Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Visit to the Willink School, Burghfield

I spoke to the Sixth Form at the Willink as their local MP today. I gave them a brief description of the job of an MP, how elections are held, governments are formed, issues are raised and policies changed. I also talked in a non partisan way about how schools are financed and the relationship […]

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Letter from the Secretary of State for Education

I have received the enclosed letter from the Secretary of State for Education: With the new academic year now underway throughout the country, I wanted to let you know about some new international comparisons of education funding, and to update you on some other education matters, which may be of interest to schools in your […]

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How did England win Trafalgar?

Most know that England defeated France at Trafalgar, though suffering the loss of Admiral Nelson. But did you know the French and Spanish allied fleet in that action had  45% more firepower than Nelson’s force, with the ability to shoot 28.3 tonnes of cannon balls on a single firing if they fired all the guns?  Several […]

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Visit to Costco, Reading

I visited Costco at Green Park Reading following their invitation. They wanted to show me their facilities and talk about their employees and their relationship with the local community. They assured me they paid above the market average, liking to recruit and retain good people. Their retention rate is good.  They have training programmes, and […]

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Trafalgar eve event

On Saturday 20 th October at 7pm Wokingham Conservatives are holding supper evening at Victory Hall, Church Road, Farley Hill. I will give an illustrated talk on the battle of Trafalgar, asking how England managed to win against such long odds, what the wider significance of the battle was, and what it tells us about […]

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Visit to Mrs Bland’s Infant School in Burghfield

I recently called in with local Councillors to meet the Head, pupils and staff at the school. The school is in need of some additional money for decorating and improvement works, which the Councillors agreed to assist with. The children were enthusiastic about what they were doing and the teachers engaged with their pupils. I […]

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Visit to Burghfield on Friday

Yesterday I spent the afternoon in Burghfield accompanied by three West Berkshire Councillors to talk to people about local and national issues. Mostly people wanted to talk about local matters, including the state of pavements, overhanging trees, the future for local shops and questions about local schools. I promised to take up again the level […]

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Today I met with my constituent, Paul Carless, Ambassador for Bloodwise, the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity, to discuss their work. Blood Cancer is the 5th most common cancer and the 3rd biggest cancer killer. More people die of blood cancer each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer yet there is comparatively little […]

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The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust to receive additional funds to help deliver improvements to A & E

The Secretary of State has written to me advising that the Government has allocated £1.6 million to the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust as part of a scheme to help deliver improvements to A & E services this winter. With the cold weather approaching this extra investment will be welcome. Dear John, Improved emergency care, new […]

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West Berkshire receives extra money to tackle rough sleeping

The government today has announced help for 83 Council areas with rough sleeper problems. West Berkshire is in the list, and will qualify for £264,820 from this budget. The government is determined to work with local authorities to provide an alternative to anyone sleeping out on the streets.

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