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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information if you are in need of help.

Please note all BSANA events are cancelled until further notice. We’ll start up again as soon as it’s safe to do so. We hope you understand.

This means that:

  • Artisan Food Fairs, Play Streets, Plantings and all other planned events are cancelled.
  • We hope to still hold our Open Management Meetings using Skype or other online resource.

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Carey Money CourseAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Carey Money Course
Time: 1:00pm – 1:40pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well.
Found the last year a struggle financially?
Could do with a little help and advice with budgeting?
Join us for three Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm:

    li>28th Apr

  • 5th May
  • 12th May

This course is run by Carey Baptist Church, and is open to those of all faiths and none
Email office@careybaptistchurch.org.uk for the Zoom link
Session 1

 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 4 May 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Carey Money CourseAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Carey Money Course
Time: 1:00pm – 1:40pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well.
Found the last year a struggle financially?
Could do with a little help and advice with budgeting?
Join us for three Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm:

    li>28th Apr

  • 5th May
  • 12th May

This course is run by Carey Baptist Church, and is open to those of all faiths and none
Email office@careybaptistchurch.org.uk for the Zoom link
Session 2

 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood ForumAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 13 May 2021
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Online
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is welcome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  Free Bike MaintenanceAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 15 May 2021
Free Bike Maintenance
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: Carey Centre, Anstey Road
All our mechanics have good experience with bikes and will do what they can to help you, but may need to refer you to a professional.
We will see bikes that drop in, but priority will be given to pre-bookings. Sign up here: https://www.careybaptistchurch.org.uk/book/bike-maintenance/
 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Carey Open Air CaféAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Carey Open Air Café
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
We’re trialing an open air café in the yard behind The Oasis on 15th and 22nd September!
Things may be different, but we want to do what we can to serve our community – and we’re praying for good weather!
We hope you’ll pop along and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a chat with us!
 

  Give Blood in ReadingAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 21 June 2021
Give Blood in Reading
Time: 10:25am – 5:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
The Blood Service is running a double session at Salvation Army, Anstey Road in Reading, and needs your help. Timings are from 10.25am-1pm and from 2.15-5.15pm.
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!
 

  Give Blood in ReadingAdd to Calendar See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 5 July 2021
Give Blood in Reading
Time: 10:25am – 5:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
The Blood Service is running a double session at Salvation Army, Anstey Road in Reading, and needs your help. Timings are from 10.25am-1pm and from 2.15-5.15pm.
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!