Having originally formed to produce the the Theale Parish Plan, interest and membership of Theale’s Future had steadily decreased and it was not possible to progress many of the action points.
Most recent of activity had been production of the village newsletter, upkeep of thealevillage.com and management of the “Theale’s Future” Facebook page and “@theale” Twitter account. These activities ended with the disbanding of Theale’s Future.
Regarding the Theale Action Plan, one topic which has continued throughout the group’s existence is the need for the railway station to be upgraded. Some members of Theale’s Future had been actively chasing the relevant rail companies, West Berkshire Council, our local MP and the Department of Transport to try to progress the long-awaited station upgrade. (A history of events can be found here: here).
Some members of the EGM expressed an interest in forming a separate group to continue this activity, potentially as a “Theale Station User Group”.
Thanks go to those who supported Theale’s Future in the past, particularly those who spared their personal time to deliver the newsletters and contributed to the funding of activities and operations such as newsletter production and website hosting of thealevillage.com.