Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Ofcom’s Announcement on BT Openreach and Superfast Broadband

I have received this news release from Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom.  I am aware that some of my constituents are experiencing great difficulty in accessing superfast broadband from BT Openreach as well as complaints of poor customer service.  There have been numerous calls for its break-up and in light of this Ofcom announced plans which will ensure […]

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A 329 M

I held a meeting today at Wokingham Council offices with representatives of Highways England and the Borough. I asked them to find a solution quickly to the problems created on the A 329 M by HE’s recent project to restrict through capacity on the motorway. After long exchanges, Highways England’s consultants agreed that traffic had not […]

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Noise barriers on the M4 junctions 3 to 12 smart motorway

I have recently received a paper from Highways England which details the work they intend to undertake to improve noise barriers on the M4 junctions 3 to 12 smart motorway. I am pleased to see that Highways England intends to extend the length of noise barriers in Winnersh, Lower Earley, Sindlesham and Emmbrook. The document […]

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New Bohunt School in Wokingham Celebrates Topping Out Ceremony

I have received the press release below from Wokingham Borough Council on the progress of the construction of the new Bohunt School.  The new school building is due to be finished September 2017.  While the construction is ongoing, the 100 plus students who will join the school this September will use the present buildings on the former Arborfield Garrison […]

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Unemployment falls again in UK and stays low in Wokingham

363 people are out of work in Wokingham, or 0.7%. That includes 60 people under the age of 24. I wish them success in finding work , at a time of continuing jobs growth generally. Nationwide unemployment fell last month to 4.9%, down from 7.9% in 2010. Employment hit a new high of 31.7 million […]

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National Citizens Service

Zoe Clark, the local organiser of the National Citizen Service for 16-17 year olds came to see me to tell me how well it is doing. Apparently 220 young people have enrolled for this summer to gain experience of independent living, networking and presenting. The aim is to do enjoyable things and to gain new […]

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Wokingham Theatre

I was visited by a Committee member from Wokingham Theatre at my surgery today to ask about the expansion of the Theatre and how more local people could get involved. I suggested the Theatre get in touch with the Planning Officers of Wokingham Borough about any planning application they might like to make. I gave […]

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Letter from the Ministry of Defence

I have received this letter from the Ministry of Defence about the Submarine Dismantling Project: 160707 MOD Letter re SDP.

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Superfast Broadband

I have received the letter below from the Minister regarding the roll out of superfast broadband in the Wokingham constituency. I would be grateful if you would get in touch with me if you are experiencing difficulty in accessing superfast broadband for your home or business. Wokingham Constituency Dear Colleague, Superfast broadband Progress I am […]

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Labour debate on situation of EU citizens living in UK

Some constituents have written to me about Labour’s Opposition day debate. I like them have asked the Home Secretary to reassure all people currently here legally that they are welcome to stay as we leave the EU. Vote Leave made that clear recommendation in the campaign, and I am surprised Mrs May has not automatically […]

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