Letter: Do not spoil our town in the name of capitalist greed
Regarding your July 8 article ‘Chief believes town is in need of high quality office space’, people should look at Reading to see what a disaster a push for office space can bring.
I recall that Reading had structures built in the 60s, and was a progressive town in the 70s when I lived there.
All the 60s buildings have been pulled down to erect glass skyscrapers for offices, as pushed for by a Labour Council competing for London office money.
As a consequence, Reading has become an ugly and soulless town and a place I have not returned to of late because of this, despite having friends there that I now meet elsewhere.
Please all take note of this, and be wary of what ‘the chief’ believes.
For a 65-year-old man, please do not spoil our town in my final years by capitalist greed.
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