Reading Borough Council is running two consultations about the public health of residents. Have your say by taking part in their online surveys, or share your views with Healthwatch Reading to pass on to the council.
Active Reading (ends 14 August 2019)
This two-month consultation seeks views about how the council can help people get or stay active. One in three adults in Reading don't take part in the minimum recommended 30 minutes of physical activity a week, and obesity, particularly among young people, is a concern. The council is particularly keen to hear from people who don't currently lead active lives, to find out how the council can help them to get more active and encourage them to try new sports or activities. If you already take part in sport or physical activity, the council also wants to know what works for you and what you would like to see improved.
Reading Transport Strategy 2036 (ends 20 September 2019)
How can future travel in Reading improve people’s health and wellbeing? This is one of the questions the council is asking as part of a major consultation launched to inform a transport strategy to last until 2036. Among the proposals is an idea to charge people to drive into town in an effort to reduce congestion and improve air quality.