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Victoria Park cafe re-think

A proposed new cafe at Victoria Park could be scuppered after considerable increases in construction costs.

Newbury Town Councillors are to look at the options next week after it was revealed that due to Environmental Agency build restrictions the Council has been unable to progress with the original design.

This is according to Town Council documents that state considerable increases in construction costs of up to £620,000 are required to comply with the restrictions.

Initials plans involved demolishing the existing kiosk and boat shed in Victoria Park, replacing them with a new larger cafe offering indoor and outdoor catering and seating facilities.

In November 2016, the Newbury Weekly News reported that the café would cost £500,000 to build, £250,000 of which is being provided by Greenham Common Trust, with the remaining £250,000 coming from the Public Works Loan Board.

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