Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine in Berkshire

I have received this update on the vaccine programme from the Berkshire West Integrated Partnership: It’s the biggest mass vaccination programme in the history of the NHS – and in Berkshire West the PPG groups have played a key role supporting the roll out of the Covid vaccine. The PPGs’ tireless work has meant this […]

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Tier 4 and school openings

During a very busy and long day yesterday I joined on line conference calls with Health and Education Ministers and their senior officials to tackle issues about the pandemic response locally. I was assured that computers will continue to be made available for on line at home learning where needed by qualifying families. Many have […]

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Christmas Greetings 2020

This is the second version of my Christmas message, as there has been such a fundamental change in the government’s approach in the last few days. The rapid escalation of Wokingham, West Berkshire and much of London and the south east into Tier 3 to be followed almost immediately by a further move to a […]

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West Berkshire and Wokingham moved to Tier 3

Berkshire MPs met earlier this week to discuss the possible move of Berkshire into the highest Tier of CV 19 controls. Several of us agreed on a joint approach to the Secretary of State urging him to look at the data in smaller areas than the whole County and to keep in Tier 2 those […]

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Small Business Saturday

On Saturday 5th December I visited local businesses to see how they were bearing up under the controls and to thank them for the service they have supplied to our local community over the last difficult year. As always small business have shown resolve and flexibility, to tackle the changing rules and provide ways of […]

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Christmas Travel Window

I have received this update from the Secretary of State for Transport: Dear John I am writing to provide you with an update on the Government’s preparations for the Christmas period. The Government recently published guidance to help families and friends see each other over the Christmas period – and to do so as safely […]

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Consultation concerning a ban on live animal exports

You will be interested to know that the Government has now launched a consultation concerning a ban on live animal exports: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/transforming-farm-animal-health-and-welfare-team/improvements-to-animal-welfare-in-transport/ The consultation gives you an opportunity to register your views and will be open until 28 January 2021.

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2020 Christmas Arrangements

Dear John, Further to yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the COVID-19 Winter Plan, we have reached agreement between the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland on arrangements for the Christmas period. Christmas is an important time of year for many people in the UK, regardless of their […]

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Remembrance Sunday

Today we remember all those who gave their lives so we could live in freedom in a democratic country. I delivered my wreath to Wokingham Town Hall last week to be placed on the War Memorial in the Town Hall. I was told we could not present them today in a ceremony as it is […]

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New National Restrictions – Economic Support

I have received this update from the Chancellor: I wrote to you in September highlighting the positive impact of the comprehensive and generous £200 billion package of support we have brought in since March to protect jobs, livelihoods and businesses. In response to the new national restrictions announced by the Prime Minister to help tackle […]

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