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Jan 11

Repairs Start on Damaged Georgian Memorial Garden Wall

Eldon Sq gardensWORK will start this week to repair the wall, gate and railings at King George V Memorial Garden in Eldon Square, Reading’s only Georgian-style garden.  Distinctive features of a Georgian square include a symmetrical design, an outer belt of trees and shrubs, an inner circular walk and a central area laid to grass.

The work was necessitated after significant damage was caused to the wall when a vehicle crashed into the garden boundary last September.

Council contractors will begin work on Monday and the work is expected to take a week to complete.

There will be no public access to the gardens from the east gate for the whole period of the repairs. The other entrances will remain open at all times as normal.

Cllr Paul Gittings, lead councillor for culture and sport, said:

“I’m pleased that the unfortunate damage caused last year is going to be shortly rectified. These peaceful gardens offer residents an oasis of nature and calm amidst the hubbub of the town centre and it is one of the town’s gems along with the Forbury Gardens and Caversham Court.”

 

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