BSANA Area

Hello and welcome to the website for the people who live or work in the Baker Street area of Reading in Berkshire.

The aims of the Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association (BSANA) are to develop our sense of community and improve our local environment. You are invited to get involved or join our mailing list.
Thanks to all who have helped with past events. It all goes to making our neighbourhood a nicer and more friendly area to live in. We look forward to seeing you at future events.

 

Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 16 October 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, 17 October 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

 

 

The Great Castle Tap Bake OffAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 18 October 2018
The Great Castle Tap Bake Off
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Bakers and tasters Wanted
In aid of Macmillan Nurses
See Cara, Katrina or Martina for a Bakers Registration Pack or Tasters Information
Email

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 18 October 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, 19 October 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, 19 October 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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BSANA hosts Nick Stephenson Music at the Castle TapAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 19 October 2018
BSANA hosts Nick Stephenson Music at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Freddie Mercury, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson and Father John Misty, London-based singer/songwriter Nick Stephenson has played at Glastonbury Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival and Secret Garden Party.
Appearing, for one night only, at the Castle Tap. Free entrance. Free drink for all BSANA residents.

 
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Reading Repair CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 21 October 2018
Reading Repair Café
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Get help to repair a wide range of items covering areas such as:

  • Electronics
  • Mechanical items
  • Computers (hardware/software)
  • Toys/Furniture
  • Clothing/Textiles
  • Tool sharpening

In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and we are sure to have a go or at least provide some advice about what your best course of action might be.
You’re also welcome to come along with repairs you want to do yourself or craft projects you’re working on and you’ll find a friendly helpful bunch ready to welcome you.
The event is run entirely by volunteers and anyone can pop in! Everything is free, but we encourage donations to ensure we can keep running repair cafe in future.

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 23 October 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, 24 October 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

 

 

The Great Castle Tap Bake OffAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 25 October 2018
The Great Castle Tap Bake Off
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Bakers and tasters Wanted
In aid of Macmillan Nurses
See Cara, Katrina or Martina for a Bakers Registration Pack or Tasters Information
Email

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 25 October 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, 26 October 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, 26 October 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, 27 October 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 – every month!

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 30 October 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, 31 October 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

 

FEATURED EVENT
 

BSANA Senior Trip to DobbiesAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 1 November 2018
BSANA Senior Trip to Dobbies
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Venue: Pick up from your home, or the BSANA notice board
This is a great time to gather plants and other items for the winter season. We are organising a trip to Dobbies Garden Centre. We can pick up from the BSANA notice board on Baker Street (or from your home if you live in the BSANA area), take you to Dobbies where you are free to wander around and see what’s on offer. There is absolutely no obligation to buy anything.
There will also be tea and coffee in the café, and we will regather to take you all home (dropping you off at your house for BSANA residents).

 
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Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 1 November 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, 2 November 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, 2 November 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 Winter Planting on the IDRAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 3 November 2018
BSANA Winter Planting on the IDR
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
The planters on the bridge are seen by lots of people and greatly appreciated. Meet here to put in plants for the winter to brighten them for the festive season. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.

 
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Tuesday Café at the OasisAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 6 November 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, 7 November 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

 

 

The Great Castle Tap Bake OffAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 8 November 2018
The Great Castle Tap Bake Off
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Bakers and tasters Wanted
In aid of Macmillan Nurses
See Cara, Katrina or Martina for a Bakers Registration Pack or Tasters Information
Email

 

 

Lunch Club for the over 60'sAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 8 November 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, 9 November 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, 9 November 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
 

Castle Neighbourhood Book ClubAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 12 November 2018
Castle Neighbourhood 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.
Book: Burial Rites

 
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