The majority Conservative Group on Wokingham Borough has chosen Councillor Keith Baker as its new Leader. I send my congratulations to him for winning the leadership election, and wish him every success in his new role. I also send my thanks to Councillor David Lee, the outgoing Leader, who announced his wish to retire from the post after the local elections.
I look forward to an early meeting with Councillor Baker to see how we can work together to deal with Wokingham’s public services and planning matters. Priorities include the revision to plans for Wokingham Town Centre redevelopment, successful completion of the expansion of school places to cater for extra demand, the flood prevention work and improvements to the road network.