Surfacing and road markings at the new Cutbush Lane (East) / Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (SERR) junction, will be carried out during an overnight closure of Cutbush Lane on Monday, 30 October. Following this, the SERR will open to traffic at 06.00 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October.

Project Director, Doug Pratt said: "After overcoming several difficult challenges and quality issues, we are pleased that the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road can now be opened and we thank the local community for its tolerance and understanding throughout".

As has always been planned, road users will notice a temporary 30 mph speed limit and cones against the kerb line along a 100 metre section of the relief road, near to the junction with Cutbush Lane (East). This is to allow the workforce to safely carry out finishing works, which cannot be completed until the new Cutbush Lane (East) junction has been permanently altered.

The majority of work to correct quality issues at Arborfield Road was completed at the beginning of October 2017, however, there is still a non-compliant section of new highway drainage between the Esso Garage and the new roundabout. In order to avoid a lengthy diversion route, this will be addressed after the Eastern Relief Road has opened.

Mick Croome followed his father into the Met Police and Hendon Driving School and then joined the SEG (Special Escort Group)
He gave us a fascinating talk with video of the activities of the SEG.
He now runs 'Speedskills' as an advanced driving skills (i.e. beyond Roadcraft) training company.

For more info go to :-

All the below dates are at Bovingdon.  If interested in attending, please book direct with Speedskills but mention you heard about the course through RoADAR TVG. :

Saturday 10th June 1st timers event 4 places £199pp
Saturday 8th July 1st Timers event  12 places £199pp
Saturday 12 August Teddy's Revenge 7 places £250pp
Saturday 2nd September  1st Timers event  10 spaces £199pp
Saturday 30th September Teddy's Revenge 9 spaces £250pp
Saturday 7th October  1st Timers event 12 places £199pp
Saturday 11th November 1st Timers event 12 places £199pp
Saturday 9th December  1st Timers event  12 places £199pp


Thames Valley Group announce a Joint Tutor Conference in succession to the similar event in 2015. The Conference is aimed at all RoSPA Car Tutors nationwide who are currently qualified or in training.

It is to be held on Saturday 23 September 2017 and will run from 10.00 to 16.00.

The theme of the conference will be Training the Trainers and it will be held at Chieveley (J13 of M4/A34).

For more information click here