Newtown, is situated in East Reading between the Cementary Junction and the River Kennet.
The population is a socially and ethnically diverse mix of families, professionals and Reading University students.
One landmark is the historic Horseshoe Bridge which was formerly used by barge horses but is now a footbridge
The area is socially, ethnically and religiously diverse. It is home to St Johns and St Stephen's Church of England and primary school, Wycliffe Baptist church, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara and several small Islamic centres. It has an active community both environmentally being home to Reading's first Green party Councillor and for families with the local children's centre.