Looking forward to Reading’s 2016

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It took all my powers of self restraint not to entitle this post “Reading the future”, but that’s the gist – as 2016 gets underway, what might the year hold in store for the town?  If a town could write itself some new year’s resolutions then I’d hope to see the following amongst them.

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Looking forward to Reading’s 2016

FAO the Broad Street Mall’s new owners

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The Broad Street Mall was purchased by new owners in May 2015.  Since then we’ve heard nothing of their plans for the site.  That is until this month when a planning application has been submitted to the council.  Sadly the limit of the ambition, at this stage at least, is to re-brand the signs on each of the entrances to the mall.  So let’s take this opportunity to give the new owners some ideas on how they could bring vast improvements to this part of Reading, and potentially make some money along the way. Continue reading “FAO the Broad Street Mall’s new owners”

FAO the Broad Street Mall’s new owners

Where is the Square?

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Where is the centre of any town or city?  In my experience, most frequently, people associate with an urban public open space that acts as the main focal point for local civic life.   Continue reading “Where is the Square?”

Where is the Square?