Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Wokingham Borough Council announces free car parking in its car parks in the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas

I am pleased that Wokingham Borough Council will be offering free parking in council owned town and village centre car parks all day on Saturday 8th, 15th and 22nd December.  This will be welcomed by shoppers and businesses alike.

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Wokingham Borough Carol service

It was wonderful to hear the massed choirs of Wokingham primary schools, to the accompaniment of the very professional Berkshire Maestro Orchestra. It is an important part of the early Christmas season for me, and this year lived up to expectation. It is good to see many supportive parents proud of their children, and to […]

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Wokingham Town Centre

I was pleased to see yesterday when I went to Wokingham to shop that the town centre was looking much better with more shoppers and an active street market again. It was also good to see the new Waterstones open for business. I do hope many of you will come into the town centre to […]

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Whiteknights Road

I was pleased to learn that the works to repair the pipes in Whiteknights Road have now been completed. I am told the full water supply has been restored. The Water company has apologised to customers and to road users for the inconvenience caused.

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“Disguised Remuneration” or loan schemes

I met with several constituents today who are worried about the Inland Revenue’s wish to re open their past tax years. They say they took good advice at the time and were assured these schemes were legal. They notified the Inland Revenue, and were not subject to tax enquiries or additional tax charges when they […]

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The mood amongst Wokingham Conservatives

Mrs May is consulting the party and the wider electorate about her Withdrawal Agreement. I have been taking soundings for some time, ever since the Chequers climb downs exploded into the media. On Friday I had the opportunity to sound out 100 Conservatives at a party lunch, on top of the many conversations, emails and […]

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Minister Perry visits Peach Place Wokingham

I was pleased to welcome Minister Perry from the Business Department to Wokingham to see the new Peach Place development and to meet new tenants taking shops there. She was full of praise for the new development and talked about business rate reductions and other measures to promote stronger High Street shopping. Leader of the […]

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Public meeting about train whistles

I have taken up the issue of imposing new noisy train whistles in Wokingham with Network Rail. I agree with the residents who think this is a bad change which the railway does not have to make. Residents are going to hold a meeting on Monday evening at 18.15 at the Salvation Army Hall, Sturges […]

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Wokingham Post Office

I am told the Consultation over the future of Wokingham Post Office is delayed until the new year. Only then will we be told what they have in mind and why they think an alternative will be better. I will study the proposals and put in a response to the Consultation when they get there.

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Tree planting in Mortimer

On Friday I joined Councillors and local residents for a tree planting in land adjacent to the Fairground Car Park. This is part of the national forest scheme. I am grateful to the Councillors and John Bull who organised this and found a suitable place for the planting.

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