For our sixth takeaway Sunday lunch from Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant, Reading during social-distancing and the lockdown, we chose, bacalhao com natas served with cassava chips and greens.
Once upon a time the Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street was a thriving and well loved public house. The brewery, Greene King, sold the pub when it closed eight years ago in 2012. It waited patiently as the years past and the developer submitted a succession of planning applications. It is now a very sorry and sad site with the former car park a sea of discarded furniture, tyres and general household rubbish in black bin bags.
For our fifth takeaway Sunday lunch from Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant, Reading during social-distancing and the lockdown, we chose shredded beef and cassava casserole, served with the white beans, rice and greens. We are thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to eat our way through a range of Brazilian dishes.
Residents venturing out to the end of Milman Road may have noticed that the lamp post next to the bus shelter was looking a little perilously inclined.
Our first ever take-away Sunday lunch from Pau Brasil on Mount Pleasant, Reading, was so good that we decided to do it again. This time we tried a different option of chicken breast with white beans, greens and rice. The beans are the stars of this meal and must definitely contain a secret ingredient that makes them so delicious.
The Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street closed in 2012 and now looks sad, abandoned and derelict as it awaits demolition. The public house was built as part of the redevelopment of Spring Gardens in the 1970s and was the pub’s third incarnation.
The Pau Brasil café on Mount Pleasant, Reading, now offers a take-away food and coffee service for collection. They no longer provide a sit-down service as the Government has instructed restaurants to close because of the coronavirus epidemic. The Whitley Pump tried a take-away feijoada for Sunday lunch.
Lainston Woodley Arms LLP (LWA) have submitted yet another planning application for the Woodley Arms site. This is an amendment to the approved application to build two blocks comprising 38 units of student accommodation. The proposal would enlarge the footprint of block 2 and reconfigure the accommodation in each block without increasing the number of units.
This event has been CANCELLED due to the current coronavirus outbreak. TVP has announced that all Have Your Say meetings have been cancelled until 20 April 2020 when the situation will be reviewed.
The Katesgrove neighbourhood policing team will hold a Have Your Say meeting at Greggs on Whitley Street on Wednesday 18 March at 11.00am. This replaces the cancelled meeting of 11 March.
Reading Borough Council (RBC) has a schedule of charges for everything from overdue library book fines to planning fees and advertising on the Whitley Pump roundabout. The list covers 26 pages and is a fascinating insight into the minutiae of local government, Reading style.