Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Probate fees

I lobbied the government against the proposed increase in probate fees. I was pleased to learn yesterday that they are not proceeding with this increase in the present Parliament. I hope they do not reappear in the Manifesto.

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Further exchange with Education Minister

Yesterday I lobbied an Education Minister again about the proposed fair funding of schools and Wokingham’s needs. I am also pressing for a suitable pledge in the Conservative Manifesto.

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Good Friday

I attended the all Churches in Wokingham Good Friday service at the Methodist Church this morning. I went on with the congregation to see the Passion play in the town centre. I would like to congratulate all involved in preparing it and performing in it, and all the helpers who provided hot cross buns at […]

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School funding

I am seeking to reinstate the additional meeting with the Secretary of State over money for Wokingham and West Berkshire Schools that was cancelled owing to the terrorist incident recently. I have also been asked to meet the governors of the Holt school, which I am happy to do.  I do need to fit the meetings in […]

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Local rail improvements

I am all in favour of providing more seats and more train capacity locally for passengers. I have been pressing for better services. I have recently been sent the plans for a two platform  station at Green Park, and told of the works to extend the platforms at Wokingham to take longer trains. The new […]

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My letter to Highways England re the delay to the implementation of works on the A329(M) and their reply

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The response from the Aviation Minister to my submission to the UK Airspace Policy Consultation

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Ofcom consultation

I receive a great deal of correspondence from my constituents about poor service from telephone and internet providers. I am aware how much delays in getting repairs done, missed appointments and starting a new service costs in terms of time and money. I have received the communication below from the Chief Executive of Ofcom. They […]

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Meeting with Thames Valley Chambers of Commerce

On Friday I was the speaker at the Chamber lunchtime meeting. I spoke about the economic prospects, the opportunities for investment in infrastructure, housing, internet services and the digital revolution. I pointed out that many large companies are announcing good increases in profit and cashflow, and could look around to expand UK capacity as in […]

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Wokingham social care

I was pleased to hear in the budget that my representations along with other MPs for more money for social care had been accepted. I had made it one of the principal features of my pre budget oral and written submissions to the Chancellor I was less happy when I heard of Wokingham’s small share […]

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