Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Wokingham Borough Council response to the recent Environment Lobby

Following a recent Environment Lobby in Parliament, I wrote on behalf of constituents to Wokingham Borough Council to ask what they are doing to improve waste management locally. I have now received the enclosed response from them:

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Government Funding for Roads and Highways

I have received the enclosed letter from the Secretary of State for Transport. I am encouraging both Wokingham and West Berkshire Council to bid for funding to help improve our local roads:

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Pay rises for valued pubic sector employees

I was pleased to see today that there has been a further relaxation in pubic sector pay restraints, to allow rises above inflation for various groups of employees.   • Teachers – the average classroom teacher will see a 2.75 per cent pay increase, worth on average £1,000. • Armed Forces – a soldier at […]

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Wokingham Arts Society Summer Exhibition

Last night  I opened the Wokingham Arts Society Summer Exhibition at St. Paul’s parish room. The Exhibition is full of joyful oil and water colour painting, with some great ceramics and wood carvings. There is a lot of local talent that has captured the wonders of nature and  the beauty of many places. Wokingham’s pubs […]

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Response from Tesco

I recently attended Tesco’s Centenary reception in Parliament on 3 July. I took the opportunity to raise a number of points about the Wokingham store. I have now received the enclosed reply:

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Winnersh Post Office

I have been told by the Post Office that the Winnersh office “is temporarily closed for operational reasons” They have not given me any more details or any indication of when they will be able to resume their service. I have urged them to restore it as soon as possible.

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Bohunt School

Congratulations to Bohunt School of Wokingham on its first OFSTED report since its opening in 2016. It received an overall ‘good’ rating with ‘outstanding’ ratings for leadership, management, personal development and welfare. The report particularly mentioned the pupils’ close engagement with learning, great pride in their school and excellent behaviour in and out of lessons. […]

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Aircraft noise in Wokingham

I recently asked a Parliamentary Question about aircraft noise in Wokingham and what is being done to mitigate the impact of this. I have now received an answer from the Government: Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to limit aircraft noise over Wokingham constituency. (270234) Tabled […]

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Aircraft noise over Wokingam

I have submitted more evidence to the recent Heathrow consultation about the need to reduce aircraft noise, and have received an answer to my recent Parliamentary Question:   To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to limit aircraft noise over Wokingham constituency. (270234) Tabled on: 27 June 2019 […]

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Meeting with Environmental lobby last week

I have heard from three constituents who say they were greatly delayed trying to get to the lobby last week. I am sorry the Commons authorities were unable to help people get in more quickly. I felt I needed to make the agreed time and place for the appointment, and was told by the constituent […]

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