Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MP expenses

  IPSA have just published the annual costs of each MP for the year 2013-14. As I have promised my constituents to keep my own costs of running an MP’s office down well below the average, I publish my figures below: Office costs budget        £22,750 J Redwood spend            £2716 Amount of budget unspent    88% Staff costs […]

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Meeting with Police Commissioner for Thames Valley

  I held a review meeting with Anthony Stansfeld this week. He had good news to report. Overall crime is at its lowest level for 25 years in the Thames Valley.  Over the last two years recorded crime is down by 14%. Last year domestic burglary fell by one fifth. TVP were able to deploy […]

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John Redwood helps launch Elevate in Wokingham

  On Monday 8th September John Redwood spoke at the launch of Elevate Wokingham in the town’s library on Denmark Street. Elevate is a service for young people to help them make choices on education, training and jobs. Based in Wokingham library, young people can read materials and receive advice on employment and careers. The […]

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    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.
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