Or any other type of footage?

Check out his Stock footage library!
https://www.pond5.com/artist/charlaaye

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