Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Following up needs for improved government responses

Today I joined the Cabinet Office call where MPs can reinforce the issues they are highlighting for constituents and urge the government to resolve the problems. I repeated my regular requests for better and speedier  treatment for the self employed and small businesses prevented from earning a living by the controls. I was told the […]

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Guidance on social distancing and when to self-isolate

I  am aware that many are unsure about social distancing, and when to self-isolate, particularly for those who are over 70 and those under 70 with certain underlying conditions. I have just received updated guidance from the Government on social distancing which I thought would be useful. The guidance is available to view here.

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Update from the Citizens Advice Bureau in Wokingham

I have received this information from the Citizens Advice Bureau in Wokingham: Your communities are strong and resilient. There are simple things you can do to help them continue to thrive! 1. Check-in on vulnerable family, friends and neighbours Just helping them with their shopping and checking they have everything they need can make a […]

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West Berkshire Council Update – Services During Covid-19

As we come to the end of a difficult week, both in West Berkshire and across the country, we thought it would be useful to write to you to give you a rundown of the communications activity we have undertaken this week. We hope that this will be useful to you and your communities as […]

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Further businesses and premises to close

I have just received the enclosed update from the Government: As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, staying at home and away from others, and asked that schools only remain open for those children […]

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Letter to the Leader of Wokingham Borough Council proposing more volunteering

Whilst the reason for the immediate increase in funding is not one we welcome, the government has made £1.6bn available to Councils to handle the virus and boost social care, and a further £1.3bn to free hospital beds . I have been pressing for more social care funding for sometime, and trust Wokingham’s share of […]

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Food supply

Some constituents who need to self isolate or stay home tell me there are still problems getting home deliveries or shopping organised. I have asked Wokingham Borough to assist with organising volunteers who could help with shopping. Will those offering help and those in need of it please see www.volunteerwokinghamborough.org.uk. I have also written again […]

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Help for childminders

Many childminders have written to me asking what help there can be for self employed people. I am asking the government again to put in an Income support scheme for the self employed, and have renewed this request today.

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Returning from Peru

I have raised with the FCO the issue of what more they can do to organise exit flights from Peru for UK nationals wishing to return home. I have followed it up again today but  have not yet  had a reply.  Several constituents have asked me about this.

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Wokingham food availability

This afternoon in Wokingham there was food in supermarkets and in the marketplace. The fruit and veg stall holder told me he had had a  busier day than at Christmas, usually his record period. There were early afternoon some gaps in provision, in shops which had started the day with good quantities and ranges. It […]

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