| SOUTHCOTE GLOBE|
Southcote Globe is supported
by Reading Borough Council
Work done by Southcote GLOBE over the years includes:
- Providing a seat outside the Southcote Neighbourhood Advice Centre.
- Successfully lobbying with Southcote Residents' Association for a shelter at the St Matthew's Church bus stop.
- Being involved in consultations on traffic calming measures in Southcote.
- Requesting signage to Southcote on the A4.
- Contributing to the debate on waste and how it is dealt with.
- Planting trees as part of the Millenium 'Trees For Our Future' project.
- Working with the Safer Reading Campaign.
- Working on the gardens at Coronation Square
Each year GLOBE volunteers join with others in RESCUE, the Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean-up Event.
usually work on the Linear Path along the Holy Brook, across Circuit
Meadows to Southcote Mill and along the footpath by the railway line to
Southcote Farm Lane.
the installation of the gate across the end of Circuit Lane at the
entrance to the Meadows, the amount of dumping has got less, but there
is always work to be done.
area south-west of Reading has been under threat of development for
very many years. Prudential had proposals for a 7500 homes
mini town with associated infrastructure for the area. There were
serious implications for flooding, wildlife habitat and traffic
problems in the proposals, which were opposed by Southcote GLOBE.
Eventually the Kennet Valley housing proposals were
scrapped - In 2010 the Regional Minister for the South East said that the Kennet
Valley Park development was not viable. This followed advice from
the Environment Agency and vigorous local opposition.
Copyright SouthcoteGLOBE 2008