Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

The tragic death of PC Andrew Harper

I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Andrew Harper while on duty in West Berkshire. I send my condolences to his family. The whole local community is shocked by the tragedy. It reminds us to thank  all those in the police and our other uniformed services who put themselves at risk to […]

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New 16 – 17 Saver discounted rail tickets & Independent rail fares review

I have received this letter from the Government detailing the launch of the brand new 16 – 17 Saver, which offers discounted rail tickets to young people. They are also launching an independent review of rail fares to ensure the railways offer value for money to passengers: Dear John I am pleased to inform you […]

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Council secures government money for Arborfield by pass

Councillor Pauline Jorgensen, the Executive member for transport and highways said ” We are delighted that the government has given us £24 m of funding  to help reduce congestion in  Arborfield and Arborfield Cross by funding the infrastructure we so badly need” Construction is starting this summer with an estimated completion date for the by […]

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Environmental matters

At my surgery on Friday I had an interesting conversation with people concerned about a range of environmental matters. We discussed the government’s targets for CO2 emissions, the state of the fossil fuel industry, the contribution of meat and agriculture to emissions, taxation of domestic heating fuel and aviation, family size, population growth and female education in […]

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New Shop in Wokingham Town Centre

Best of luck to the new independent shoe and handbag shop, Elle Won, which has recently opened in Wokingham town centre. It is great to see the resurgence of independent businesses in Peach Place and it is a pleasure to see a lively atmosphere in the town once again.

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Illegal encampments

The Government  has announced it is conducting a review of criminalising unauthorised encampments, setting this out on  the DHLG website.   There have been a number of illegal encampments in Wokingham and West Berkshire in the last week.  I and my office have been working closely with the police, residents and councils so that these […]

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Maiden Erleigh Post Office

I have received the e-mail below from the Post Office regarding the closure of McColl’s who currently run the service there. The store will close in December 2019 and the Post Office is looking for an alternative operator. Dear Mr Redwood I’m contacting you to provide you with an update on Maiden Erleigh Post Office. […]

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Wokingham Borough Council response to the recent Environment Lobby

Following a recent Environment Lobby in Parliament, I wrote on behalf of constituents to Wokingham Borough Council to ask what they are doing to improve waste management locally. I have now received the enclosed response from them:

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Government Funding for Roads and Highways

I have received the enclosed letter from the Secretary of State for Transport. I am encouraging both Wokingham and West Berkshire Council to bid for funding to help improve our local roads:

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Pay rises for valued pubic sector employees

I was pleased to see today that there has been a further relaxation in pubic sector pay restraints, to allow rises above inflation for various groups of employees.   • Teachers – the average classroom teacher will see a 2.75 per cent pay increase, worth on average £1,000. • Armed Forces – a soldier at […]

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