VPCG Activities 2023 to 2024

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  • Sun, 19 Nov 2023 (10.30am) Planter refresh (community planters on George Street & Caroline Street – tidying, weeding, meet by the George Street planters next to the park) – bring your gardening gloves and tools, some may be available to borrow. 
  • From Mon 18 Dec 2023 (enter your household by 10th Dec)  – Festive Window Trail
  • Sat, 6 Jan 2024 Terry’s Community Walk (see our FB page or email us for info)
  • Early 2024 Community social eventdate TBC
  • Mon, 4 March 2024 VPCG AGM
  • Spring 2024 Big Street Clean Update TBC

For all these events we need volunteers. If you can spare a bit of time and you’d like to join our team of community volunteers we’d love to hear from you. Email us on the address above.


The community activities below are organised by Lifespring Church on the Oxford Road. The VPCG accepts no liability or responsibility for these events.


Next VPCG Community Litter Pick

Dates: Sunday 24th September 2023
VPCG litter pickYou just need bring yourself, appropriately attired – and a sense of fun. Families welcome.
Assuming the weather holds, this should be a nice gentle 90 minutes.
There’s no measurable target – just pick up the litter we can in the time we have and feel a sense of achievement.
There’ll be a bit of admin on the day (everything has a health & safety checklist to go through nowadays!) but otherwise it’s a simple exercise – just grab the litter in public areas and bag it up.
Don’t do anything silly and if you come across nasties (needles, poo etc) or bulky items then the message is simple – don’t touch it! (needles will reported direct to the Council for specialist collection and bulk items will also be dealt with by their team)
We’ll be going for some refreshments/chat afterwards as well. Please email if you would like to attend.
Look forward to seeing you!
Quinten, VPCG Trustee & Secretary

******************************************************************************************************Join us for our Big Coronation Picnic at Victoria Park!

  • Event: Community Coronation PicnicCoronation poster
  • When: Sunday, 7th May 2023
  • Where: Victoria Park RG1 7HL

Victoria Park neighbourhood residents and friends are warmly welcomed to join us  on Sunday 7 May 2023 from 12noon to 4pm for a community picnic in Victoria Park to celebrate the King’s Coronation together as a community. 

Bring your own picnic, a seat and/or blanket. 

  • The event includes:
  • Children’s games
  • Craft activities
  • Facepainting
  • Baking contest
  • Kids costume contest
  • and more…

For more details click here


VPCG AGMNotice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Victoria Park Community Group (VPCG)

On Monday 6th March at 7.30pm

Venue: Biscuit Factory, 1 Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7QE

We welcome our community to join us at our first official AGM. We will also elect trustees, and ordinary committee members (non-trustee roles).

We need a few more people to take an active part in planning our work, but equally welcome all participants in this important year. Can you spare some time to join our committee? Do you have capacity to help as a volunteer at one of our events? Teamaking/ fundraising/ attending a meeting or two?

For more details of our meeting and how to join the committee please visit our AGM page: