Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

The Draft of the Transport Strategy for South East England

My comments to the Chairman of Transport for the South East on the Draft of the Transport Strategy for South East England and how it will affect my constituents.

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My intervention during the debate on the Environment Bill, 28 October 2019

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Planting more trees would make a great contribution to a more beautiful environment and have other good consequences. Will my right hon. Friend say a little about how that can be done, and can some of them come to Wokingham, please? The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs […]

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My question during the statement on the Shared Rural Network, 28 October 2019

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): How and when will my constituents in west Berkshire and Wokingham be able to get an advantage out of this excellent initiative? Will they need to do anything? The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Nicky Morgan): No, they will not need to do anything. They will see […]

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Discussion with Supt Nick John, Local Police Area Commander, West Berkshire

On Friday I welcomed Superintendent Nick John to his post of Local Police Area Commander, West Berkshire and thanked him for the work of the local police force in the constituency. We discussed illegal encampments which had caused some worries and problems over the summer, and I said that I would be grateful if the […]

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NHS England Concludes Wide-Ranging Deal For Cystic Fibrosis Drugs

This is excellent news which will be welcomed by my constituents who need to access effective cystic fibrosis medicines: NHS England has today announced it has secured a definitive agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to make available all three of their UK-licensed cystic fibrosis medicines.  This means NHS patients will now have full access to Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco, and around 5000 people may now […]

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Update on Wokingham Borough Council’s highways programme

I have received this update from Wokingham Borough Council: Wokingham Borough Council takes another step forward in its fight against congestion as its major highways project reaches another milestone with the final section of the North Wokingham Distributor Road (NWDR) receiving planning permission. Once complete, the full NWDR, which is scheduled to open in its […]

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South East Transport Strategy

I attended the Parliamentary launch today of Transport for the South East’s strategy. I stressed to them the road improvements we need on the recently identified strategic local networks, where they now have a role in progressing or lobbying for schemes. They said their immediate priority was to get the government to back a third […]

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Wokingham Council Local Live Day for Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The event will take place on Saturday 12 October at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre between 11:00am & 3:00pm. It is designed for children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers. It will showcase the support, activities and services available throughout the Borough and how to access them. It is also open to […]

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Noise from planes

On Monday during the Manchester conference I  talked again to the management of Heathrow airport concerning aviation noise over the Wokingham constituency. They told me of the progress they are making with encouraging quieter jets and better flying techniques and operating practices to try to control noise, in line with suggestions I have advanced before […]

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Beenham Wind Orchestra sounds great after 20 years

The 20th anniversary concert by the Beenham Wind Orchestra last night was tremendous entertainment. From the first bars of Sparke’s Yorkshire Overture to the final chords of John Williams the orchestra sustained a great sound and showed their enthusiasm for the music they make. The Suite of English folk songs was particularly fine, with the […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. 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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