Thu, 11 Aug 2016
IN this week’s Newbury Weekly News, West Berkshire residents will soon be getting the hottest ticket in town through the post– a paper permit which will need to be displayed to use the district’s waste recycling centres in six weeks’ time.
The controversial new permit scheme will be introduced on September 26 and means that Hampshire residents – some just living yards away – will be barred from using the Newtown Road Recycling Centre in Newbury as well as the Padworth Recycling Centre.
In other news, work to repair the subsidence damage in Newbury’s Victoria Park will finally get under way next week.
Also this week, Newbury is in the running to win up to £10,000 in prize money as part of a nationwide search for Britain’s best high streets.
Meanwhile, thousands flocked to the annual Battle Proms at Highclere Caste on Saturday and we have all the pictures from the event.
In this week’s Hungerford edition of the Newbury Weekly News, plans have been revealed for a new 20-home development at East Garston.
In Thatcham this week, a district councillor has raised concerns about proposals to extend a quarrying site south of the town.
And on the Hampshire pages, a Kingslcere charity which provides special books for blind and partially-sighted people has been awarded a grant of £40,000 from a Masonic charity.
Our commemorative coverage of the First World War looks at an athletic lieutenant colonel who died at the Somme.
As always, there’s also a roundup of the week’s entertainment and sport, and of course this week’s £25 free fuel giveaway.