Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

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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CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP CONTEST

I have consulted with constituents, Conservative members and Association Officers.  There was wide range of views, with support for most of the candidates. The largest number of favourable responses was for Andrea Leadsom, and I have decided to use my vote  to support her. I have been impressed  by the work she did in the […]

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Building for the future charity wins Queen’s award

It was a great pleasure to attend the ceremony for the Queen’s award to the children and young people’s charity based in Toutley Road. I Am full of praise for the work of the organisers and volunteers, and thrilled for them that they have been recognised by this national award.

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Who should be the next PM

I am consulting members of the Wokingham Conservative Association about our next leader and would be happy to hear your view.

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The annual Horticultural Society awards

It was my pleasure to go to the St Paul’s Parish Rooms last  Saturday to present cups and prizes to exhibitors. There were some magnificent blooms, vegetables and floral displays. This has not been an easy growing season, with too much cold and wet weather. Nonetheless local gardeners managed to produce some high quality and […]

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