Newbury Town Council have plans to plant an NHS Commemorative garden at Old Hospital Green, on Andover Road. The green space, which is home to the ‘Binary Conversation’ sculpture, has been chosen by the Council’s Green Spaces Working Group for the new scheme. Herbs, shrubs and plants, widely known for their medicinal qualities, will be planted.
There is legislation (the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000) that introduces a 2026 ‘cut-off date’ beyond which any public footpaths or bridleways that have existed since before 1949, but which are not recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement, will be automatically extinguished.
Following the success of the wildflower meadow, which was planted at City Recreation Ground last year, a new wildflower area is being proposed for Victoria Park. The design will incorporate a wildflower strip along the bank that runs adjacent to Park Way.
Newbury Town Council is looking for an operator who will take on the lease of its new Community Café currently being considered for construction in Victoria Park, Newbury. The Council is hopeful of gaining Planning Permission this month.