Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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25 years ago: UP to 100 new houses may be built in Lower Shiplake if road improvements are made to a nearby junction.

UP to 100 new houses may be built in Lower Shiplake if road improvements are made to a nearby junction. The announcement this week angered Shiplake parish councillors who agreed at their meeting on Monday they do not want more houses to be built in Northfield Avenue. Pangbourne developer Rockhold has offered to pay for improvements to the junction of Northfield Avenue and Station Road.

Jennifer Hoyle, first cashier at Lloyds Bank in Henley, has been selected for the Karate Union of Great Britain’s southern region squad. The squad of five will train together six times a year and compete in inter-regional competitions against the three other regions. A second dan, Jennifer trains at Reading Apollo Club and instructs at Reading Shotokan Karate Club.

A speed limit of 40mph is to be imposed on a notorious road. Oxfordshire County Council wants to improve the safety of the A4155 Henley to Reading Road. The news welcomed by Shiplake Parish Council which had thought a new limit would only be considered in a future programme of works.

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