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Bowling alley or trampoline park could be coming to the Kennet Centre

Gym and hotel also possibilities when Newbury shopping centre is redeveloped

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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A BOWLING alley or trampoline park could be built in the Kennet Centre when it is redeveloped.

Roger Gorham, who is overlooking the scheme, revealed that they were two possibilities.

A gym and/or hotel are also being considered as part of the redevelopment.

An audience made up of business owners, local residents and councillors heard the plans discussed at a Newbury Vision 2026 meeting held at the Corn Exchange last Thursday.

Newbury Vision 2026 outlines West Berkshire Council’s aims and objectives for the town over the next two decades and includes details of major developments and proposed improvements to roads.

Other key issues discussed included the lack of affordable homes, an increase in the number of homeless people in Newbury and the loss of commercial space to residential units.

For a full report of the meeting, pick up a copy of the Newbury Weekly News on Thursday.

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  • Bombey

    09/05/2017 - 12:12

    Just a load of non news. Too many ifs, buts & maybes. For what it is worth they may have well said that a shark tank & rocket launch pad were 'two possibilities'. "Yes, the bowling alley & trampoline park were possibilities & we were granted change of use, but they were un-viable from a financial point of view so we have applied to build 300 flats using Permitted Development Rights" said a KC spokesperson ...


  • redhead

    08/05/2017 - 21:09

    what about the bowling alley in Thatcham? and my friends like the 'foam' places u can jump around in, nearest is miles away, most kids have trampolines in their gardens these days, at least half the kids on my estate do


    • sayitasitis

      09/05/2017 - 07:07

      Bowling alley in Thatcham is a run down shit pit, same with the soft play upstairs, absolutely filthy.


      • NoisyNortherner

        09/05/2017 - 10:10

        Seconded. It's massively overpriced and it's clear there's been no investment in years. The last time I went around a month ago, my two kids and me spent half the time waiting for the duff lane we'd been given to be fixed.