Author Topic: Is Newbury open for business or busy shutting itself down ?  (Read 94 times)

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Is Newbury open for business or busy shutting itself down ?
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:47:51 pm »
Given the miniscule progress to be made around Newbury at present during peak periods one has to ask if this is just another scheme that will convince employers that Newbury is not a good location to run a business from. Like it or not for many (particularly those who cannot afford housing in the locality) the car is the only choice of transport and if the road system cannot support journeys in peak times companies will locate elsewhere. Spending money just because it's offered seems very short sighted.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22869/green-light-for-a4-cycle-route-upgrades.html

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Re: Is Newbury open for business or busy shutting itself down ?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 05:49:04 pm »
This fits the vision our elected representatives have agreed for Newbury.  Being the end point of the newly electrified railway together with the residential re development of the Town Centre will support us as a commuter dormatory/retirement suburb for the Thames Valley.  So there is no real need to attract or retain business.  All we actually need is effectively a semi skilled maintenance workforce; well within the training capability of our local FE College.  Could be quite nice really.