Jamie Wake 2014 Independent Candidate for Whitley ward in the Reading Local Elections
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    April 16th, 2014jamiewakerdgemployment, kennet island

    I’ve just been browsing the Getreading website and noticed an article about Geopost moving from Commercial Road to Imperial Way.  Both roads are in Whitley and it seems their departure will finally address many of the issues that residents on kennet Island have been facing.  Both Royal Mail and DPD (owned by Geopost) use Longship Way as a cut through and drive at speed which could endanger the lives of the children that play and cross the street.

    The article, entitled New warehouse may bring 50 extra jobs to South Reading (yes it says MAY so actually the new warehouse may not bring 50 jobs), shows ward Councillors Rachel Eden and Kelly Edwards taking a selfie with Mayor Marion Livingston.  Sadly the photo submitted taken of them taking the selfie at the traditional ground-breaking ceremony has Rachel with her eyes closed.

    The work is due to be completed in August which hopefully mean that DPD may be gone by the Summer Holidays meaning the children can play without fear of being hit by a speeding van.

    Even though the articale says that there MAY be 50 extra jobs coming to Whitley, I hope that their move from Commercial Road does bring much needed work opportunities to the area.