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Victory! Hungerford's theatre company lives to fight another day

Tense planning meeting swayed by impassioned pleas

John Garvey

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THE Community of Hungerford Theatre Company has won a vital planning victory.

The popular group was pleading for its life at last night’s (Wednesday) western area planning committee.

At stake was the future, as the company sought to persuade planning chiefs to go against an officer’s report which recommended refusal for permission to site vital storage units at the town’s Triangle Field.

Tension mounted as civic leaders, including theatre stalwart Roger Thompson, Hungerford mayor Martin Crane and ward member James Podger (Con, Hungerford) made impassioned pleas for “common sense to prevail.”

In the end, their persuasion resulted in a rebuff to the officer’s recommendation.

Newburytoday.co.uk was at the meeting.

For a full report, and reactions, grab a copy of the Hungerford edition of next week’s Newbury Weekly News.

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  • NpofThatcham

    24/07/2015 - 22:10

    Good news for all members of that group and those who want community theatre to continue and grow in west berksire

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