Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Maiden Place Post Office

I have been told by the Post Office that they have found a potential new postmaster and premises  for a Maiden Place post office.  The Post Office will launch a consultation next month. If this results in approval by the local community the Office can open in the early part of next year. I will […]

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Update on M4 improvements and motorway noise

I have been asked to remind residents about the state of play on M4 motorway noise and improvements. The central government is responsible for the M4 as it is a national route. Wokingham Council is responsible for the A329 M and other local roads. This year the government has announced its intention to turn the […]

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More apprenticeships for Wokingham

  Over the last financial  year 1830 people locally started apprenticeships. This takes the total to 8580 since April 2010. Unemployment in the  Wokingham constituency is below 1%. It is good news that many more young people are gaining access to skills and job opportunities through the expanded apprenticeship schemes. The Conservatives wish to provide 3 […]

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Flood grants available for small businesses and homes flooded last winter

I have received the enclosed letter from the Communities Secretary: Leaders of local authorities Affected by winter 2013-14 flooding 22 October 2014   Dear Colleague, Flood Recovery Progress Last winter was the wettest for 250 years, and large areas of the country experienced flooding on an unprecedented scale. Local authorities, households and businesses were all […]

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South East water offers grants to local projects and charities

I have received a letter today from South East Water: There’s only a few days left for charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Wokingham to apply to South East Water’s Community Chest Fund. The water company opened its community giving programme last month and is getting ready to donate £30,000 to local good causes after […]

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Letter from Heathrow Airport re noise trial

I attach a reply from the CEO of Heathrow Airport about the current flight path trials. You can view the letter here: Heathrow – Future Airspace Strategy.22.10.14.  

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Recall of MPs

  A  number of constituents have sent me a copy of an email arguing in favour of the Zac Goldsmith amendments to the Recall Bill. Today we have a Second Reading  debate of the government bill, drafted under the supervision of Nick Clegg. I think the present draft needs amending. Today, however, I will vote […]

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Consultation on nuclear work at Burghfield and Aldermaston

The Defence Ministry has written to me to confirm that the Atomic Weapons sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield remain on the list of possible sites  to undertake work in connection with dismantling retired  nuclear submarines. They are now consulting widely to decide which is the best site of the five on the shortlist. They will assess […]

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A vote on the EU

Yesterday I attended the debate and vote on the EU referendum bill. The bill was the same as the one which we put through the Commons in the previous session, only to see it blocked by the Lords and by Labour and Liberal Democrats who do not n wish the public to have a say on […]

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Ufton Nervet

I was sad to learn of another  serious accident at the Ufton Nervet rail crossing. I will chase up the authorities again to see why there has been delay in putting in the bridge they promised, or providing some other improvement to avoid further disasters.  

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    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.
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