Mortimer is the first place in West Berkshire to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan. This morning I was briefed on where they have reached in making proposals and consulting the village. The two main issues being tackled are where new house building should take place, and how St John’s C of E primary school should […]
Tomorrow I will be in Mortimer to discuss the local village plan. I would welcome any comments from residents as background to my meeting with those guiding the parish work on this important document.
I have received a letter from the Chief Executive of Heathrow Airport: 21st May 2015 John Redwood MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Dear Mr Redwood We have always greatly appreciated your support and I want to ensure we maintain that. I am sorry that we did not communicate better with your constituents around […]
Now that the new Station link is in place and some of the road works have lifted, I am interested I hearing from you about your daily journey and if things are now a bit better. I am also planning to talk to the Councils about congestion, improved junction layouts for better traffic flows and […]
I have been approached about a possible planning application to build new homes to the east of the village, on the edge of the settlement. I would urge all those concerned about it to tell the Parish Council and West Berkshire of their views. The Parish Council is about to offer its advice, and then […]
Yesterday a letter arrived in my email box from the Chief Executive of Heathrow. He wants my support in case Heathrow emerges as the preferred location for an extra runway from the imminent Report. I have written back to him reminding him that recent changes to flight patterns have increased the noise over my constituency. […]
I have now been sent the final figures for the costs of running my Parliamentary office in 2014-15. The staff costs were £58,022 compared to a maximum permitted budget of £138,600 (41.9% of budget) My London accommodation costs were £3970.01, compared to a maximum budget of £8850 (44% of budget) My other office costs were […]
Yesterday’s unemployment figures brought the welcome news that unemployment in the Wokingham constituency is now down to 334 people or just 0.6% of the workforce. This is 185 fewer than in April 2014. Wokingham is the seventh lowest unemployment rate in the country by constituency.
The Borough Council has launched two consultations on new leisure and community facilities for Wokingham. It has set out a redevelopment of the Carnival Pool area, with a refurbished pool, new leisure space, and an improved car park. In addition it has proposed youth facilities for Elizabeth Park. There are developer contribution monies available to provide […]
I would like to thank all who voted for me to resume my duties as Wokingham’s MP. I would like to assure all those who did not that I will seek to represent all when individuals need help in dealing with government and when mistakes have been made or policy is not fair. I would […]