READING Pride is due to take place this September.

The event has been scheduled for September 4 and will take place at Kings Meadow in Reading.

Reading Pride's website explains the plans for the event.

In a video posted online, Paul Britt, Reading Pride's chair, explained since the beginning of the year they have been working on plans for the Love Unites festival.

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They said: "The prime minister set out the government's four step plan for leading the country out of lockdown with a phased easing of restrictions.

"The government has indicated there will be a minimum of five weeks between each stage, four weeks to collect and assess data and then, all being well, a week for everyone to prepare for the next step.

"It is important to remember that any dates that have been provided are an estimate."

Data will look at the percentage of the population vaccinated, the R rate, and the impact of Covid on hospitals.

Paul added: "With this in mind, we are taking a flexible approach to the planning of our event on the 4th of September and we will keep you updated along the way.

"We will be opening registration for food, market place and for performance on our stages over the coming weeks and we will let you know when they are live.

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"In the mean time we hope everyone is keeping safe and we will share more info with you soon. Take care and keep safe."

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community.

Its website explains the event has grown year on year with up to 15,000 people visiting throughout the day and 1500 taking part in the parade.

Michael Russell, trustee of Reading Pride, said: "Like all Pride's, we await for Monday's briefing from Boris Johnson however what we really need is the results from the test events such as the Brit Awards earlier in the year which we expect sometime in July, that will ultimately determine whether we continue with a physical event or revert back to digital event as per last year."