Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

A new training centre in Winnersh

  On Friday 27 June I visited Ideal Boilers, Wharfedale Road Winnersh Triangle to see their new training centre.  They were holding an open day, inviting boiler experts to come and see their latest products and to test their skills in a time trial to take a boiler to pieces. The facility will offer free […]

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Parking issues highlighted during the discussion on the Deregulation Bill

Mr Redwood: We have just heard 37 minutes of the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Blackpool South (Mr Marsden), largely misunderstanding the Government’s modest proposals or exaggerating their consequences. Let me reassure him that I, too, would wish to see an inquiry into a maritime disaster reopened as soon as there was significant new […]

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100th anniversary of the Brownies

  1900 Berkshire brownies accompanied by their leaders and organisers assembled at the Rivermead Centre in Reading yesterday looking a lot younger than their organisation which was having its 100th birthday. It was a well prepared day, with a wide range of activities for the girls. Climbing an irregular wall, riding a bike  on a […]

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Winnersh summer fete

  I attended the Winnersh summer event yesterday and made two civic awards on behalf of the Parish Council, as well as thanking the organisers and volunteers who had worked hard to provide the food, drink and entertainment. Mrs Sally Whittaker was recognised for the work she does to help families through Home Start Wokingham. […]

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Money to mend the roads

  Along with other MPs I have asked Ministers to assist with repairs to our damaged roads, especially after the flood damage this winter.  Today I received notification that West Berkshire Council will receive an extra £800,000 this year, bringing the additional funds this year to £2.3m. Wokingham Borough will receive an extra £333,000, making […]

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M4 resurfacing and noise

  The government has notified me of their intention to resurface part of the local M4. They have also confirmed when I asked them that this will be done with noise reducing materials. I had sought a guarantee this would be the case some time ago, and am pleased they will indeed do this. The […]

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Passport delays

  I am taking up some cases for constituents whose passport renewals have been delayed. I was sorry to learn that some constituents have experienced unreasonable delays in this service. As a result of enquiries and pressure from MPs, Mrs May the Home Secretary, has issued new helpful guidance. She says that she will speed […]

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Visit to local company Fish Innovation

  On Friday I was invited to a new company in the Reading Science and Innovation Centre by Earley Gate. The two entrepreneurs behind it are seeking to build a business based on their expertise at understanding and managing sound. Their first product is a better casing for smart phones that  increases the volume and quality […]

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Visit to Cala Homes development in Wokingham

The new Cala flats are being built close to the Emm off Molly Millars Lane. The company has provided new one and two bedroom flats for sale, has sold a block of flats to a Housing Association and has produced some affordable homes as well. All the current phase are now sold, so there was […]

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Congratulations to the new Leader elect of Wokingham Borough Council

The majority Conservative Group on Wokingham Borough has chosen Councillor Keith Baker as its new Leader. I send my congratulations to him for winning the leadership election, and wish him every success in his new role. I also send my thanks to Councillor David Lee, the outgoing Leader, who announced his wish to retire from […]

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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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