Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

The Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) Strategy

Wokingham Borough Council has adopted a new strategy to ensure new developments have appropriate sustainable drainage systems to manage the risk of flooding, improve water quality, and biodiversity.  Please find below their press release: Suds now part of major builds   Wokingham Borough Council has adopted a new strategy to ensure new developments have appropriate […]

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Update from the Environment Agency

I have received the following update from the Environment Agency: Maintenance programme In 2015/16 we carried out river maintenance at 15 locations in your constituency. This work took place along 14.5km of rivers including the Loddon, Swallowfield Ditch, Emm Brook and the Kennet. It included removing obstructions, tree and shrub maintenance and carrying out selective […]

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Follow up on flooding

I am pursuing the issues of whether the following actions would help reduce local flood risk. This includes asking the authorities what progress they have made on the possible projects beneath. I would be interested in local comment on what is needed.   Bund water containment on flood plain by the Emm Emm deepening and […]

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Weekly bin collections

I have been asked by Councillors what I think about the Wokingham Borough policy of having weekly bin collections. I said I was strongly in favour and did not wish to see the frequency reduced. It is a good idea to tell the Council if you agree – or if you want a change in […]

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Fairer funding for schools

On Wednesday  we debated the government’s proposals for fairer funding for schools. The Conservative Manifesto drew attention to the large gap between the best financed and worst financed state schools and promised action to provide fairer and more balanced levels of funding. The scheme includes a higher individual pupil amount that will be the same […]

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Flooding

I held a meeting with the Environment Agency and the Minister for preventing floods to ask what more action can be taken to tackle flooding issues along the Emm and Loddon rivers in Wokingham Borough. I was told that they are working on a study of the Loddon to see what additional measures should be […]

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Cold Weather Payments

Cold Weather Payment has been triggered by low temperatures in Wokingham this week.  You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment/eligibility

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Visit to Forest School

I visited Forest School at the request of the Headteacher on Friday. I was shown the buildings, met the Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy, and discussed a wide range of issues about the success of the school and its future prospects.  I  explained that I had campaigned in the last Parliament for fairer funding […]

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More money for West Berkshire and Wokingham road maintenance

There are too many potholes and fraying road edges around the area. I have been pressing the government for more cash to help our Councils repair and maintain the roads to a good standard. A stitch in time can also save nine, sparing us higher cost and more delay for bigger repairs later. Yesterday I […]

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Consultation on night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

I enclose a copy of a letter I have received from Lord Ahmad, the Aviation Minister: 170112 – Lord Ahmad – Dear Colleague MPs – Consultation on Night Flights Restrictions – 2017 to 2022. He explains that the Government has opened a consultation on night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. The consultation is available […]

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