Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Wokingham’s Living Advent calendar

Yesterday I went to the Living Advent Calendar event at Martins. A good crowd turned out to hear the music and singing, with mulled wine and mince pies provided by the hosts. I would like to thank all involved in laying on this series of events in the run up to Christmas.

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Flooding under Emmbrook Railway Bridge

I have received this memo from Cllr Angus Ross about measures that are being taken to help prevent flooding: Officers have reviewed the procedures and possible future action to minimise the chances of further road closures because of flooding. I have been assured that the contractor OCS has manually swept the recessed gully.  Also that […]

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Meeting with the Aviation Minister about aircraft noise

At a meeting on Monday 28th November between the Aviation Minister, John Redwood MP and Adam Afriyie MP, with representatives for Dr Lee and Michael Gove also present, John Redwood suggested the following: 1. The Minister to talk to NATs about the 2014 changes to the Compton Gate which were made without consultation, with a […]

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More money for local roads

I have been pressing the government for more financial assistance to create better maintained, safer and less congested roads. The Autumn Statement has produced  more cash for these purposes. Wokingham Borough will benefit with an additional £230,000 from the Potholes Fund next year, whilst West Berkshire will receive £336,000. The Wokingham budget for highways maintenance […]

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Equitable Life Payment Scheme

I have received the enclosed update from Ministers: Dear Colleague, Re: EQUITABLE LIFE PAYMENT SCHEME I know that the progress of the Equitable Life Payment Scheme (“the Scheme”) is of interest to colleagues, so I am writing to you today to inform you of its closure and what it has achieved. As announced by the […]

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MP expenses

IPSA has just published the total expenses of all MPs for 2015-16 year. The average MP that year claimed a total of £174,867 to run an office, and to cover travel and accommodation costs. The main part of the sum was spent on staff salaries. John Redwood claimed a total of £76,487 that year, or […]

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Consumer Council for Water

The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) is the statutory body for water consumers and they have a service for complaints about water supply and sewerage service. They have provided contact details should you need to make a complaint.

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Environment Agency Update

Further to my meeting with the Environment Agency, they have provided me with an update on flood risk management.

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Superfast Broadband Progress

I have received the enclosed letter from the Minister about superfast broadband progress: Dear Colleague SUPERFAST BROADBAND PROGRESS I am writing to update you on broadband delivery in your constituency. The government’s Superfast Broadband Programme has now provided coverage to over 4 million homes and businesses and figures show that superfast coverage now reaches around […]

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Re-Opening of Southfield School

I have been sent the following letter about the re-opening of Southfield School – 161108-southfield-school.

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