Monthly Archives: May 2011

Our regeneration

In 1998 I was writing press releases for the then Wokingham District Council on the imminent regeneration of the town centre. Thirteen years on, it is still imminent. Bracknell town centre regeneration is also imminent and now there is a new demand … Continue reading

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Road to nowhere

Unless you live in Caversham Park Village you are unlikely to know what this is a picture of. Well it is a turning off Devon Drive. Except it doesn’t go anywhere. It was meant to plough through the wooded area … Continue reading

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Only Novo knows

The opposition to the proposed wind turbines at Rushey Mead was an aggressive and persistent campaign. Councillors pretty much had to refuse the plans which, it seemed, were more to do with cashing in on ridiculous subsidies than saving energy. … Continue reading

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The Blade remains on the edge

   Had the rumoured move by Visa, from Kennet Wharf to the Blade, taken place it would have been a good thing for Reading. Not because of any great influx of new jobs – Visa’s currrent building is about 500 yards … Continue reading

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Stop the bus

Within two minutes of reaching a bus stop I realised why I hardly ever use the service. It was Friday, royal wedding day, and surely a good time to mix with strangers while we were all grateful to William and Kate … Continue reading

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