In this week's Bracknell News (February 27 edition)

Published: 27 Feb 2014 11:001 comment

BUSINESSES fear changes to The Ring road in Bracknell will stop people coming to the town, plans to turn a hotel into 70 homes were met with a mixed reaction and Bracknell Forest Council defends spending nearly £60,000 on external consultants last year. For these stories and more, pick up a copy of the News, on sale now, priced 70p.

Also in this week's News (February 27 edition, priced 70p):

- Support is voiced for 24-hour McDonalds after some neighbours were outraged

- Entrepreneur John Nike proud to support Pride of Bracknell Awards

- A three-year-old girl tragically died after drowning in her family's swimming pool

- Picture specials from the Wonderful Woodlands activity day at Jocks Lane Recreation Ground and a range of half-term activities across the area

- 10 action-packed pages of sport

- Property, family announcements, classified, motors, jobs and much more!

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  • Forester
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    Feb 27, 21:22
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    Of course these roadworks will reduce footfall in the town centre even further. The chief planning officer is deluded if he believes that people will just swap the convenience of on-street parking for one of the town's car parks. A £60,000 spend on consultants (and the generous expenses claimed by some Conservative councillors) would pay for some temporary replacement parking spaces on the High Street itself. Getting competent planners is a necessary first step before Bracknell and its town centre can become a built environment in which we can all take genuine pride.

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