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Tenants can't wait to leave 'Useless Crescent'

Published: 9 Jun 2012 12:300 comments

NEIGHBOURS living in run-down flats earmarked for demolition say they "can't wait to leave."

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NEIGHBOURS living in run-down flats earmarked for demolition say they "can't wait to leave."

Residents of the flats in Wokingham's Eustace Crescent - dubbed by tenants as "Useless Crescent" - say they are fed up with the damp in the buildings and its bad reputation.

At a meeting on Thursday last week, Wokingham Borough Council's executive gave the green light to move forward with plans to regenerate the area by releasing a sum of money, not disclosed because it is "commercially sensitive," to continue with the relocation of residents and the buy-out of five leaseholders.

Councillors also decided that a competition will be held to find a new name for the site once the redevelopment is completed in honour of the Jubilee year.

For more see this week's Wokingham News. Out now.

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