The Four Horseshoes public house at the corner of Basingstoke Road and Long Barn Lane was an ancient hostelry originally known as the Long Barn. In the 1820s, it was at the centre of a libel case involving tenant James Leach and Reading’s brewing and political elites.
The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Long Barn Surgery in March 2017 and rated it as ‘good’. The CQC had reported in July 2016 that the surgery was inadequately led.
Here at the international HQ of the Whitley Pump on top of Katesgrove Hill, we decided to celebrate our first birthday by ‘beating the bounds‘ of Katesgrove ward. This is a walk of over 4 miles around the perimeter of the ward, or as near to the perimeter as can be obtained without swimming or getting run over.
The Oracle and her council need your help. A strange greyness is growing over Whitley…
The Long Barn Lane recreation field will be the starting point for this year’s WhitFest on Saturday 27 February at 5pm where people are asked to find lanterns to feed to a mythical chameleon called ‘Flamboyance.’