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Hello, Reading Community!

We would like to thank you for your participation in our pilot urban room, Your Place Our Place, in Broad Street Mall, as well as on our online community consultation at

We successfully held nearly 60 events in the course of 5 weeks over March 2022 with an average of 200 visitors/week in the urban room.

Our digital map, hosted by Commonplace, has more than 1200 visitors since launched on 23 February, nearly 300 contributors and more than 170 respondents.

We are currently still encouraging the Reading community to participate in our research project until the end of April.

We would appreciate your help to spread the word and share the links below to the community that you are a part of and to continue your support to encourage the participation. The feedback from the local communities both as an individual and as an organization on how to make community consultations better and more effective is extremely important to us at Community Consultation for Quality of Life project .

Easy link to the digital map for mobile devices:

Easy link to participation survey:

The last few weeks have been so positive for us and we hope to continue supporting community consultation in Reading in the future and we will keep you updated as we develop future community initiatives.

Thank you all and all the members of your community groups and organizations for your support over the last few months.

We have only been able to create the community space with the support of all of you and we have enjoyed getting to know you all.

Reading CCQoL Team

Posted on 6th April 2022

by Nisa Mudzakkir

Last few days of the Reading Urban Room! Please have your say!

Thank you for visiting the Reading Urban Room β€œYour Place Our Place” and doing the mapping survey!

Please find the link below to enter the participation survey .

Your answers will help make community consultations more effective!

For further information, please contact Ruchit Purohit at

Thank you


Posted on 30th March 2022

by Ruchit Purohit

Your Place Our Place on EVENTBRITE

Hello, Reading Community!

We have launched our Your Place Our Place event on Eventbrite :)

Please check out this link to make booking for certain activities, although most of the activities in the event do not require booking!

When: 1 March to 31 March.

Location: Broad Street Mall, ground floor, across from Poundland shop, Oxford Road RG1 7QE

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm

For further information, contact Nisa at

Posted on 22nd February 2022

by Nisa Mudzakkir

Your Place Our Place

What is Your PLace Our Place?

Your Place Our Place is an urban room and one of the first pilots of the CCQoL project. It involves community consultation through activities at an Urban Room and a digital mapping tool.

What is an Urban Room?

Urban rooms are spaces in towns and cities which offer local communities a place to exhibit and discuss issues that affect the community around future development. This Urban Room in Broad Street Mall are providing information to the local community about key issues such as the Reading Town Centre Strategy, offering a place for discussion to encourage awareness and connection between various communities.

The activities in the Urban Room are based on the weekly topic decided from our analysis of the Quality of Life framework and the Reading Town Centre Strategy by the local council. Quality of Life framework is a set of principles established by the Quality of Life Foundation.

Once this pilot is completed at Reading, similar 3 Urban Rooms will be tested in Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast.

The urban room in Reading is from 1 March to 31 March .

Location: Ground floor, Broad Street Mall, Oxford Road, RG7 1QE

Operational hour: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday 12 pm to 5pm

There are various talks, workshops, open consultations and drop-ins for Reading community to participate in.

Weekly topic:

Week 1: Tuesday 1 March – Saturday 5 March

Welcome and introduction, and business community

Week 2: Tuesday 8 March – 12 March

Health and wellbeing

Week 3: Tuesday 15 March – 19 March

Culture and heritage

Week 4: Tuesday 22 March – 26 March

Climate change

Week 5: Tuesday 29 March – 31 March

Future of Reading - celebration and close – summary of all the weeks and what we have done, what’s next.

For more information, please visit:



Contact Nisa:

Posted on 16th February 2022

by Nisa Mudzakkir