Newbury Weekly News - May 11th 2017

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Thechanging faceofthetown centre isrevealed atCornExchange conference A VISION OF THE FUTURE How thenewbusstation willlook from theWharf Anartist’simpression ofthenew-look south entrance tothetrain station

A BOWLING alley, trampoline park, a gym and a hotel are all being considered for the Kennet Shopping centre in Newbury when it is redeveloped. An option to provide outside seating on the upper level of the centre on the Cheap Street side (pictured right) is also being proposed. The second stage of the work will see the previous space occu- pied by Debenhams reconfigured to introduce new shop frontages on the ground floor at Bartholomew Street. There is also opportunity to create a new link from the Market Street development into the centre. The trampoline park and bowl- ing alley are being considered as long-term replacements for TK

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Maxx, while a hotel and ‘residen- tial opportunity’ above the shop- ping centre are a possibility. The Kennet Shopping centre plans were just one of a number of key developments discussed at a Newbury Vision conference at the Corn Exchange last week. Other important topics included the relocation of Newbury bus station and improvements to Newbury rail- way station. The redevelopment of Market Street and the proposed regenera- tion of the London Road Indus- trial Estate were also debated. n For full coverage of the confer- ence, see pages 6-9.

Philip still by her side

Prince Philip’s first appearance since Buckingham Palace announced that the 95-year-old would be retiring from pubic duties in autumn this year. See page 5 for more pictures.

THE QUEEN and the Duke of Edinburgh were in West Berkshire this week to mark the centenary of Pangbourne College. Tuesday’s ceremony marked

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by Alan Ayckbourn Two outstanding plays, one summer extravaganza HOUSE and GARDEN COMING SOON... Thursday 25 May until Saturday 1 July Celebrate The Watermill’s 50th anniversary year

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