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

 

Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 19 June 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, 20 June 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, 21 June 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, 22 June 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, 22 June 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, 26 June 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, 27 June 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, 28 June 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, 29 June 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, 29 June 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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Artisan Community Food FairAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 30 June 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
All your favourite artisnal foods are back – monthly.

 
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BSANA Street Party setupAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 30 June 2018
BSANA Street Party setup
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis and Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
This is where all the preparation happens. Furniture set out and ready to go. Bunting put up. Attractions laid out and so on. The more we can achieve, the easier the Street party goes, so everyone that can spare an hour is greatly appreciated.

 
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FEATURED EVENT
 

BSANA Street PartyAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 1 July 2018
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
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.

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 3 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, 4 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

 

 

Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood ForumAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, 522 Oxford Road
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.

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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).

 

 

Castle Tap Book ClubAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 9 July 2018
Castle Tap Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
New book club launch. Come along and discuss what you want from a book club.

 

 

Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 10 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, 11 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, 12 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, 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).

 

 

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)