I was pleased to read this week that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has now helped 100,000 people to buy a home. 80% of those were first time buyers. In the Wokingham constituency 50 have used the mortgage guarantee, and 194 have taken out an equity loan, meaning 244 people now own a home […]
I have raised with Wokingham Borough the issue of school places. The Council tell me the 3 new primaries and the new secondary at Arborfield will take care of the likely demand in the next few years. Arborfield will be phased in line with forecasts of local demand for extra secondary places. There is also […]
I have written to Ministers and raised the issue with them in conversation. On Monday in Education questions the Education Secretary confirmed that fairer funding for schools is part of her policy. I look forward to the new proposals for 2016/17, as Wokingham and West Berkshire remain two of the worst financed areas in the […]
I have arranged a meeting with the Chief Executive of Heathrow to take up the question of more noise from aircraft over the Wokingham constituency. Many residents remain unhappy about the change of flightpaths put through without consultation. I will also review ways in which aircraft noise could be reduced. Anyone with points they would […]
The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP is The Freedom Association’s ‘Parliamentarian of the Week’ By Andrew Allison On June 12, 2015 The Freedom Association is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon. John Redwood MP is this week’s ‘Parliamentarian of the Week.’ The European Union Referendum Bill had its second reading this week, and during […]
I was a guest at the Burghfield British Legion Queen’s birthday lunch today. It was good to have an opportunity to meet members and to thanks them all for their work for this important charity. Burghfield does a wonderful job on Remembrance Sunday each year, with a good service and well attended parade.
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 […]