Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Meeting with Aviation Minister

I met Baroness Sugg, the Aviation Minister today. I complained again about the narrowing of the  Compton Gate airspace control without consultation by NATs in 2014, which has concentrated more noise over Wokingham during easterly operations.  I asked for change to this arrangement. The Minister said this was not going to happen before a general […]

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Wokingham Spring Fair

I went to the opening and visited many of the stalls at the Fair yesterday. I would like to thank all the voluntary associations, companies  and charities who supported the event. Two asked me to put out messages on this website. Next Step Fostering said they need more volunteers to foster children. They can be contacted […]

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Aircraft noise

I am meeting the Aviation Minister on 9 May in Westminster to see what more can be done to abate the excessive noise from planes over Wokingham. Anyone with strong  views and points to make should send them to me in advance, as this could help the case I am going to put.

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Breast Cancer Screening

I enclose details of today’s statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about Breast Cancer Screening. Any constituents who have concerns should call the breast screening helpline number on 0800 169 2692:

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Government promises increase in per pupil funding

In today’s debate on money for schools the Secretary of State promised minimum per pupil amounts for every school under his new formula. I pointed out that this year some schools in Wokingham are still below the minimum thresholds he is proposing, and urged him to speed up the adjustment of  cash for them.

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School money

I had a meeting with the Schools Minister this week in the House of Commons to push again for more money for Wokingham and West Berkshire schools. I also asked for explanations of some individual schools budgets now that I have the actual figures that Wokingham Borough are sending to the schools, as well as […]

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Money for Wokingham schools

I have been pressing for more cash for local schools. I have argued for a better national formula, and for more money for schools in total. I am still pressing for further improvement as I am well aware that schools would like more money. I have just received the latest figures from Wokingham Borough Council […]

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Visit to Beckton Dickinson

I visited Beckton Dickinson at Winnersh Triangle this morning at their request. They are a fast growing medical supply company owned by an American business. They have several testing laboratories and office accommodation at Winnersh to run the UK arm of this multinational business. We mainly discussed how new technology and smarter products can help […]

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Wokingham Borough Council’s Structural Maintenance Roads Programme 2018/2019

Wokingham Borough Council has provided me with information about their potholes and road repair schedule for 2018/19.

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West Berkshire Council Pothole Repair Program

West Berkshire Council has provided me with a map of their pothole repair program. You can also access more information about this at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34805&p=0

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