BSANA Neighbourhood Association

BSANA AreaHello and welcome to the website for the people who live and work in the Baker Street area of central Reading in Berkshire.
The Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association (BSANA) has been set up by local people to develop our sense of community and improve our local environment.

Thanks to all who came to the Big Lunch, AGM or helped with the gardening. It all goes to making our neighbourhood a nicer and more friendly area to live in.

Current events Click here for all future events

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 22 March 2017
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 24 March 2017
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along to the Oasis where there’s a cafe providing teas, coffees, lunch and snacks. Meet other local people and BSANA committee members. For BSANA residents, here’s your chance to directly discuss the issues that affect you. What’s happening? What do you want to happen? What is being done about the area? How can I participate? Remember BSANA is local residents coming together to make our area better for everyone.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 24 March 2017
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along and have a chat, ask any questions, and help plan BSANA’s activities. Also games evening with a selection of board and card games (just for fun – no gambling).

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 29 March 2017
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

Oxford Road NAG MeetingAdd to CalendarWednesday, 29 March 2017
Oxford Road NAG Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, 522 Oxford Road
See venue on map (opens in new window)Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007, that deals with key issues that have been identified by the community after consultation.
NAGs are volunteer working groups made up of representatives from the community. These will include local residents, the Police, Reading Borough Council and other organisations, such as local businesses, community groups, Neighbourhood Watch Groups (NHW), schools and other voluntary organisations.

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 31 March 2017
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along to the Oasis where there’s a cafe providing teas, coffees, lunch and snacks. Meet other local people and BSANA committee members. For BSANA residents, here’s your chance to directly discuss the issues that affect you. What’s happening? What do you want to happen? What is being done about the area? How can I participate? Remember BSANA is local residents coming together to make our area better for everyone.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 31 March 2017
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along and have a chat, ask any questions, and help plan BSANA’s activities. Also games evening with a selection of board and card games (just for fun – no gambling).

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 5 April 2017
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 7 April 2017
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along to the Oasis where there’s a cafe providing teas, coffees, lunch and snacks. Meet other local people and BSANA committee members. For BSANA residents, here’s your chance to directly discuss the issues that affect you. What’s happening? What do you want to happen? What is being done about the area? How can I participate? Remember BSANA is local residents coming together to make our area better for everyone.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 7 April 2017
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along and have a chat, ask any questions, and help plan BSANA’s activities. Also games evening with a selection of board and card games (just for fun – no gambling).

BSANA Heritage Day 2017Add to CalendarSunday, 9 April 2017
BSANA Heritage Day 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:45pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Have a walkabout in the neighbourhood with our new book designed for children and adults to take a fun and insightful look: Exploring Where We Live
Meet from 2pm at the Oasis for a 2:30pm departure to get in with a group for an hour (and a bit) tour of our fascinating neighbourhood! Back for tea by 4pm, meet the book’s author and have a chat and survey about the new first draft of the Russell Street—Castle Hill Conservation Area Reappraisal. See leaflet insert for details of the consultation on the reappraisal.
Did you know…
* where refugee Catholic priests escaped from the French Revolution?
* where jockeys for Reading’s horse racing used to meet?
* where iron bars prevented children falling out of a nursery window?
* where a pioneer of photography had his studio in the 1840s?
You’re about to discover a whole lot more about this part of Reading! … from the fascinating history of many local buildings to the varied architectural styles of this neighbourhood.
The official booklet launch.

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 12 April 2017
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 14 April 2017
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along to the Oasis where there’s a cafe providing teas, coffees, lunch and snacks. Meet other local people and BSANA committee members. For BSANA residents, here’s your chance to directly discuss the issues that affect you. What’s happening? What do you want to happen? What is being done about the area? How can I participate? Remember BSANA is local residents coming together to make our area better for everyone.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 14 April 2017
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along and have a chat, ask any questions, and help plan BSANA’s activities. Also games evening with a selection of board and card games (just for fun – no gambling).

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 19 April 2017
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can