Red Lion cries foul

The new tenants at the Red Lion are asking Theale residents to help them raise awareness of their campaign to have something done about the nasty sewage smell in Church Street, close to the pub.

New kids on the block, Lynne Kiddle and Nick Baker, are organising a petition to present to the council. Lynne says: “The issue is the foul smell in Church Street. We have set up a campaign to get as many signatures as possible to raise Continue reading Red Lion cries foul

Take it away

Let’s talk takeaway. Who has tried the new village pizza dispensary? We’ve dabbled twice. First time excellent: dense, well-cooked veggie pizza with a good range of ingredients. Second time? Not good. Undercooked base, and (we reckon) thinner topping.

After our first experience, we thought we might be tempted to switch the focus of our Friday night takeaway away from China, towards Italy. But after the semi-disappointment of the second time around, we’re in a takeaway tizzy.

Opinions please. What’s your experience of village takeaways?

“The biggest threat to Theale since the Second World War”

An anxious gathering of nearly 100 local residents on Thursday evening heard Councillor Alan Macro describe the proposed development of 800 new homes as “the biggest threat to Theale since the Second World War”.

It was evidently a surprise to many to learn that the building of 350 new dwellings at the Lakeside site at the west end of the village had already been approved. The original application had been thrown out after fierce local opposition, but an appeal by the developers was hurriedly approved, seemingly beneath the radar of publicity.
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SHOCK NEWS: WEST BERKS THREATENS TO INFLATE THEALE BY 70%

Map of proposed new development

Those who feared that the decision by West Berks to approve the construction of 350 new homes at the west end of the village was only the thin end of the wedge, appear to have been proved right. We now understand that the council is keen to push through plans for another 450 houses at the other end of the High Street.

The plan, still not publicly released, is that the large development would be built adjacent to Blossom Lane, between the village and the M4.
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