Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

New homes near Clayhill Road Burghfield

I attended the consultation and presentation of plans for a development of around 100  new homes in Burghfield Common. I encouraged them to increase the proportion of affordable homes for sale with the affordable section of the plans, and favoured styles and finishes for the houses that blend with local styles.

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Wokingham Fun Day Saturday 26 June

I joined the Mayor and various Town Councillors at the Fun Day.It was well attended in good sunshine. I am grateful to the Council for putting it on to provide family entertainment.

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Funeral of Amy Redwood

The funeral will take place of Amy Redwood at 9.45 am on June 8th 2018 at Easthampstead Park Crematorium near Crowthorne. Her friends and relatives will be most welcome to join us on that sad occasion to remember her and commemorate her life .

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M4 improvement plans

Highways England came to see me to explain their plans to widen the M4 out to Junction 12 under their so called Smart Motorway project. The aim is to provide a 33% increase in capacity by making a 3 lane a side highway into a 4 lane one. There need to be bridge works, new […]

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Aircraft noise

I recently held a meeting with the Aviation Minister to encourage the government to do more to reduce aircraft noise over the Wokingham constituency. I reminded the Minister that the changes NATs put through in 2014 concentrating more flights in a narrow Compton Gate without consultation or discussion increased flight noise over the constituency. It […]

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Amy Redwood

I have to bring sad news. My Mother Amy had a severe stroke on Thursday evening, and died overnight in hospital. I will provide more details for her friends when things are sorted out.

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Fill the potholes

In one of my regular review meetings with the Chief Executive of Wokingham Borough Council last week I raised the issue of potholes again. I asked her to make sure the policy of the government and the Councillors to get the potholes filled is carried out. I lobbied the government for extra money, and the […]

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Visit to the Station Tap – alias the Molly Millar

Yesterday I was invited to meet  the Area Manager of the Stonegate Pub Company, to view the changes they have made to the former Molly Millar near Wokingham station. I did meet the local Manager who showed me the new facilities and told me they are now trading successfully following the re opening. The pub […]

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Local issues dominated the Borough Council results

I found on the doorsteps a welcome wish to talk about the local matters our Councillors decide for us in the run up to last Thursday’s election. The Conservative loss of three seats in Wokingham itself seemed to be related to the delays in finishing the town centre, the disruptions to the roads brought on […]

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Local schools do well in Sunday Times performance table

Reading Grammar was seventh placed school nationwide for exam performance in the latest tables, with sister grammar school Kendrick in 26th place. Holt was our best performing comprehensive, ranked in 176th place, followed by Maiden Erlegh at 337. Congratulations to all the teacher s and pupils for doing well academically

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