Council Leader challenges Costain building developers over apparent water shortage affecting central Newbury Water Shortage
27th July 2010
... Comments


Last night, in a packed Council Chamber, a representative of Costain was put on the spot by both Councillors and the public about the state of Victoria Park.

After a wide-ranging discussion of the various problems affecting the Park, which appear to be spreading beyond the Park's boundaries and possibly into nearby residents’ homes and the Nursery School, the Town Council resolved urgently to commission an independent survey to investigate the problems in the park. 

Council Leader, Ifor Sheldon, said, "It is important that the people of Newbury have the opportunity to ask the questions that really matter to them.  We need to act quickly to resolve the problems, and an independent survey has to be the starting point." 

The Bowls Club has also been badly affected.  Deputy Leader of the Council, Julian Swift-Hook, said, "The premier status of Newbury's historic bowls club is now threatened by the catastrophic damage that has been caused to the normally pristine playing surface.   I do hope the damage will not be permanent."



Cllr Ifor Sheldon – Leader of the Council ( 01635 827415 / 07724 168773)

Cllr Julian Swift-Hook – Deputy Leader of the Council ( 01635 524080 / 07799 888444)

About the Author

Dawn R

Member since: 9th July 2012

Working in the world of marketing and communications, I have a real passion for helping people and businesses become the best that they can be. And whilst working hard is of course important – I believe...

Popular Categories