Reading: towpath cycling consultation

A public consultation on allowing cyclists to use the Thames Path between Reading and Purley has opened.

The new dual status would run from the River Kennet oil the east confluence to the Roebuck Hotel near Tilehurst Station in the west. in the west to where it meets the Kennet mouth in the east.

Tony Page, Reading Council’s lead member for Strategic Planning and Transport, says that the opening of  Christchurch Bridges encouraged more cycling.

The consultation runs until runs until Thursday 25 May.

PS Tattershall Castle has arrived

PS Tattershall Castle at its new mooring on Monday

The  PS Tattershall Castle was towed upstream on a falling tide to its new berth on Monday.

The move comes three months later than planned.

The gangplanks will be in place by the end of May when the 556 ton paddle steamer reopens as a floating pub.

The PS Tattershall Castle is opposite the London Eye and between Hungerford and Westminster Bridges.

Boarding will be from the Victoria Embankment.