Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Lower Earley Post Office

Rt Hon Mr John Redwood MP – Member of Parliament for Wokingham 24 July 2015 Dear Mr Redwood Lower Earley Post Office® Martin McColl’s Retail Group, 5 Chalfont Way, Earley, Reading, RG6 5HQ Modernising your Post Office I’m delighted to tell you that we’ve decided, with the operator’s agreement, to change the above Post Office […]

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Guest Blog by Cllr Pauline Jorgensen

Wokingham Borough Residents Services – Pauline Jorgensen – Executive Member and Wokingham Borough Councillor for Hillside in Earley As the lowest funded unitary authority in the country Wokingham Borough has to be very careful with our residents money but we are also passionate about providing good and continuously improving customer service. These two aims are […]

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Consultation over Spencers Wood Post Office

I have received the following letter from the Post Office: 16 July 2015 Dear Mr Redwood Spencers Wood Post Office® Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1AD Changes to your Post Office® – tell us what you think We’re talking to the Postmaster about making some changes to the above Post Office and we’d like […]

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Schools Funding

I have received the following update from the Government on Schools Funding: 16 July 2015 The Government is committed to developing world-class schools across the country, so that every child, everywhere, can fulfil their potential. That’s why in the Conservative manifesto we committed to protecting the money following children into school, to confirming the extra […]

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Jam busting – let’s have safer junctions and better flows of traffic

ROAD ISSUES FOR WOKINGHAM BOROUGH EAST/WEST ROUTES The main traffic flows in our area are east/west. There are three main routes, the A329M/A3290, A329, and the national M4 . The A327 in conjunction with the B3349 also provides a Wokingham to Reading east/west link around Arborfield/Shinfield. To the north of my constituency lies the A4 […]

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English votes for English issues

The government has set out its proposals and will debate and vote on them on July 15th. I promised to speak for England and to seek ways in which English matters can be settled by English MPs. These changes to the way the Commons will consider English laws, English budgets and English taxes are a […]

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Home ownership for the many

On Monday I attended a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and local government, and the Housing Minister. I explained the need for more affordable homes to buy in Wokingham, and asked for more information on the government scheme proposed in the Conservative Manifesto to offer 20% discounts on new  homes for first […]

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Letter from the Government on school funding

I have raised the issue of school funding with the Minister for Childcare and Education, Sam Gyimah MP. I enclose a copy of his response below. I intend to pursue this issue further with him and convey the concerns that have been raised with me by constituents. BEGINS: Rt Hon John Redwood MP House of […]

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Airport expansion

The London airport report recommends an extra runway and inclines towards building it at Heathrow, though it leaves open the possibility of Gatwick. I will study the report over the week-end and will send in formal representations to Ministers in due course. I would appreciate constituents’ views before I do so. In an interview today […]

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Home ownership in West Berkshire and Wokingham

I have written to both Councils to remind them of the new government’a policy of encouraging more affordable homes for purchase. First time buyers under the age of 40 can under this scheme buy new homes with a discount of 20%, where builders and Councils co-operate to bring this about. The government plan is to […]

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