Monthly Archives: October 2011

A rail loss

The latest scaling down of a major development has been the shelving of Prudential’s Green Park station. This follows scaling down of the housing planned around Green Park and also the abandoning of a foot and cycle bridge over the … Continue reading

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More trick than treat

Few people would object to the Halloween novelties at Warings Bakery. But when the national chains get excited about Halloween the atmosphere is more cynical than spooky. Halloween, a bit of a non-event really, has been upscaled by big retailers … Continue reading

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In for a few pounds

Recent visits to other towns gave me the eye opening experience of more pound shops than I have ever seen. Bracknell and Maidenhead are becoming overrun with them while up north, Blackpool has more pound shops than I had never … Continue reading

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Sutton change in fortunes

At a time when the economy has been revealed to be a runaway train no-one can stop and  that is going to crash soon, it is intriguing that a business park in Reading is doing remarkably well. But Suttons business … Continue reading

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Level planning field

This wasteland which used to be 11 gardens with a business premises at the far end, is a good example the need to reform planning laws. The area is at the back of houses in Wolsey Road Caversham where 54 … Continue reading

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