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, SGM or helped with the Spruce Up. It all goes to making our neighbourhood a nicer and more friendly area to live in.

Current events Click here for all future events

ZumbaAdd to CalendarMonday, 27 June 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

BSANA Newsletter DeliveryAdd to CalendarFriday, 1 July 2016
BSANA Newsletter Delivery
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Venue: Pick Up from Richard
See venue on map (opens in new window)Please help us to distribute our newsletter. We have over 1,200 houses to cover, so if you can help with a street or two, it would be greatly appreciated

Give Blood in ReadingAdd to CalendarFriday, 1 July 2016
Give Blood in Reading
Time: 10:00am – 6:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)The Blood Service is running a double session at Salvation Army, Anstey Road in Reading, and needs your help. Timings are from 10.30am-1pm and from 2.15-5.15pm.
Ideally you should contact the service by phone to book attendance on: 0300 123 23 23, or you can book via the website.
Do help if you can – you could save someone’s life – please don’t leave it to someone else!

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 1 July 2016
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 Fun DayAdd to CalendarSaturday, 2 July 2016
Oxford Road Fun Day
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: Kensington Park Recreation Ground, Kensington Road
See venue on map (opens in new window)Oxford Road Fun Day is a family day for the local Community set up by volunteers and organisations working together. Many activities are aimed at children and young people including fun fair rides, a bouncy castle, a climbing wall, various food stalls, ice creams, drinks. Many people who help are volunteers working together to ensure you have a good time.
Come and meet new people within your community and discover just what is available for you, your children and family in the way of support, help, activities, schemes etc. There are lots of things you may not know are available to you and the community is here to help you.
Many stalls are going to be there which include representatives from Scouts, Boys Brigade, Girl Guides, Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, Open Hand Open Space Art Centre, the Streetcare team, the 7th Rifles Battalion, your local Oxford Road Neighbourhood Action Group and safety team, the Battle Library and many other uniformed organisations and local community groups and charities.

ZumbaAdd to CalendarMonday, 4 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

BSANA Bingo & TeaAdd to CalendarFriday, 8 July 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 8 July 2016
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).

ZumbaAdd to CalendarMonday, 11 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

BSANA BarbecueAdd to CalendarThursday, 14 July 2016
BSANA Barbecue
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)Come along and enjoy the annual BSANA Barbecue. With Halal Chicken and vegetarian food, soft drinks and a chat. Free to BSANA residents.

BSANA Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 15 July 2016
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 Summer SpruceAdd to CalendarSaturday, 16 July 2016
BSANA Summer Spruce
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)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.

ZumbaAdd to CalendarMonday, 18 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Oxford Road NAG MeetingAdd to CalendarTuesday, 19 July 2016
Oxford Road NAG Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Battle Library, 420 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 Chat & Games nightAdd to CalendarFriday, 22 July 2016
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).

ZumbaAdd to CalendarMonday, 25 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
See venue on map (opens in new window)A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.