It’s easy to tidy up pop­u­lar Thame­side area

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

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

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