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New bins cost a pretty penny

Four new bins at Victoria Park have been bought and installed for the sum of £2,960 - that's £740 each.

Following significant investment in Victoria Park, the ‘Jewel in Newbury’s Crown,’ by Newbury Town Council over the past three years, the Council decided to replace a number of waste bins to ensure the Park is kept in pristine condition.

Four new waste bins are being situated close to the Skatepark, with an additional bin installed by the playground, thanks to a partnership with McDonalds contributing £1,200 towards the cost.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Adrian Edwards, said: “These new stainless-steel bins will serve to improve the appearance of our Park and I’d like to thank Ross Drake and the team at McDonalds for their support.”

Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Miles Evans, said: “This is just the latest addition to this superb community space that’s enjoyed by so many residents. I look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to our second Victoria Park Family Day on Sunday 13 May, to show the park off in all its glory!”

Ross Drake, owner and franchisee of McDonald’s restaurant on Northbrook Street in Newbury’s town centre said “I am really pleased to be working with the Town Council to help reduce litter and improve the appearance of one of Newbury’s most important leisure areas.”

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