Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Warning About Fake Blue Badge Websites

I have received a news release from Wokingham Borough Council in which they warn of fake Blue Badge websites. WARNING ABOUT FAKE BLUE BADGE WEBSITES Wokingham Borough Council is warning disabled residents about unscrupulous scammers who charge people for help when applying for a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge gives free parking to disabled people […]

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Charity Volunteers

I recently visited the Charity Volunteers recruitment fair in Wokingham. I met many good charities, and thanked them all for their work for our local community. It was good to see them recruiting more volunteers, explaining to them the range of roles. Every little helps. Charities need your time, your efforts or your financial support. […]

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A new settlement at Grazeley?

I was told the Council is considering proposing a new major development at Grazeley. This is an internal Council proposal. I understand that an early draft said I supported it. I made clear to the Council I had not offered support, and have been assured they have taken my name off it. I would be […]

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Road and railway capacity in the Wokingham area

Reading news that the Chancellor is attracted to the idea of encouraging and part financing more road and railway infrastructure, with a range of smaller projects, I have contacted Wokingham Borough Council to alert them to this possibility and to see if they have suitable projects which could be made ready in a reasonable time. […]

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Aviation noise

I held a meeting this week with the Secretary of State for Transport to draw his attention to the long going complaints of constituents about the changes made to flightpaths over the constituency in 2014 and the resulting increase in noise. Discussions included an agenda for lowering the noise of flights generally, where he was […]

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Fairer funding for Wokingham schools

The Conservative Manifesto promised fairer funding for places like Wokingham where our schools are at the bottom end of the range when it comes to per pupil sums of money to support them . I was one of the MPs who pressed this issue in the Coalition years and was pleased the party adopted it […]

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Meeting with the CEO of Heathrow

Yesterday I met the CEO of Heathrow to discuss their plans for expansion, and to remind him of unfinished business on curbing aircraft noise over my constituency. I have been promised a further letter on what is being done and can be done to alleviate the current noise levels.

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More homes in Wokingham and construction problems

As I drive around the constituency visiting people and looking at problems on the ground I have seen the rapid quickening of the pace of development this year. In the first quarter of 2016 118 new homes were started in the constituency. In the second quarter this leapt to 222, around four times the national […]

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Police matters

I held a meeting recently with the Thames Valley Police Commissioner. We agreed that fraud and cybercrime are worrying areas of criminal activity that would repay more enforcement action. We also agreed that the Thames Valley still gets a relatively low settlement per capita compared to other police forces around the country, which we will […]

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The opening of Bohunt School

I opened the new Bohunt School in Arborfield on Friday afternoon. It is the first new secondary school in Wokingham Borough for many years, and will grow rapidly from today’s 100 pupils as each new class joins in the next few years. I toured the excellent school premises, visited teachers and pupils in their classrooms, […]

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