Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

100th anniversary of the Brownies

  1900 Berkshire brownies accompanied by their leaders and organisers assembled at the Rivermead Centre in Reading yesterday looking a lot younger than their organisation which was having its 100th birthday. It was a well prepared day, with a wide range of activities for the girls. Climbing an irregular wall, riding a bike  on a […]

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Winnersh summer fete

  I attended the Winnersh summer event yesterday and made two civic awards on behalf of the Parish Council, as well as thanking the organisers and volunteers who had worked hard to provide the food, drink and entertainment. Mrs Sally Whittaker was recognised for the work she does to help families through Home Start Wokingham. […]

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Money to mend the roads

  Along with other MPs I have asked Ministers to assist with repairs to our damaged roads, especially after the flood damage this winter.  Today I received notification that West Berkshire Council will receive an extra £800,000 this year, bringing the additional funds this year to £2.3m. Wokingham Borough will receive an extra £333,000, making […]

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M4 resurfacing and noise

  The government has notified me of their intention to resurface part of the local M4. They have also confirmed when I asked them that this will be done with noise reducing materials. I had sought a guarantee this would be the case some time ago, and am pleased they will indeed do this. The […]

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Passport delays

  I am taking up some cases for constituents whose passport renewals have been delayed. I was sorry to learn that some constituents have experienced unreasonable delays in this service. As a result of enquiries and pressure from MPs, Mrs May the Home Secretary, has issued new helpful guidance. She says that she will speed […]

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Visit to local company Fish Innovation

  On Friday I was invited to a new company in the Reading Science and Innovation Centre by Earley Gate. The two entrepreneurs behind it are seeking to build a business based on their expertise at understanding and managing sound. Their first product is a better casing for smart phones that  increases the volume and quality […]

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Visit to Cala Homes development in Wokingham

The new Cala flats are being built close to the Emm off Molly Millars Lane. The company has provided new one and two bedroom flats for sale, has sold a block of flats to a Housing Association and has produced some affordable homes as well. All the current phase are now sold, so there was […]

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Congratulations to the new Leader elect of Wokingham Borough Council

The majority Conservative Group on Wokingham Borough has chosen Councillor Keith Baker as its new Leader. I send my congratulations to him for winning the leadership election, and wish him every success in his new role. I also send my thanks to Councillor David Lee, the outgoing Leader, who announced his wish to retire from […]

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Visit to Kronos on 23rd May

  I visited Kronos, a company in Wokingham which provides employee management systems which help companies and parts of the public sector look after holiday entitlement, hours worked, skills and training in ways which encourage good employee relations and higher productivity. I heard from the senior people how their computer bases systems worked, and then […]

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Congratulations to Wokingham Councillors elected on 22 May

  In my constituency we had elections for 10 Borough Councillors for the Wokingham Unitary Council. 9 Conservatives and 1 Liberal Demo0crat were elected, with Conservative candidates polling 9236 votes and Liberal Democrat candidates polling 6097 votes in second place. I congratulate the Councillors on their election, and look forward to working with them in […]

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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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