Press and publicity

Bell Tower Community Association in the news

Welcome to our press and publicity page. From here you can download press releases covering our recent events and articles about the Bell Tower Community Association and its activities.

22 November 2017 – That’s TV: Residents ‘outraged’ by the sudden construction of a train effluent plant (link to YouTube) Video
20 November 2017 – BBC South Today: Residents concerned over train toilet plant (link to YouTube) Video
16 November 2017 – Getreading article: Train bosses could be prosecuted over noise nuisance from Reading depot PDF
16 November 2017 – BBC Radio Berkshire: Council issues nuisance notice over train depot noise (MP3 audio) MP3
5 June 2017 – That’s TV: A community fighting to save its Victorian lamp posts (link to YouTube) Video
5 June 2017 – Reading Chronicle article: Campaigners slam LED lighting plans PDF
3 June 2017 – Press release: Residents campaign to protect local heritage PDF
30 November 2016 – Reading Midweek article: Electrification delay angers residents PDF
14 November 2016 – Getreading article: New EP Collier traffic plan “raises risk of accidents”, say campaigners PDF
11 July 2016 – BBC Radio Berkshire: Council threatens action over train depot noise – Bell Tower chairman Jonathan Dart and response from Cllr Tony Page (MP3 audio) MP3
8 July 2016 – BBC Berkshire online news article: Network Rail and GWR warned over depot noise and air pollution PDF
12 June 2016 – Press release: Newport Road rocks and rolls for the Queen’s 90th PDF
17 February 2016 – Press release: Residents disappointed by Reading Council response to train depot nuisance PDF
17 February 2016 – BBC Radio Berkshire: Cardiff Road residents to meet Reading Borough Council seeking resolution to train depot noise (MP3 audio) MP3
17 February 2016 – Video: Early morning sound levels in Cardiff Road (link to YouTube) Video
4 February 2016 – Getreading article: Train noise row in Reading: Council wants to work with community, despite residents’ fears over delays PDF
2 February 2016 – Reading Chronicle article: Rob Wilson joins in the criticism against Reading Borough Council PDF
1 February 2016 – Press release: Reading Council seeks meeting with residents, releases report on train depot noise PDF
29 January 2016 – BBC South Today: news item about train depot noise (link to YouTube) Video
26 January 2016 – ITV Meridian News: news item about train depot noise (link to YouTube) Video
20 January 2016 – BBC Radio Berkshire: discussion about train depot noise (MP3 audio) MP3
20 January 2016 – BBC Radio Berkshire: news item about train depot noise (MP3 audio) MP3
20 January 2016 – BBC Radio Berkshire: Great Western Railways response to train depot noise complaints (MP3 audio) MP3
20 January 2016 – Getreading article: Reading residents’ anger over further three years of overnight train noise PDF
18 January 2016 – Press release: Great Western tells neighbours to expect three more years of depot misery PDF
16 December 2015 – Reading Midweek article: Residents’ anger at depot’s night noises PDF
5 December 2015 – Press release: Electrification delay would prolong residents’ train depot hell PDF
10 June 2015 – Reading Midweek article: Carnival feeling at Big Lunch PDF
9 June 2015 – Reading Midweek article:
Families and friends enjoy sizzling street party in Reading
22 August 2014 – Getreading article: Neighbourhood clear-out PDF
20 August 2014 – Reading Midweek article: Summer skip clear-out a success PDF
17 August 2014 – Press release: Central Reading community cleans up PDF
4 June 2014 – Reading Post article: Pleased to street you – neighbours lunch together PDF
4 June 2014 – Getreading online article: Fun day success as Bell Tower community comes together PDF
31 May 2014 – Press release: Central Reading community comes together to party PDF
18 October 2013 – Getreading article: Cycle recycling takes off PDF
17 October 2013 – Reading Chronicle article: Now that’s really re-cycling! PDF
3 June 2013 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association puts the cycling back into recycling PDF
5 June 2013 – Reading Post article: Street party remake is a hit PDF
3 June 2013 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association’s big street party pulls big crowd PDF
7 June 2012 – Reading Chronicle article: Fancy that – the Newport Road egg and spoon race PDF
7 June 2012 – Reading Post article: Bell Tower-Newport Road street party PDF
3 June 2012 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association holds central Reading’s biggest street party PDF
18 November 2010 – Reading Post article: ‘Fantastic’ community groups recognised at awards (Bell Tower wins third prize in the Reading Community Empowerment Awards 2010) PDF
11 August 2010 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association cleans up again! PDF
26 April 2009 – Press release: Community’s Big Spring Clean is a Great Success PDF
25 March 2009 – Reading Post article: Police target traffic rogues PDF
29 January 2009 – Press release: Bell Tower Quiz Night PDF
6 November 2008 – Press release: Bell Tower’s Christmas Shopping Evening PDF
3 April 2008 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association AGM 2008 PDF
26 March 2008 – Reading Post article: A huge success (thanking groups that participated in Reading Rescue 2008) PDF
5 December 2007 – Press release: Good times as community groups are named Pride of Reading PDF
3 December 2007 – Reading Post article: Neighbours doing it for themselves (Bell Tower wins Environmental Project category in Pride of Reading awards 2007) PDF
20 November 2007 – Press release: Residents still worried by casino plans PDF
10 October 2007 – Reading Post article: Working hard to keep town graffiti-free PDF
2 October 2007 – Press release – Community Association awarded BT Community Champions grant PDF
15 August 2007 – Reading Chronicle article: Community Association makes its neighbourhood spotless PDF
13 August 2007 – Press release: Community tidy-up day is a great success PDF
8 June 2007 – Reading Chronicle article: G-Team cleans up 100th graffiti eyesore PDF
5 June 2007 – Press release: The G-Team cleans up in Reading PDF
16 April 2007 – Reading Chronicle article: Graffiti busters get to grips with community clean-up PDF
16 March 2007 – Press release: Bell Tower Community Association goes from strength to strength PDF
16 August 2006 – Reading Chronicle article: Community clean-up reveals a right load of old rubbish PDF
10 July 2005 – Reading Chronicle article: Neighbourhood group gets off to thunderous start PDF