Visit to CPI Cox & Wyman printers, Cardiff Road

On 4 November 2011 we had a fascinating visit to a long-established local business. Cox & Wyman’s building is over 100 years old, and they have been printing books there for most of that time. These days they only print paperbacks, and their output is around a million books per week (that’s about two books every second!)

Tidy-up Day 2011

Our fifth tidy-up day – and a great success again! Many thanks to everyone that helped us make the event a success, and to Festival Republic for their sponsorship of the skip.


Tree planting in Richfield Avenue

In February 2011 Reading organised a tree planting campaign, part of the national ‘Trees for Cities’ initiative. Bell Tower Community Association members joined in.

Tidy-up Day 2010

The big skip’s back in the school playground again – and it didn’t take long to fill! As always, many thanks to Festival Republic for their sponsorship and to everyone who took part.

The Big Lunch

On Sunday 18 July 2010 we held a Big Lunch – an opportunity to meet the neighbours for a picnic in the school playground. The lunch was part of the Eden Project’s national Big Lunch event, which had nearly a million participants in 2009, its first year.

Grow your own!

We had a fun morning learning how to plant and nurture our own vegetables. Local expert Sara Kopp showed us the best ways to plant the seeds, and we had a go at doing it ourselves.

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