Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Advice from the Environment Agency on what you can do to prepare for a flood

The Environment Agency has provided information and contacts which you may find useful. flood-action-info-and-contacts

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M4 Junction 10 – Bridge Reconstruction

I have received the following letter from Highways England in reply to my letter about bridge reconstruction works at M4 Junction 10.161102-highways-england-reply

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More train capacity on the Reading to Waterloo line

I am told good progress is being made with the lengthening of platforms at Wokingham. Work should be completed early in 2017. These changes are part of an upgrade investment to increase seat capacity on the Reading to Waterloo line. The aim is to run longer trains in peaks from the summer of next year, […]

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Flood prevention

I held a review meeting with the Environment Agency today at Westminster. I urged they bring forward schemes with the Council for flood alleviation on the Emm, Loddon and Kennet. There is a backlog to fix from past development and action to be taken to handle faster run off of water from new development. The […]

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The Parliament Education Service

Parliament has a comprehensive Education Service which aims to engage young people to understand and get involved in Parliament, politics and democracy. They offer a year round programme of events for schools and teachers which includes visits to Westminster, school-based workshops and teacher training as well education projects and active learning competitions. In addition to […]

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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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