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Greening LJ – this Sunday 8 November!!!

There is a plan afoot to green – or perhaps colour – Loughborough Junction next spring by planting bulbs around the place this weekend. Some local businesses have agreed to have their plots bulbed and there are spaces here and there….

To get the bulbs we need donations! Donations of bulbs would be great, but donations of money are also acceptable if you prefer to contribute that way, as we can make a quick visit to a garden centre.

If you can provide either bulbs or money, please come to the Cambria this Sunday 8 November 1-2 pm where the gardeners will be there to collect them for planting Sunday afternoon.

Volunteers to plant the bulbs are also very welcome, probably best if you bring your own trowel, fork, whatever.

See you there!


The Cambria Pub, Kemerton Road, Loughborough Junction

Well, I’ve just been to our new local, definitely designed with attitude, the interior decor is sumptuous in design with big and bold floral wall paper, crystal chandeliers hang every few metres and candles burn around the bar. The pub furnished with handsome chairs of varying design from Louis XIV through to the present day. The bar itself clad with red leather upholstery with deep buttons to accentuate its curves, supports a huge range of newspapers.

The choice of beers on tap was also impressive, I’ve never see so many favorites, Leffe Blond, Charles Wells, Guinness, and the list goes on. I had a Leffe, crisp and cold and perfectly served. We looked at the Sunday menu, it looked good, certainly with plenty of things to tempt you and not unreasonably priced. I just hope that the small unusually placed kitchen can live up to the menu. All in all definitely worth a visit.

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A quick tour of Loughborough Junction Sunday 24 August 08

It was such a nice day on Sunday that I thought a few shots of the area would be good to see, in particular where work has been in progress. It turns out that there has been lots of progress and there is still a significant amount of work in progress, so better still to come.

The most exciting to date is the work at the Cambria on Kemerton Street is now complete, and it looks fantastic! I have only seen it from outside, however they seem to have captured a mood in the pub, the lighting is subtle and tables are well spaced, I even saw people eating! Lets hope that this time the pub does well. I shall have to go for a pint and report further.

The second most exciting news is the park at Myatts fields, which is now turning the corner from building site to new park. The children’s playground is fantastic and as yet not too busy. It’s bright, fun and different. It’s a really exciting playground, with a good balance for kids of all ages. My only negative comment is the number of bikes that children are using (I counted 5) there are no signs as yet banning them.

The Mucky duck on Coldharbour lane is work in progress and hasn’t really transformed yet, nothing has happened with the green man or the warrior and the anchor has had a pink paint job on the wooden fence but no work seen. The pavement outside the train station is still as lethal as ever. What do you think is going to happen to the old vegetable shop near the bridge, I think it would make a fantastic flower shop!