Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Gateway Out Of The Gloom

After the gloom of this week's news on Wokingham's catchment area proposal, a good event is happening today.

The Neighbourhood Action Groups, I'm a member of the Uni and Redlands group, in conjunction with the Council are starting to look at ways in which Cemy Junction can be improved. As a resident of the Junc since the early 90's this is something I have wanted for a long time. It is a great little spot, with unique shops, like the computer shop, Islamic shop and sowing machine shop all around.Most of us use the Coop daily and of course Wycliffe Baptist. The Baptist Church and the Coop have been keys to the community for over a century and it is great in the summer to be part of an outdoor Wycliffe service on the forecourt. I can't remember if I blogged about the Baptism that was held in the summer outside and on the forecourt, but it had to be seen to be believed.

The Junc is simply amazing. Anyone who hasn't had the chance to chill out and stroll around the Cemetery has missed out. If you are lucky you might even see the deer.

So the junction is the only place where you can get some peace and tranquility, spot real wild life, go to church and pop out of a pint of milk all at the same time. It deserves to be improved and I look forward to the NAG plying its part in the improvement.