Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Trains to and from Paddington

First Group have let me know they are sorry that overrunning engineering works prevented them from running the promised services on Saturday. They adapted the services when they found out they were  not getting rail access to Paddington back at the specified time early on Saturday. They are also willing to compensate people for loss […]

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Better roads – more money for repairs

In recent years the most pressing demand I have heard on the doorsteps in the West Berkshire part of my constituency is the need for more road repairs. There are too many potholes and collapsed road edges. I and others have pressed this government to make money available to catch up with the large accumulated […]

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Building for the future

I attended the Christmas party for Building for the future in Toutley Road on Thursday evening. The new building is superb with great facilities for disabled children and their families. First founded in 2007, the charity has moved into the new p[remises and done a wonderful job equipping them for play, relaxation, and the provision […]

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Helping sub postmasters

When the Post Office introduced a new computer system for its sub post offices there was a sudden rash of cases of accounting difficulties, with more cases of alleged false accounting. This resulted in difficulties for some postmasters and their businesses. Many have said that the system was at fault, or the training and explanation […]

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Christmas message

This Christmas we will hear more of the extraordinary events 100 years ago. In the midst of the most merciless and death soaked war the world has ever witnessed, the soldiers of the UK and Germany in various places along the front organised informal truces. They sang carols for themselves and for each other. They […]

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New homes bonus for Wokingham and West Berkshire

Settled communities are often understandably apprehensive about too much new development. One of the reasons is the fear that the arrival of new homes places strains on schools, surgeries, roadspace and public transport. These facilities need to be improved and expanded if new homes are going to be built. In part recognition of this the […]

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Local NHS gets big cash boost

The government announced the money for our local NHS yesterday for next year. Wokingham CCG received an increase of 7.29%, taking the total available for local health services to £160 million. The Thames Valley as a whole got an increase of 6.6%, taking the total to £2195 million. These are large sums of money which […]

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The Borough’s carol concert

On Sunday the local primary school singers and the Berkshire Maestros put on a great performance of carols and Christmas music. We were thrilled with the sleigh ride, challenged by the Christmas medley, had to concentrate on our round singing and enjoyed joining in with some the best know carols from the hymn books. I […]

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Wokingham unemployment hits a new low

In November just 366 people in the Wokingham constituency were on Job Seekers Allowance. Wokingham stays in the top ten places with the least unemployment ion the country. The numbers are down 54 on a month earlier, and down 219 on a year earlier. I am pleased to be able to report such good success […]

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Visit to Wokingham Post Office

On Monday morning John Redwood visited Wokingham Post Office to thank the postmen and women for all their hard work over the year serving the local community. He asked them about the high volumes of parcels going through for Christmas, and wished them a happy Christmas with their families. The office seemed quietly efficient, with […]

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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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