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More attractive

  • Increase participation in the weekly cardboard collection scheme - the BID's weekly collection service of cardboard trade waste removes 70% of town centre waste
  • Explore developing the recycling scheme to include plastics and other recyclables
  • Throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn, we ensure that the streets of the BID area are filled with glorious floral displays. Over 2600 floral displays have made Reading more attractive
  • Regular deep clean of the town centre removes grime and chewing gum
  • Over 400,000 lights make Reading's Christmas display one of the most attractive in the south east.
  • Upgrade and paint street furniture
  • The BID works with Reading Borough Council to monitor cleaning and streetscape maintenance standards and liaise on utility and construction impact and enforcement of regulations on illegal trading, leafleting, littering, pigeon control and graffiti removal