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Friday 23 August 2013

4th Berkshire Festival of Classic Transport

The 4th Berkshire Festival of Transport including cars, motorcycles, Mini's & VW's, Customs, Hot Rods & Americans etc is being held at Easthampstead Park Peacock Lane, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 3DF on Sunday 1st September 2013, 10am to 4pm

Admission Prices: £6.00 per Adult, £2.00 per Child (7-14yrs), Under 7s Free

Set in the backdrop of a Victorian Country Mansion surrounded by parkland and formal gardens.

The venue is already home to a popular VW show so we expect the festival of transport to go down a storm. We are anticipating an excellent display of vehicles, the show will be supported by a number of clubs from within the region and outside it. This gives members of the public and fellow enthusiasts the chance to see some cherished examples from years gone by with a number of MG, Triumph, Porsche, Morris, Austin, Ford and Jags displaying in the private entry area.

There will be the usual mix of trade and autojumble stands selling parts, services and gifts and also a concours competition with live commentary throughout the day. We are looking forward to an exciting new event which has been set up to provide an enjoyable day out for families and enthusiasts alike.

Andrew Greenwood's Classic Shows
01484 667776 www.classicshows.org

Royal Borough's new director of operations, Cathryn James

The Royal Borough has welcomed its new strategic director of operations, Cathryn James, whose arrival on Monday 12 August brought the directors team up to full strength.

Cathryn has worked in both local government and the private sector, having held positions in a county, unitary and district council and covered a wide variety of services in different guises. Her background is in civil engineering and she spent the first seven years of her career as a commercial estimator.

Last summer she returned home to the UK after taking a year out to compete in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Latterly she was managing director of a joint venture company that provided a range of commercial services to both private businesses and councils in Suffolk.

Cllr Carwyn Cox, cabinet member for environmental services, said: "Cathryn is a very welcome addition to our director team. Her impressive experience will help the council continue its efforts to achieve increasingly improving services in more cost-effective ways." Cllr Geoff Hill, cabinet member for highways and transport, added: "I look forward to working with Cathryn on the many council initiatives in the borough, including the important Stafferton Way link road in Maidenhead." Cathryn said: "There is clearly a pride in terms of what the operations directorate has achieved in the past and an enthusiasm for what it can achieve for the future. I am looking forward to working with residents, businesses, staff and elected members on the next phase of its journey." Now settled near Henley, Cathryn still enjoys the lure of the ocean and the opportunity to get out in a boat whenever she can. Cathryn's arrival means the senior management team is complete. She joins Mike McGaughrin (managing director and corporate performance director), Christabel Shawcross (deputy managing director and strategic director of children's services) and Alison Alexander (strategic director of children's service).