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.

Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation area Reappraisal
A draft of the proposed Re-Appraisal of the local Conservation Area  was published on 9 April 2017 and shared at our recent Heritage Day 2017. But what this says is going to affect all of this in this area- and  as such your views are very much needed by May 15.  The re-appraisal proposes that some areas are replaced back into the Conservation Area and that the boundary  is extended to include Mansfield Road and the Oxford Road up to the railway bridge. Other bold ideas include the recommendation to expand Article 4s potentially in the area and to get the area listed on the At Risk register- thus improving greatly chances to make improvements to the area.
     
 

 
Russell Street /
Castle Hill
Conservation area
consultation

 
 

Current events Click here for all future events

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 9 June 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, 9 June 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, 14 June 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

FEATURED EVENT

Tai ChiAdd to CalendarThursday, 15 June 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Extra session!

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 16 June 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, 16 June 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).

FEATURED EVENT

Amber and the ProfessorsAdd to CalendarFriday, 16 June 2017
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
See venue on map (opens in new window)We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 21 June 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

FEATURED EVENT

Tai ChiAdd to CalendarThursday, 22 June 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
See venue on map (opens in new window)Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!

BSANA MeetupAdd to CalendarFriday, 23 June 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, 23 June 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, 28 June 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, 30 June 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, 30 June 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 Fun DayAdd to CalendarSaturday, 1 July 2017
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.

FEATURED EVENT

BSANA Street PartyAdd to CalendarSunday, 2 July 2017
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
See venue on map (opens in new window)This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery and crockery. There will be chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, bouncy castles, swingball, the regular BSANA quiz and, all new this year, a crazy golf course! Opens at Noon, but you are welcome to come any time from 10am and help us set everything up.

Oxford Road Timebank Games MorningAdd to CalendarWednesday, 5 July 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, 5 July 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, 7 July 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 July 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).