Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Letter from Highways England

I have received a letter from Highways England in response to my recent enquiries about noise barriers on the M4: 29 December 2015 Dear Mr Redwood Thank you for your letter addressed to Jim O’Sullivan (Chief Executive of Highways England) of 25 November 2015 regarding the M4 junction J3-J12 smart motorway project. As this issue […]

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Reply to CEO Heathrow Airport re aircraft noise

Dear Mr Holland-Kaye Thank you for your letter of 15 December. The changes that NATS made, without consultation, in June 2014 to the Compton Gate have resulted in incessant noise over the Wokingham area due to the concentration of flights over one area, rather than their dispersal. The various mitigating effects that you have described […]

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Letter from CEO Heathrow Airport

I have received the following letter from the CEO of Heathrow Airport, addressing the points raised in my conversation with a pilot last month: Thank you for your letter dated 23rd November.  I am grateful that you continue to engage in a constructive dialogue with us on these important issues.  With regard to the recent […]

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The Wokingham and West Berkshire Council settlements

I  now have comments from both unitaries on the proposed local government settlement. They make the good point that the government assumes a 2% increase in Council Tax and a further 2% for care costs, when Councils wish to help keep down the cost of living by avoiding tax rises. The government also proposes a […]

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Money for Local Councils

I have asked the Secretary of State to explain the financial settlements for Wokingham and West Berkshire. The Councils think they have a bad settlement and I will publish their critique of these proposals and take this matter up as soon as I have their response. I reproduce below the analysis from the government  letter: […]

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Letter to Highways England about the A329(M)

I set out below the text of my most recent letter to Highways England about their project to ease the congestion at the junction of the M4 and A329(M). Dear Mr O’Sullivan M4 Junction 10 with the A329(M) The project to ease congestion and improve traffic flows at the above junction has resulted in regular complaints […]

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Help to Buy

I have received the following news from the Treasury. Help to Buy has helped over 130,000 people achieve their aspiration of buying their own home.  Since the launch of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee schemes: 80% of scheme completions have been made by first-time buyers, with more expected following the launch of the […]

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Letter from South West Trains

I recently attended a reception about the new South Western Franchise. I raised concerns expressed to me by constituents about trackside debris and parking capacity at Wokingham station. I have since received the enclosed letter from South West Trains: John Redwood MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 11 December 2015 Dear John Wokingham Station […]

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Wokingham Borough Schools Carol Concert

On Sunday evening the sounds of several hundred primary school choristers filled the hall at the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. Proud parents and civic guests enjoyed the rousing singing of traditional Christmas carols and songs. The Berkshire Maestros Corelli Orchestra gave strong backing to the singers and excelled with their own musical treats. For me […]

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Letter to the Roads Minister on M4 noise barriers

I recently wrote to the Roads Minister about the need for additional noise barriers to be installed on the M4: Mr Andrew Jones MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for Transport Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR 9 December 2015 Dear Andrew M4 Junctions 3 – 12 Smart Motorway : Noise […]

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