Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Consultation on nuclear work at Burghfield and Aldermaston

The Defence Ministry has written to me to confirm that the Atomic Weapons sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield remain on the list of possible sites  to undertake work in connection with dismantling retired  nuclear submarines. They are now consulting widely to decide which is the best site of the five on the shortlist. They will assess […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

A vote on the EU

Yesterday I attended the debate and vote on the EU referendum bill. The bill was the same as the one which we put through the Commons in the previous session, only to see it blocked by the Lords and by Labour and Liberal Democrats who do not n wish the public to have a say on […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Ufton Nervet

I was sad to learn of another  serious accident at the Ufton Nervet rail crossing. I will chase up the authorities again to see why there has been delay in putting in the bridge they promised, or providing some other improvement to avoid further disasters.  

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Business breakfast

  I attended a FSB Business breakfast at the Cantley House Hotel on Friday morning. The idea was a surgery for smaller businesses in the area.  Just five small businesses came, plus two from the FSB and myself. I promised to follow up a Council matter over noise, and a question of what apprenticeship related […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Good news and bad news beyond Sonning bridge

  In response to my complaint to Oxfordshire about the long delay in mending the road approach to Sonning Bridge from the north, and the threatened road closure for further repairs, I have now been told the Council agrees they should keep the road open whilst undertaking works. However, the local radio tells me that […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Heathrow trials curtailed

  I am pleased to report that following my lobbying and the lobbying of others about the new noisier routes being trialled to and from Heathrow, the airport has decided to curtail the trials.  They were to run to 26 January but will now stop on 12 November, giving us a quieter Christmas period. I […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Flight Path Trials at Heathrow – update

I welcome Heathrow’s announcement last week that it will end the current airspace trials on 12 November, rather than run the trial through to 26 January as previously planned. Heathrow also announced that it would postpone until Autumn 2015 the additional trials that were due to begin later this month. Any permanent change to how […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Thanks to the Burghfield British Legion

On Tuesday night I spoke in Burghfield on the topic of “Do we fight too many wars?” I am grateful to Burghfield for organising the event, and for all they do to remember the sacrifice made by many in our armed forces in successive conflicts.  When I chose the subject some months ago I thought […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Single European Sky project and aircraft noise at Heathrow

  I have had some complaints about new patterns of aircraft noise and different flight times in the constituency. The UK government is currently consulting on a new “Future Airspace Strategy” to fulfil its requirements under the large European skies project. This project requires member states, divided into airspace areas, to respond with revised flight […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed

Padworth Village Hall

I attended the opening ceremony of the refurbished Padworth Hall on Friday. I am grateful to my colleague, Richard Benyon for the charitable contribution one of his charities made, and to all the other sources of money for the project. The Hall now is in very good shape, well decorated and ready to host many […]

Posted in Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues | Comments closed
  • About John Redwood

    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.
  • John’s Books

  • Email Alerts

    You can sign up to receive John's blog posts by e-mail by entering your e-mail address in the box below.

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

    The e-mail service is powered by Google's FeedBurner service. Your information is not shared.

  • Map of Visitors

    Locations of visitors to this page