Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Visit to Safran

On Friday last week I visited the offices of Safran at Winnersh triangle. They wished to tell me about their work and the contribution they think their services and products can make to improving border security and security for transactions.  They have expertise in a variety of biometric techniques and can assist with crime fighting, identity […]

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Local GP services

On Friday I turned my attention again to the GP service. I have been working on this issue most of this Parliament, as there has been an increase in the number of complaints from people unable to obtain a  timely appointment to see the doctor. There have also been requests from doctors themselves for assistance […]

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Winnersh worries

I have been out and about in Winnersh in the run up to the local elections. There is an understandable impatience to see the end of the roadworks for the new link to the Loddon roundabout to take pressure off the current main Reading to Wokingham road. There were also some concerns about the new […]

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Emmbrook matters

I have been out and about in Emmbrook prior to the local elections. I am well aware of the unease about construction traffic, the route of the new road and the issue of drainage and flood control. Yesterday I was in the Toutley Road area with a Councillor , to talk to him and residents […]

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Academies if we want them

I have been lobbying the government not to proceed with mandatory introduction of Academy status for all remaining Local Authority schools. A number of local people have written to me with objections. I do not think compulsion for all is the right approach. I will be having further meetings and conversations about this next week […]

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St George’s day and Shakespeare in Swallowfield and Farley Hill

Last night at the Farley  Equestrian Centre we had a St George’s Day and Shakespeare evening.   I spoke about ideas of England, and how Shakespeare wrote about our country, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. I will be running the text as blogs tomorrow and Sunday. The first is about England and […]

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Wokingham Borough Libraries Join Reading Well Scheme

With unprecedented pressures such as cyber-bullying, cyber addiction and bombardment by the media to conform to impossible standards of beauty, young people are increasingly experiencing mental health problems. With this is mind, Wokingham Borough Libraries is joining a national scheme offering books to help young people with mental health issues. Reading Well for young people […]

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Chasing local issues

I am currently chasing the government and NATs for answers to my latest representations on the configuration of the A 329 and continuing aircraft noise. I gave also had further words with the Minister about additional money for social care for Wokingham and West Berkshire.

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Meeting with the Environment Agency

I recently met with Julia Simpson, the Area Manager for West Thames at the Environment Agency to discuss flooding issues within the Wokingham constituency. I received the enclosed briefing which sets out what the Environment Agency is doing to manage flood risks within our local area. Wokingham Constituency Environment Agency Update April 2016

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Views from the doorsteps

Today I spent the morning on the doorsteps hearing people’s views. I also spent time today in the Market Place in Wokingham on the Vote Leave stall, and launched the Vote Leave campaign in the west of Wokingham Borough at Three Mile Cross. There was considerable interest in the referendum, with many people telling me […]

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