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The Four Horseshoes public house and its place in Reading’s political history

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.

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Long Barn Lane resurfacing work

Long Barn Lane closed 25 March

Resurfacing work on Long Barn Lane started on Monday 25 March and is expected to take up to three weeks until 12 April to complete.

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Council in court over Long Barn Lane recreation ground encampment

Reading Borough Council‘s antisocial behaviour (ASB) team will in court today, 22 August, seeking possession of Long Barn Lane recreation ground after about 20 caravans and attendant vehicles occupied the park in recent days.

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Planning application 171887 : 22 Long Barn Lane

22 Long Barn Lane
Reading
RG2 7SZ

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Planning application 171921 : 12 Long Barn Lane

Ground floor unit
12 Long Barn Lane
Reading
RG2 7SZ

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Long Barn Lane surgery now rated as ‘good’

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.

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Planning application 170069 : Long Barn Lane Surgery

22 Long Barn Lane
Reading
RG2 7SZ

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Beating the Bounds

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.

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Long Barn Lane surgery “requires improvement”

The  English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected Long Barn Surgery in May and reported that it was caring and responsive, but not well led.

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Flamboyant winter festival to light up Whitley

The Oracle and her council need your help. A strange greyness is growing over Whitley…

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.’

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