It’s easy to tidy up popular Thameside area
I just want to say how much I appreciated the reference to the Friends of Woodford Park in your comment on the ‘Plonking a horrendous concrete monstrosity’ and Cllr Page’s comments on the wasteland.
I agree, if ever the area becomes clear of these development ideas, a friends group would be able to transform this spot into a lovely area.
Sadly Wokingham Borough have already destroyed many of the trees.
The area, alongside the river, to the east, has become so popular since the Thames Valley Business Park was developed.
If the area around Broken Brow and Horseshoe Bridge was landscaped it would become such an asset.
Not only for the benefit of residents but for the passing boats who must think they are in a depressed industrial area.
I am a great believer in volunteer groups to provide such facilities.
The pleasure, pride and satisfaction gained by volunteers is far greater than can be expected by an employee of a council. It goes back to village life when everyone kept the village green and pond etc.
Likewise why pay increased council tax for work that can be undertaken free by the residents. In addition members of volunteer work groups can often gain from added health benefits and social interaction.
It’s a no brainer and thank you for the comment and in particular our mention.
David Provins, Friends of Woodford Park