Would you like to hear about the plans of the Town Council and the District Council for Newbury to 2024? Or how the West Berkshire Town Centre study is progressing? If you would also like to hear how business in Newbury plans to re-open after Lockdown, then The Annual Town Meeting is the place to be! The Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe, invites the electors of Newbury to the meeting, which takes place on Zoom at 7pm on 22 March 2021.
Newbury Town Council have plans to plant an NHS Commemorative garden at Old Hospital Green, on Andover Road. The green space, which is home to the ‘Binary Conversation’ sculpture, has been chosen by the Council’s Green Spaces Working Group for the new scheme. Herbs, shrubs and plants, widely known for their medicinal qualities, will be planted.
There is legislation (the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000) that introduces a 2026 ‘cut-off date’ beyond which any public footpaths or bridleways that have existed since before 1949, but which are not recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement, will be automatically extinguished.
Following the success of the wildflower meadow, which was planted at City Recreation Ground last year, a new wildflower area is being proposed for Victoria Park. The design will incorporate a wildflower strip along the bank that runs adjacent to Park Way.