Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Helping refugee and migrant children

Nothing pulls the heartstrings as much as seeing a young child in danger. We see powerful images of children being put on boats and struggling on the long journey from Africa and the Middle East to northern Europe. So what is the UK doing about this tragedy of our age? Young children need an adult  […]

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An Easter message

I attended a service at the invitation of the various Churches  of the Wokingham Christian community, and joined them afterwards in the Marketplace to see their Easter play. I am grateful to all who produced it and performed in it. It was thought provoking and hard hitting. This year in line with the messages from […]

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PIP payments

I have received a few complaints from constituents about the proposed changes to PIP payments. I am asking the government to review its plans to ensure disabled people in need of financial support are not damaged by these changes.

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Heathrow noise

I recently attended a presentation and discussion by AOA, the voice of UK airports. A senior representative of NATs and of Heathrow airport were also present, with the Aviation Minister. I have subsequently had a follow up conversation with the Minister. They agreed that noise and air routes is an important issue which they had […]

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Sunday trading

Some constituents wrote to me arguing against giving the power to local Councils to allow longer trading hours for bigger shops on Sundays. By the time we got to a vote the government itself decided it would not press ahead with this proposal given the opposition to it. Instead it asked us to approve up […]

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Fair funding for Wokingham and West Berkshire schools

Following lobbying by a group of MPs including myself, the government has issued a Consultation document ( on a new fairer funding system for schools. The document draws attention to the way a school can receive 50% more than a school with a similar mix of pupils elsewhere in the country under current formulae. It […]

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Wokingham Healthwatch

On Friday I visited Healthwatch in Denmark Street Wokingham at their request. I thanked the volunteers for their interest in the services provided by the NHS and answered their questions on a range of issues. There were individual cases over access to social care. I explained that these were matters run by the Council. Their […]

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Burghfield Lakes development

Yesterday I visited the Burghfield Sailing Club to see the latest exhibition on the Burghfield Lakes development, to respond to their consultation. They have reduced the numbers of homes since the original scheme. They are putting in water handling to reduce flooding in the area when we get excessive rains, in addition to needing extra […]

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Letter from Highways England on A329(M)/M4 junction

26 February 2016   Dear Mr Redwood Thank you for your further letter of 18 January about the new road layout on the A329(M)/M4 Junction 10. I note your observations about future capacity requirements on the A329(M) in light of the new housing developments. The improvements to this junction were carried out under the government’s […]

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Leave campaign launch in Wokingham

The Leave campaign for Wokingham will meet from 10 am in Wokingham  Town Hall on Saturday 5 March. All are welcome , from all political parties and none. I will speak at 11am on why we should leave the EU and how much better it will be outside the EU.   We would like to meet supporters […]

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