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100,000 riverside revamp planned
Plans to spend 100,000 on providing a riverside green haven with a new look have been drawn up.

If approved, the proposal could see new paths, seating and lighting introduced to green areas at Caversham Lock in Reading, Berkshire.

Work at Hills Meadow, View Island, Kings Meadow and Christchurch Meadow could begin by the middle of March.

The plan comes on top of an existing scheme to improve the area, which is to see the Hills Meadow site developed.

'Valuable resource'

Reading Borough Council hopes to develop a 25m theatre on the Hills Meadow car park at the Caversham Lock site.

The area has been the focus of concern of campaigners fighting to protect the Kings Meadow lido.

In the meantime, money from developers' contributions could be used for basic improvements across the whole of the Caversham Lock site.

They include extending a footpath from Napier Road to link up with the riverside cycle path, repairing the roof of the changing pavilion at Christchurch Meadows and putting in new seating and bins in Kings Meadow, Christchurch Meadows and along the Thames Promenade.

Catherine Wilton, councillor for culture and sport, said: "The aim is to encourage residents and visitors alike to make better use of the valuable parks and green spaces which line one of Reading's most valuable resources."


SEE ALSO:
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10 Nov 05 |  Berkshire
Riverside revamp consultation due
31 Oct 05 |  Berkshire
Riverside revamp plans revealed
13 Oct 05 |  Berkshire
Support pledged for lido campaign
25 Apr 05 |  Berkshire


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