BSANA AreaHello and welcome to the website for the people who live and work in the Baker Street area of 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 Street Party, AGM or helped with the plants on the IDR bridge. It all goes to making our neighbourhood a nicer and more friendly area to live in.

Forthcoming events … or click here for all future events

 

BSANA MeetupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 13 July 2018
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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 Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 13 July 2018
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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).

 

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Jerome Live at The Castle TapAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 13 July 2018
Jerome Live at The Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Jerome is an incredible vocalist who has a wide range of songs in his repertoire. His stage presence and varied vocals will entertain and excite everyone. You’ll be tapping your feet and you might even join in the singing!

Come meet your fellow neighbours and maybe make new friends. Complimentry drink for all BSANA residents. (non alcoholic options also available)

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Tuesday Café at the Oasis
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Stop by for a delicious cake and tea and a chat with your neighbours. Cakes from 50p. Always home made.

 

 

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 19 July 2018
Lunch Club for the over 60’s
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
Two course lunch with tea of coffee (£4)

 

 

BSANA MeetupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 20 July 2018
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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 Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 20 July 2018
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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).

 

FEATURED EVENT
 

BSANA Summer SpruceAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 21 July 2018
BSANA Summer Spruce
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
We are offering a free disposal service from 10am to 3pm. If you have anything you want to get rid of BSANA will pick it up and get rid of it for you – no charge. You can play a vital part in our neighbourhood’s success by:
> Contacting us about rubbish for collection.
> Volunteering to help with our rubbish collection service.
> Working with us to tidy front gardens (even your own!).
> Hoeing and gardening on the weekend.
We can take mattresses, furniture, most electrical goods, metal. Sorry, we can’t take fridges / freezers, TV’s / monitors, household waste, excessive green waste. To arrange a collection, to volunteer, or for more information, contact: spruceup@bsana.org or text Sam on 07557 957 462.

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Tuesday Café at the Oasis
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Stop by for a delicious cake and tea and a chat with your neighbours. Cakes from 50p. Always home made.

 

 

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

 

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BSANA AGMAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 25 July 2018
BSANA AGM
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
We would like to cordially invite you to our annual AGM meeting.
Found our what BSANA has achieved in the last year, what we plan to do, and a chance to join the committee to help.
BSANA is generously funded by the People’s Health Trust, but we need your ideas on how best to spend funds to benefit our community and coming together as neighbours. This is the perfect chance to weigh in on ideas you have to improve activities and events that make a difference to our community. Therefore, we cannot stress this enough, it is vital that we see you there! So, please come join us and help us continue to be the best neighbourhood association in Reading!
Are you motivated to do more? Be a committee member, or help run an event or two? Please drop a note to committee@bsana.org prior to the meeting as we have positions available and are looking for a Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Green Streets Committee Chair and a Community Liaison Officer! Come along and make a difference!
The meeting is open to anyone within the BSANA area.

 
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Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 26 July 2018
Lunch Club for the over 60’s
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
Two course lunch with tea of coffee (£4)

 

 

BSANA MeetupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 27 July 2018
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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 Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 27 July 2018
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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).

 

 

Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Tuesday Café at the Oasis
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Stop by for a delicious cake and tea and a chat with your neighbours. Cakes from 50p. Always home made.

 

 

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 2 August 2018
Lunch Club for the over 60’s
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
Two course lunch with tea of coffee (£4)

 

 

BSANA MeetupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 3 August 2018
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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 Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 3 August 2018
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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).

 

 

Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Tuesday Café at the Oasis
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Stop by for a delicious cake and tea and a chat with your neighbours. Cakes from 50p. Always home made.

 

 

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Oxford Road Timebank Games Morning
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
There is a new Games club at Lifespring church.  Do pop in if you can

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 9 August 2018
Lunch Club for the over 60’s
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
Two course lunch with tea of coffee (£4)

 

 

BSANA MeetupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 10 August 2018
BSANA Meetup
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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 Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 10 August 2018
BSANA Chat & Games night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
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).