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  • Newbury is great for parkour if you practice it, by the bus station, and all around newbury, there are some places great for training and good runs aswell. PLEASE CAN WE ADD A PARKOUR SECTION. THANKSS
  • Easy access to London/ Reading .. Variety of people .. People are friendly when they are drunk and despite the local media seems to think that the town is run by binge-drinking-teenage-yobs it's not that bad at all so don't believe it you can walk home at 4 in the morning and not come across anyone
  • newbury comedy festival
  • Sitting in the pub gardens out by the canal in summer. A non-threatening place to go out on a Friday / Saturday night. Only 45 minute train journey to London Paddington. It's home :)
  • Friendly folk, sense of history and community. Clean and generally tidy.
  • Shops
  • A very pretty town. Perfect for family life
  • everything is easy to get to i suppose and vodafone being here raises the profile of the town i suppose
  • 'Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name....'
  • Relatively little street crime (unlike ten years ago). Generally a good vibe. They're doing the town centre up a bit.
  • quit a pretty town
  • M4/A34
  • Not *quite* Newbury, but the Jade Cottage in Thatcham
  • bashing townies and rudeboys
  • Easy to get out (to Reading London). Countryside.
  • Kennet & Avon Canal Donnington Castle & Snelsmore Common The By-pass (Apart from the fact that it went through Snelsmore)
  • Not that far from London and something better to do.
  • Canal. Geese flying overhead in early evening.
  • lots of countryside close by although its a but full of horsey types if you want remote then try (south)between sydmoton and inkpen or(north) the ridge way on the lambourn downs
  • The local paper, market day AKA 'Pig and Paper day', the fact everybody knows everybody else!
  • M4 is Close by Fairly decent range of shops for size of Town

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Last updated: 2011-01-05

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